Scumbag

Mars Roberge

A young hipster fights for his sanity as he joins a telemarketing company, full of crazy workers, ex-convicts and murderers. It’s anarchy on the phone line and in this dark comedy on self-fulfilment under extreme conditions, showcasing a plethora of legendary faces from the US underground culture.  

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. 

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Filmmaker
Mars Roberge
Premiere
World premiere
Country
USA, Canada
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
114
Language
English
Producer
Mars Roberge, Tamas Birinyi / Infinitfilm
Production Company
World Domination Pictures, Inc., Infinitfilm
Sales
World Domination Pictures, Inc.
Writer
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