Ok, this is going to be strange. I (Gregor) started this one a long time ago, even before “Skyscraper”. Back at University, after I completed my first (totally over-written) romantic drama (no, I wont tell that story), I decided to get rid of all that drama crap and write something funny.
I combined some of my experiences and some crap I made up in my spare time and turned it into a fairly personal story that is so completely out there that even I can’t take myself serious anymore. The script is full with half-baked ideas I once had (my unfinished time-travel TV show), strange characters and scenes that are blatantly stolen from classic movies.
I called this magnum opus “The Passion of the Geek” and even though the script has many flaws, I still remember it very fondly. The “hero” of the story is Ben, basically a movie version of me, which gets confusing when Ben has to convince me, yes me Greg, to help him rewrite the movie. I told you that it is strange.
I break the fourth wall a lot and the script makes fun of certain romantic comedy clichés. I tried to write a movie with jokes for people like me, a lot of meta-jokes and some nice references. It is really important though, that I don’t consider it a spoof movie. I have to admit that I0m not the biggest fan of recent spoof movies and I tried to avoid their biggest mistakes and focused more on timeless pop culture than on recent hits.
I have to admit that it’s probably not my most original work but I’d argue that the the script is more than the sum of its parts. Maybe you read it and be the judge of that.
The current version of “The Passion of the Geek” is 102 pages long and was last revised in October 2016.
So if you’re interested in a half-baked strange comedy for total geeks, drop me a line.