Dec. 5, 2012
, writer and principal actor on the 24-time Gemini Award winning CBC Television show "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" has written a new original feature-length comedy script titled "The Main Attraction" which is currently in development.
The story follows a narcissistic
has-been actor who is hired to live in a small town that hopes its newest star resident will spur tourism revenue and save the community from bankruptcy.
"It's really culturally relevant," said Vrooman, who earned degrees in Commerce from
Queens University (Kingston, Ontario)
. "A lot of places in the US are going bankrupt. I've also been kind of obsessed with Americans' obsessions with celebrities."
for his political satire sketches on "This Hour Has 22 Minutes," Vrooman is also the co-creator and writer of the critically acclaimed Comedy Network absurdist sketch series "Picnicface," which earned three Canadian Comedy Awards.
, of the
based Brillstein Entertainment Partners, which represents
, and others, says, "I believe Scott is one of the top young comedic talents
has ever produced, following in the footsteps of other Canadian icons such as
. His eye towards humor within topical current events is what makes him extraordinary."
"The Main Attraction" arrives on the heels of Vrooman's hit 2012 comedy "Roller Town" which he co-wrote with Gemini nominated
and Canadian Comedy award nominee
. It's about one man brave enough to save a roller-skating-obsessed town that's over taken by video game shilling gangsters.
Netflix will offer "Roller Town" to its streaming subscribers starting
The film was distributed as a video on demand title by Warner Bros. and was released theatrically in
. It was also an official selection at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival, in
"It was like watching these old movies, going to sleep, having a weird dream and then waking up and writing a movie about it," said Vrooman, who drew inspiration from genre classics "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Roller Boogie."