Loser takes all. Loser loses all... in "Surviving Eden," a sardonic send-up of reality television and the culture that devours it. In the tradition of "Waiting for Guffman" and "Take the Money and Run," a documentary film crew captures the pitfalls and pratfalls of fame as reality show winner Dennis Flotchky (Michael Panes) is thrust into the whirlwind world of instant celebrity. Dennis, a fat, charismatically challenged assistant manager of convenience store, becomes a contestant on reality show Surviving Eden when his room mate Sterno (Peter Dinklage) enters him into the casting competition as a joke. In spite of his utter lack of personality and ability, underdog Dennis develops a cult following and ultimately wins the competition. One million dollars richer and 150 pounds thinner but none the wiser, Dennis quickly and hilariously falls prey to the machinations of the Hollywood celebrity maker and the vultures and hangers-on that accompany it.
STARRING: Michael Panes, Cheri Oteri, Jane Lynch, Sam Robards, Savannah Haske, Peter Dinklage, Billy Nash, Jackie Katzman, Kentaro Abe, Danny Alexander, Jason Batchko, Ellie Boucher, Craig Braun, Lisa Deane, Illeana Douglas, Natasha Elliott, Conchata Ferrell, Brian Gattas, Jeremy Guskin, Robert Harvey, Michael Irpino, John Landis, Tim Lane, Allan Loeb, Robyn Moran, Erick Nathan, Kestrin Pantera, Chase Polan, George Poulos, Scott Ramp, Carrie Reeves, Seth Resnik, Tim Rhoze, Gary Rosen, Deep Roy, Josh Rubenstein, Jolene Rust, Michael Shyers, Nick Souza, Shana Stein, Allison Threadgold, Christina Venuti, Morgan Vukovic, Elizabeth Warner, Ken Weiler, PaSean Wilson, Pauline Yasuda
DIRECTOR: Greg Pritikin