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At first glance, the bespectacled protagonist (Kyle Mooney) of this oddball indie movie looks like just another nerdy fanboy.

He’s a naive, virginal man-child still clinging to an obsession for his favourite childhood TV series, a micro-budget sci-fi saga featuring the adventures of a talking teddy.

It’s best not to know too much about what follows, suffice to say that director Dave McCary and co-writer Mooney (both Saturday Night Live veterans) invest their film’s offbeat premise with charm and humour, while producing a sweetly heartfelt celebration of the therapeutic joys of amateur filmmaking.

Look out, too, for Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear and Claire Danes in the supporting cast.

This film premieres on 5 August.