Gentlemen Broncos | 2009
As a homeschooler, Benjamin d sn't have much experience in the real world, but his imagination takes him to fantastical worlds far from the drab small town in which he lives. When he finds out that his idol, sci-fi legend Dr. Ronald Chevalier will be teaching at Cletus Festival "the best writers camp in Utah", it's the chance of a lifetime for the young author. He packs up his best manuscript, "Yeast Lords: The Bronco Year" and sets out to fulfill his destiny. There he meets some new, equally misfit friends-budding romance novelist Tabatha and adolescent auteur Lonnie, a filmmaker with more than 80 "films" to his credit. Benjamin's attendance at the festival has two stunning results. His novel is optioned by Lonnie to be made into a full-length, lower-than-low budget motion picture, and Chevalier himself is so impressed by Benjamin's work that, in a desperate ploy to save his own career, he decides to make a few minor changes in the manuscript and publish it as his own novel. As Benjamin's world catapults into a series of bizarre wrong turns, the story of Yeast Lords is seen in three different points of view: Benjamin's original story, Chevalier's bastardized version, and Lonnie's low-fi film adaptation. These three renditions are a celebration of the ridiculous world of cult science fiction films.