Justin Frost, a twenty-something slacker, has decided that his "thing" is that he has no "thing" at all. When a small-time carnival rolls into town, he meets Galaxy, a gorgeous con artist who has more "things" going for her than anyone he has ever met. Galaxy takes Justin on a geocaching adventure, a GPS based activity that is part hike and part treasure hunt, and he quickly falls for her. Complicating matters are his mom's (Lea Thompson) floundering relationship with a lovesick local cop (Christopher McDonald) and Galaxy's insanely jealous boyfriend Reggie (Dean Winters). In order to win her over he's going to need to step up his game, and maybe even figure out what his "thing" really is.
Thomas Middleditch,Dean Winters,Christopher McDonald,Frankie R. Faison,Lea Thompson,Rachael Taylor
For Justin Frost (newcomer Thomas Middleditch in a breakthrough role), a typical day is rolling out of bed at one, practicing improvised karate, and mowing grass for his best friend's landscaping business. But when a traveling carnival lands in his small town, Justin falls for a sexy con artist and wakes up to the life he has yet to begin living. Written and directed by Brant Sersen, winner of the 2004 SXSW Audience Award for his previous feature comedy Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, SPLINTERHEADS also stars Rachael Taylor (Transformers), Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore), Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Dean Winters (HBO's OZ), Frankie Faison (HBO's The Wire) and introducing Jason Rogel as Wayne Chung.