Alter Egos

Synopsis: Brendan, a.k.a. the instant ice-forming superhero Fridge, has become jealous of himself over his steady girlfriend Emily's preference for sleeping with posturing Fridge over whiny geek Brendan. Superhero buddy C-Thru would like Brendan to get it together, get out of his Fridge tights and have a good wash. With superheroes in public disfavor and government subsidizing being pulled, its a sad day when they have to haul in Shrink, the last known and captured supervillain. Waiting for nightfall when Shrink can be transported from their motel room, Brendan runs across Claudel, the motel manager who dislikes superheroes, and Jimmy, an embittered cop who can turn invisible for only a few seconds. As Brendan and Claudel start to connect, Brendan discovers a set-up that puts his future, freedom and good name in jeopardy.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Jordan Galland
Production: Phase 4 Films
80 min

- [Yawning]

- On capitol hill today,

the senate will vote on a bill

to cut funding for superheroes.

- They think

they can change anywhere.

The world is not

their changing room.

- Superheroes who are balancing

multiple identities

have a fragile and even tenuous

grasp on reality.

- Since the superheroes


all of the supervillains

over ten years ago,

they have had no enemy to fight.

That, coupled with recent

press coverage of superheroes

living on luxury lifestyles

with taxpayers' money,

has raised questions

about whether the government

should continue subsidizing

the supercorps.

Up next..

[Upbeat pop music]

- No effing way.

- Oh, God.

- I love superheroes.

Are you fishman, man?

- No.

- Which one are you?

- I'm Fridge.

The "F" stands for Fridge.

It's short for refrigerator.

- My name's Jose Maria

de Las Mercedes acostaz.

- Okay.

- People just call me moon dog.

- Great.

That's great.

- Yo, 'frigerator, dude,

you want some?

- You know,

I don't think that I can.

- It's good sh*t.

- Aren't you working?

- It's off-season, man.

There's no one around.

- I'm kind of on duty, so...

- What happens

when superheroes get high?

- I don't know.

- Do their powers get stronger?

- I don't know.

- All right.

Stay super, bro.

- You, too.

- Stay super.

[Suspenseful music]

- You know, it's funny.

Your name is C-Thru,

but I can see right through you.

Are you working for somebody

that wants to help me escape

or someone that wants

to kill me?

- Shut up.

- You're not doing this job

for the money, are you?

It's for the promotion,

the status you want,

the respect you want.

- Everybody thinks superheroes

win the lottery, huh?

Because they're born

with powers?

No one wants to appreciate

the hard work,

the sacrifices that we put in

every day.

Damn it.

- Feels good

to speak to the shrink

once in a while,

doesn't it?

- Hey.

- Hey.

- How are you?

- Good.

How you doing?

- Good.


- I--I was gonna knock,

but then I remembered

that you could--

- see through walls, yeah.

- Right, so I just...

What are you doing

in this place?

- I got a really bad stomach flu

last night,

and I had to stop here,

and so I called you in

for backup.

- Wait a minute, aren't you

supposed to have, like,

a police escort

or something like that?

- Solo on this one.

Cops aren't our biggest fans

at the moment, you know?

- Really?

- I'm actually

feeling better now.

You want to get some breakfast?

I'm starving.

- No, you know what?

I think let's just handle

the prisoner transport.

You and I can get some food

some other time.

- You know,

protocol says that, um...

We can't move him till dark now.

- What?

New protocol?

I'm supposed to hang out

with Emily's mom later, damn it.

- Hey, you know, but there's

a diner right down the street.

Why don't we get in our civvies

and go?

I got to get out of this thing.

My butt is itching.

- I'd rather keep the suit on.

- Why?

- You know, I just feel

more comfortable as Fridge.

- How long have you

had this thing on?

- A pretty long time.

Pretty long time.

- But you got civilian clothes

in the bag.

- Don't look through my stuff,



- All right.

All right.

- I'm just--please.

- I forgot.

I forgot how much you hate that.

- It's the weirdest thing.

- But, you know,

you really should

get that thing washed


and take a shower.

- I think my phone's dead.

I guess I'll just send Emily

an email.

Where's the check-in office?

- Try where it says "check-in."

- Oh.

All right.


- All right, I'm gonna, um...

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Jordan Galland

Jordan Galland (born 1980) is an American, New York City-based filmmaker, and musician. He has won a number of awards on the film festival circuit. He has also contributed his music to raise money and awareness of various charitable causes. Other entrepreneurial endeavors include Slush Puppy Music, a record label, as well as his own movie production company, Ravenous Films. more…

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