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Neil (Michael Johnston) is an introverted, questioning high school freshman. Lacking any friends IRL, his main social outlet is the steamy fan fiction he writes about Vanguard, the brawny, galaxy-hopping hero of a popular sci-fi franchise. When his stories are exposed in class Neil is mortified, but the slightly older, effortlessly cool Julia (Hannah Marks) comes to his defense. An erotic fan fic writer herself, Julia pushes Neil to publish his stories to an online “adult” forum, where they quickly grab the attention of the site moderator, Denis (Michael Ian Black). When Neil is invited to present his work at a comic con live-read event, he has to face the fact that Denis’ interest in him may be more than simply professional… perhaps like his own feelings for Julia.

“The nerd-sexy coming-of-age tale the Internet age so desperately needs.” – LOS ANGELES TIME

“An engaging comedy-drama about adolescent outsiders who dabble in fan-fiction while inventing themselves.” – VARIETY

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Audio: 5.1

Cast: Michael Johnston, Hannah Marks, Michael Ian Black
Director: Clay Liford
Rating: 15 strong language, sex references, drug misuse
Duration: 100
Language: English

Official Selection
SXSW Film Festival (2016) – World Premiere
Fantasia Film Festival (2016)
Monster Fest (2016)
BAMcinemaFest (2016)
Outfest (2016)
Montclair Film Festival (2016)
Las Vegas Film Festival (2016)
Filmfest München (2016)
Frameline Film Festival (2016)
Dallas International Film Festival (2016)
Edinburgh International Film Festival (2016)
Maryland Film Festival (2016)
Florida Film Festival (2016)
Sidewalk Film Festival (2016)
Seattle International Film Festival (2016)

Festival Nominations
Austin Film Award – Austin Film Critics Association (2016)
Futurewave Youth Jury Award – Seattle International Film Festival (2016)
Texas Independent Film Award – Houston Film Critics Society Awards (2017)