Artist Jay Shaw Unveils A New Print For The World Premier Of “Zero Charisma” At SXSW

Artist Jay Shaw has just announced a new print for a movie that is getting its world premier at SXSW called Zero Charisma.


Zero Charisma is about a metal-loving gamer / geek named Scott Weidemeyer.  He lives with his ornery grandmother and works a lousy job at a donut shop.  But every Tuesday night, he is the omnipotent Game Master, guiding his role-players through a tabletop journey of fantasy and adventure.  However, when neo-nerd hipster Miles joins his game, Scott begins to resent the admiration Miles receives from the other players.  To make matters worse, the health of his grandmother begins to falter, and his estranged mother visits town, reminding Scott of a childhood he’d just as soon forget.  Caught in a spiral of rage and delusion, Scott is forced to take drastic steps to reclaim his honor, and his identity as the Game Master.


Here is what Jay had to say about his print.  “With this poster we wanted to depict Scott’s primary dilemma throughout the film, his adversarial relationship with himself. The idea was to illustrate that concept with imagery directly tied to the tabletop gaming element of the story. After a handful of less successful drafts I went back to the drawing board and came up with the “Raiders of the Natural 20″ giant rolling dice approach.  Fun fact: The weathering and texture on the poster actually comes from a scan of an old worn out Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Manual cover.”

ZERO-CHARISMAZero Charisma is directed by Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews.  It stars Sam Eidson, Garrett Graham, Brock England, Anne Gee Byrd, Cyndi Williams, Katie Folger.  Here are the times you can go see it.

SXSW Screenings
Monday, 3/11 @ 7:15 PM – Rollins Theater at the Long Center – World Premiere
Wednesday, 3/13 @ 7:00 PM – Rollins Theater at the Long Center
Friday, 3/15 @ 11:00 AM – Topher Theater at Zach Scott

Zero Charisma IndieGoGo Trailer from Andrew Matthews on Vimeo.


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