Rod is the founder of The Editing Room, having started the web site in 1998 after seeing "Godzilla" and being compelled to express his hatred. He's written the bulk of Abridged Scripts on the site, many of which have appeared in Total Film magazine and Cracked.com
Part-time newspaper advice columnist Alex thinks he has it all: fame, money, the corner penthouse. But Alex gets a little more than he bargained for when his new assistant turns out to be... a talking grasshopper! Soon his carefully ordered life is turned upside-down by his new orthopteran companion, and he's embroiled in a madcap escapade of wacky exploits, each one more zany than the last! Can Alex get a "mandible" on the ever-escalating situation, land the big promotion, and teach his diminutive underling how to become the toast of society, all while running from the Mob? It's a comedy of OH-MY-GOD-THAT-INSECT-JUST-FUCKING-TALKED proportions!! (Canada, 71 min; rated G for gooey sentimentality, forced slapstick, and double-takes.)
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Craig is a sheet metal worker by day, unsuccessful writer and filmmaker by night. Right now he wishes he had a website to link to.
Rick isn't just a badass warrior, he's also noble enough to be king, sexy enough to be a supermodel, snuggly enough to be a kitten, and talented enough to be the next American Idol. Professionally, he's a public relations executive, which means he's paid to believe whatever you tell him and try to convince everyone else to believe it, too. He lives in Nashville, so be sure to say "hi" next time you're in town.
Ian S is an exuberantly quirky guy who likes drinking carbonated water with coffee creamer mixed in. Make of that what you will, some day it will be famous. Hopefully Ian will be famous too; right now, he'll settle for moderate comfort and wistful daydreams.
Nicole is a teacher and is married to a man who poorly proofreads her abridged scripts. They have a very immodest Shih Tzu. Her talents include being able to recite most of Fargo, which she thinks impresses people.
Owain is a part-time rock star with the beard of a full-time hobo. In his high school yearbook he was named "most likely to become a genius comedian", and he's been struggling to live up to that ever since.
Joannes is a 6'5" guy from Belgium who shamelessly ripped off The Editing Room to create his own spin-off for videogames at http://playthroughline.com. To keep Rod off his back, he occasionally contributes a movie script here.
Lachlan Redfern was raised in Indonesia, Thailand, Poland and the Australian countryside. Somehow, this has resulted in a semi-English accent. He's currently studying in Melbourne, Australia and dreams of writing full time.
James is a 24-year old amateur scriptwriter from Australia. He has co-authored four comedy musicals and a host of plays for his university theatre club. Years from now, he will invent a car that runs on the dreams of children, single-handedly saving the global economy.
Vell, Alex's just zis guy, you know? A 22 year old student who moved around way too much growing up, but is settled (for now) in Madison, Wisconsin. Alex loves music and movies, plays guitar every day, and feels uncomfortable writing about himself in third person.
Ben is a law student in New Orleans. He studies flash cards of differing emotional faces in hopes of one day understanding social cues. He claims to be the first to coin the YouTube comments "FIRST!", "FAKE!", and "GAY!". No one is ever impressed. He has a girlfriend who is totally real. She has eyes that are blue or brown and hair that is also a color.
Chris is a 26 year-old engineer from Pennsylvania who spends his days saving the environment by transforming filthy engine exhaust into slightly less filthy engine exhaust. When he's not laboring tirelessly to prevent Al Gore from being right, he also writes for Cracked.com, updates his personal website Raddy's Tuition, and dispenses invaluable wisdom on Twitter. His hobbies include skinny skiing, going to bullfights on acid, and passing lines from Caddyshack off as his own.
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