No Peanuts For Brooks McGill

Aging sportswriter Brooks McGill has been fired, humiliated, and even knocked out by a pissed off prizefighter. And the day is not even over. Now Brooks finds himself trapped alone inside a bar. Will he survive the worst day of his life and if so, why bother?

  • Gerard Zarra
    Director - Is New York Comedy Dead, My New Pants, John Dablovski: Reality TV Star
  • Jody Heaps
    5-Time Emmy Executive Producer - All Access: Mayweather vs. McGregor, Wilder vs. Fury, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
  • Joseph Restaino
    Producer - Passing (2021), starring Tessa Thompson; Pig (2021), starring Nicholas Cage
  • Richard O'Brien
    Key Cast
    "Brooks McGill"
    American Gangster; (Theater) A View From the Bridge, A Queen For a Day
  • Teddy Atlas
    Key Cast
    ESPN Sports Center / Friday Night Fights, Don King: Only in America, Gloria
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Director Biography - Gerard Zarra

Born and raised in New Jersey and a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts - Gerard is a passionate, well-rounded creative who has created pieces for Showtime, The New Yorker, GQ, and RocNation.

He is a lover of cinema and has immersed himself in the art form. He frequently shoots projects on Kodak film, teaches filmmaking at New York Film Academy, and has traveled around the world to film documentary projects.

Gerard also regularly performs improvised comedy at the People's Improv Theater in Manhattan. His love of performing transcends the stage, creeping into his film work and the occasional odd interview panel.

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