Directed by: Ged Dickersin
Written by: Eric S. Page
Produced by: Timm Sharp, Joshua Dov, Megan Lee Ethridge, Travis Guba
The Energy Specialist is about what you do after college, when you have spent most your college days partying. After graduating from U. Mass Amherst, Dev Teller (Josh Dov) decides he's going to "live a little" before embarking down any career path. So he sticks around his college town of Northampton, where he gets a job blowing insulation for a ragtag company called The Energy Specialists. Dev becomes good friends with his co-worker Curran (Timm Sharp), who moves in with Dev, when his girlfriend Sheila (Layna Fisher) kicks him out. Dev and Curran light up the small town, getting drunk, smoking weed, tooting coke, going to strip bars, getting in fights, and just hanging out playing guitar on the front porch of their dumpy house. It gets to be a little bit too much for some of Dev's more serious friends, like Stacey (Juliette Morgan), who threatens Dev with an intervention. Dev gets in trouble with Vic (Matt Skollar), his best friend from Amherst College, after sleeping with Vic's girlfriend Claire (Amy Acker), who Dev has been flirting with all along. One year after college, pretty much nobody wants to have much to do with Dev, including the bartenders. It's Curran's mother (Elizabeth Ann Townsend), who inspires Dev to interview at People Magazine in NY, which he does. And to Dev's surprise he gets an entry level position as a fact checker. Dev leaves his college town behind and moves to New York to start his new life, leaving Curran on the front porch.
• Filmed on location in Northampton, Massachusetts.
• The cast & crew lived together in the City’s old firehouse for 2 weeks while filming during the Summer. The firehouse is otherwise used as a homeless shelter during the colder months.
• The film was shot in 2000 and has been in post-production since.
• The director launched a Kickstarter to raise funding to help finish the film. [May 2013]
• A brand new trailer was also released to coincide with this.
• According to IMDB, the film is now completed, but it’s still awaiting a release date. [June 2016]