The Origins of Wit & Humor

A comedy writer's need for approval leads him to a wonder elixir that bends his world into a surreal landscape of comedy tropes, which forces him to explore his own worth outside the writer's room.

  • Christian Gridelli
    Director
  • Christian Gridelli
    Writer
  • Hunter Norris
    Writer
  • Christian Gridelli
    Producer
  • Hunter Norris
    Producer
  • Brett Hays
    Producer
    Leading Ladies, Consumed
  • Joe Hursley
    Key Cast
    Fast & Furious, Resident Evil: Extinction, Accepted
  • Steve Lemme
    Key Cast
    Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread, The Slammin' Salmon
  • Film Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 5, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    Philadelphia, PA
    April 23, 2015
    World Premiere
    Winner Best Comedy
  • Hill Country Film Festival
    Fredericksburg, TX
    May 2, 2015
    Texas Premiere
    Winner Best Actor - Joe Hursley, Nominated Best Feature
  • LA Comedy Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    April 29, 2015
    LA Premiere
  • Festival South Film Expo
    Hattiesburg, MS
    June 4, 2015
    Mississippi Premiere
  • Louisville International Festival of Film

    Kentucky Premiere
  • Montreal Cinefest
  • Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival
  • Jerome 89A Indie Film and Music Festival

    Arizona Premiere
  • Honorable Mention: SaMo Indie Fest
  • ReadingFILM Festival
Director Biography

Christian Gridelli is a 2008 graduate from Columbia College Chicago and former associate producer for History/Biography Channel. He has been cowriting/directing/producing for a decade with Hunter Norris under the moniker of DimeStore Films. The Origins of Wit & Humor is their first feature film and was shot in Chicago. Christian never it made it past Webelos and was born on a dining room rug.

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