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Joel Potrykus


Trevor Newandyke is a struggling comedian. Not only does he bomb on stage, but he bombs in everyday life. To him, it's the little things that matter most. He's fed up with the threats from the cable company, 7-11 raising the price of the Slurpee, and all the jerks who think they can push him around. All he wants is a break, and for someone to get him. Not everyone, just someone. But instead of taking a breath and getting himself together or taking his anger to the stage, he turns to the loud din of his headphones and the crackling glow of fire to ease his mind. He's not only a lousy comic, but a pyromaniac, as well.


Joshua Burge, Gary Bosek, Daniel Falicki, Jason Roth, Gary Perrine, Kevin Clancy, Joel Potrykus


Writer, Cinematographer and Editor: Joel Potrykus


Locarno Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, AFI FEST, CPH: PIX, IndieLisboa - International Film Festival, Munich International Film Festival

Director's Filmography

- Joel Calls Indie Film Type Dudes, short, 2020

- McD Test Market 447b, short, 2019

- Relaxer, 2018

- The Alchemist Cookbook, 2016

- Buzzard, 2014

- Ape, 2012

- Coyote, short, 2010

- Gordon, short, 2007

- Mice & Milk, short, 2001

- The Ludivico Treatment, short, 1999

- Birthday Boy, short, 1999

- Peter Knows Kelly's the Cool One, short, 1999

- Farther than Sheep, short, 1997

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