It has just been announced that Tribeca Film and Nerdist Industries have acquired and will release “Zero Charisma” together. The film, which premiered at SXSW earlier this year where it won the Audience Award in the Narrative Spotlight section, tells the story of Scott (Sam Eidson), an overgrown nerd who lives with his grandmother and serves as Grand Master of a “Dungeons and Dragons”-style fantasy board game. When a new initiate enters the geeky group, Scott finds his role as leader of the misfits put into jeopardy.
States Nerdist founder and chief creative officer Chris Hardwick, “My podcast mate Jonah Ray saw ‘Zero Charisma’ at SXSW and immediately texted me to say it was one of the best movies of the year. When I saw it, I knew I had to tell as many people as I could about it. It’s hilarious, touching, beautiful, authentic and an eerily accurate echo of my first D&D group in the 80’s. I think the character of Scott will become a cultural hero. He is the personification of the nerd rage that boils in all of us when PEOPLE. DON’T. FOLLOW. THE. RULES. OF. THE GAME.”
The co-release between Tribeca Film and Nerdist Industries will start on October 8, 2013, where “Zero Charisma” will land on cable and on-demand platforms, shortly before landing in theaters on October 11.