01 Mar Scumbag by Mars Roberge
SCREENING: MAY 27, 2017 – Saturday
DIRECTOR: Mars Roberge
A young hipster wannabe-superstar dj, Phil, takes on a day job at a telemarketing company, working with crazy people, ex-prisoners, drug addicts and murderers. The time on his life begins to tick as he battles addiction, fights the law and tries to maintain the only sane thing left in his life, his girlfriend, Christine.
DURATION: 1 hr 55 mins
Born in Scarborough, Mars Roberge graduated in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Film Production from York University. In 2000, he moved to NYC and made his first feature, a documentary on Sex & the City stylist Patricia Field called “The Little House That Could” (which also had its Canadian premiere with CENSURED IN CANADA). SCUMBAG, his second feature film, is a dark comedy with 223 actors including cult legends such as Penny Arcade, Michael Alig, Ron Jeremy and Nick Zedd, to name a few.
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Queens World Film Festival – Best Ensemble (Won), Best Director (Nominated)
Too Drunk To Watch Punkfilmfest
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival – Best Comedy (Won); Best Actor (Nominated)
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“Scumbag” – Sugarbuzz Magazine
“”Scumbag” The Movie by Mars Roberge” – Rank & Revue