Photos from an October 22, 2008 read through of Scum with our initial cast. The only really change that happened was who was playing the girl in the protagonist trio. The main character, “Bart Sellers,” (who was absolutely named in reference to Bart Simpson,) was played by Andrew Rosen, a friend of Larry’s who looked and sounded the part to a T (what T?) His rival/foil, Alan Smith, was played by New York cop/actor Rich Vience, who’d go on to act in more films made by my friends afterwards. I don’t wholly remember why he was named as he was named (may have had something to do with “Alan Smithee,”) but I do know that the new neighbor that moves in after him at the end of the film (played by Dave Friedrich) was named “Dave Moore,” which was a combination of writer/illustrator team Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons of Watchmen fame, so it’s possible that the “Alan” in Alan smith was also in reference to Alan Moore, being that the two new neighbors were opposites. Bart’s friends/roommates in the film, Brad Fuller and Stacy Georgia (had to look up those names in the script,) were going to be played by actual tattoo artist Dennis Carley (whose father owned the house we were shooting in and was the basis for some of the stories,) and his actual girlfriend, which was convenient as they were written to be a couple. What ended up happening was Dennis’ girlfriend’s father passed away about a few days before we were about to begin filming, which led us to a scramble to re-cast this part. Eventually, Larry found Lizzy Brock to play the part (I forget how they knew one another,) who arrived with her own wardrobe (which was awesome and exactly what I had in mind for the character.) The other two main roles in the film were Alan’s mother, Betty, who was played by Assistant Director Joe Pomarico’s grandmother (who was amazing,) and Detective Steiner Martinez, played by Dean Martinez, although both of those roles were one-line cameos when we began filming, that we later expanded to be more substantial roles. Also included at the end of this post is a few photos used for poster/promotional art.