Alter Egos is a comedy film about superheroes that was released in the fall of 2012. It is directed by Jordan Galland and has been purchased by Kevin Smith's SModcast Pictures and Phase 4 Films Its world debut will be at the prestigious Fantasia Film Festival on July 24, 2012, where it was chosen as an official selection. It stars an accomplished cast from TV, film, and Broadway: Kris Lemche (Ginger Snaps (film), Final Destination 3), Danny Masterson (well known for That 70s Show, Men at Work (TV series), John Ventimiglia well known for (The Sopranos). Joey Kern (Cabin Fever and Grind (2003 film) and is currently working on a pilot TV show with Danny Masterson Playing with Guns) also stars in this film.
Musician Sean Lennon, besides playing "Electric Death", also contributed the musical score for this film. Galland and Lennon have been friends for around 15 years, and have collaborated on each other's albums. Lennon also scored Galland's feature, 2009'sRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead. and also worked with Galland on his award winning debut short, surreal film "Smile For The Camera.
Brooke Nevin of the new hit Breakout Kings appears in this film as well.
Daniel Schechter, a personal friend of Jordan's did the Trailer for this movie, in exchange for Jordan providing the soundtrack for his breakout indie hit Supporting Characters
The plot follows an under-appreciated superhero, at a time when superheroes have lost government funding and all public support. In a synopsis by Interview Magazine:
"Alter Egos inhabits a fantasy world where superheroes are a dime a dozen. If you have the powers, as lead supers Fridge (Kris Lemche), and C-Thru (Joey Kern), do, then, well, you can practice them for good, as long as you follow the guidelines, or at least some of them. Quite obviously, this is a parody of parodies and flips the superhero genre on its head. Like Superman, Fridge is dorky in his human clothes. Unlike Superman, it's not because he has to do so to keep his identity under wraps—more like he uses his superhero garb to explore different facets of his personality, as evidenced by the title. Somewhere along the storyline, he must tackle the fact that his girlfriend loves his superhero identity more than his unmasked self, and, naturally, face his nemesis, the man who killed his mom and dad—although he really doesn't want to."
- Sean Lennon as "Electric Death"
- Danny Masterson as "Jimmy"
- Geneva Carr as Newscaster
- Kris Lemche as "Fridge"
- Joey Kern as "C-Thru"
- John Ventimiglia as Shrink
- Brooke Nevin as Claudel
- Christine Evangelista as Emily
- Kristina Klebe as "Ice Scream"
- Marina Squerciati as Dr. Sara Bella
- Aurélie Claudel as rich woman
- Carlos Velazquez (III) as Moon Dog
- Alter Egos at the Internet Movie Database