Scumbag

Mars Roberge

IFFR 2017

A Band Apart

  • 114'
  • USA
  • 2017

Phil, a young wannabe DJ, works at a telemarketing company where his co-workers are lunatics, former convicts and junkies. Not ideal surroundings for someone trying to battle addiction and keep his girlfriend. Director Mars Roberge calls Scumbag "a modern version of a John Osborne play" – an apt reference to the author of Look Back in Anger, which embodied post-World War II angst.
Inspired by the fraudulent Canadian company where Roberge worked before turning to DJing (more successfully than his character), Scumbag is a dark, DIY, take-it-or-leave-it comedy with a musical pulse: a fragmented, MTV-video-clip form; a noisy punk and electronic soundtrack; in-your-face, satirical energy. The film also sports an impressive number of cameos/faces from US underground culture such as filmmaker Nick Zedd, actress Penny Arcade, porn legends Nina Hartley and Ron Jeremy, and punk singer Keith Morris. 

Director
Mars Roberge
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
USA, Canada
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
114'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
Mars Roberge, Tamas Birinyi / Infinitfilm
Production Companies
World Domination Pictures, Inc., Infinitfilm
Sales
World Domination Pictures, Inc.
Screenplay
Mars Roberge
Cinematography
Marco Tomaselli
Editor
Mars Roberge
Sound Design
Mars Roberge
Music
Lionel Cohen
Cast
Princess Frank, Debra Haden, Nick Zedd, Michael Alig, Keith Morris, Brennan Keel Cook, Monique Parent, Stephen Winders, Camille Waldorf
Website
www.scumbag-movie.com