Despite what you may think at times while watching the beautiful hot mess that is jackass there really are some competent people working behind-the-scenes. Actually, the further you get behind-the-scenes the more competent and accomplished they are. Today, let's spotlight one such individual who toiled hard—so hard—in the office trenches day in and day out. His name is Robert Zappia [far right in photo]. His primary role on jackass 3 and 3.5 as a Segment Producer was to log (and make sense of) all the footage that came back from the frontlines of filming*—a tedious, eyeball-straining, soul-numbing job that he basically could have done in his sleep compared to what he normally does for a professional living. You see, Robert's a writer. A real one! He's penned the screenplays for Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and the TV mini-series 5ive Days to Midnight. Most recently, however, he's swerved off into the publishing world with a graphic novel entitled Expiration Date, which solidly debuted at WonderCon a few weeks ago. Congratulations, Robert!
The story, in my own hacked scrotum sack of words, is set in the future, where health technology has enabled everyone to live long—so long—leading to a critically overpopulated world. One technology begets another and the population is given an implant that will randomly determine an individual's "peaceful" expiration date. And from there on out it's all political intrigue, corporate conspiracy, and sci-fi drama. Check out the trailer below and then fiddle your fingertips over here to order your tactile or digital copy of Expiration Date: http://expdatecom.fatcow.com/promo/store/
* Among other office-related psychological traumas, Robert has seen things done on tape that the rest of the world will never see and he will never be able to un-see.