This lighthearted coming-of-age comedy follows one awkward teenager’s path through adolescence, showcasing the unique and unconventional assistance he receives along the way.
Nate Skoog (Jon Heder, Napoleon Dynamite), an eccentric 30-year-old, finds himself living with his mother and stuck in a mundane job in a mailroom. Nate’s life takes an unexpected twist when his boss tasks him to pick up Oswalt, his son, from school. When he discovers Oswalt is the subject of relentless bullying at school, Nate assembles a team of misfits to ensure Oswalt’s safety, forming an unconventional security detail. Their journey takes an unexpected turn when they discover that the network of bullies targeting Oswalt wields more power and influence than they initially thought.
Discussion with writer, producer, and director Dylan Narang, writer Brad DeMarea, casting director Allen Hooper, and actor Chad Dukes. Moderated by Andy Edmunds (VAFF Board).
Saturday, October 28
Violet Crown 5
Director: Dylan K. Narang
Runtime: 108 min.
Featuring: Gina Gershon, Billy Zane, Jon Heder
Dylan is a writer and director. He has made five features under his company banner, Foggy Bottom Pictures.
Brad DeMarea is a screenwriter, award-winning filmmaker, creative director, designer and author.
Allen Hooper is a casting professional, with credits including the films Tapawingo and Soundwave, and eleven seasons of Modern Family. He currently works on the new Frasier for Paramount+.
Chad Dukes is an actor. Tapawingo was his first professional acting role.