For years, Doug Collins has been wading through a routine unsatisfying job and an increasingly miserable relationship. After his girlfriend moves out, Doug pushes himself to live a more fulfilling life starting with a trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Life pushes back. In the face of challenges from every direction, Doug struggles to make his way to the mountaintop.
When Ron, a high powered hedge fund manager, finds out that his biggest investor may be pulling out of the fund, his world begins to collapse on him, as he juggles fatherhood, his ex-wife, and one very big secret.
Chris Strachwitz is a detective of deep American music, music that’s the antithesis of the corporate “mouse music” dominating pop culture. Since 1960, he has been the guiding force behind legendary Arhoolie Records, bringing Cajun music out of Louisiana, Tex-Mex out of Texas, blues out of the country – and into the living rooms of Middle America. American music has never been the same. Born a German count, Strachwitz fled his homeland after WWII at 16. Here, he discovered, and shared, a musical landscape that most Americans missed.
'Ugh, I am so bored,' says Jenny. 'Any ideas?' asks Martin. The four twenty-somethings look around their apartment for inspiration on a sunny afternoon. Suddenly Craig jumps up and screams, 'Holy cow, I've got a terrific idea!' BLAM. His head explodes. Blood flies everywhere. Everyone starts screaming. Nobody knows what to do. Kate has an idea. BLAM. More blood. More screaming. Jenny and Martin try to escape but find 'It's happening everywhere!' screams Jenny. BLAM. Outside the plague is affecting everyone: dogs, cats, men, women. No one is safe.
An emerging music pioneer of the new D-town (Dallas) sound is producer/ artist Fat Pimp. Mr. Rack Daddy was born in Houston but later relocating to Duncanville, a suburb of Dallas. Fat Pimp, given his moniker by a high school classmate, began developing his love for music first as a producer, but he was known for his impromptu free style sessions at lunch. While attending college at Texas Southern University (TSU) Fat honed his skills as a producer and his first hit was born. "Rack Daddy" spread like a virus through youtube and the south and Fat Pimp has been cranking out hits ever since!
Kendrick is a young, black calf roper grafting through the local, all-white rodeo circuits of the southern United States. Soft spoken and gentlemanly, roping is Kendrick’s singular focus, his ‘good addiction’. He practices long into the night and is happiest when he is on the road to a competition. Before each rodeo he prays for the safety of his horse and himself, and to win a check. Ever since he was a boy he has dreamed to one day making it to the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas. This is the beginning of that story.
Metal-loving gamer geek, Scott Weidemeyer, lives with his ornery grandmother and works a lousy job at a donut shop. But every Tuesday night, he is the omnipotent Game Master, guiding his role-players through a tabletop journey of fantasy and adventure. However, when neo-nerd hipster Miles joins his game, Scott begins to resent the admiration Miles receives from the other players. To make matters worse, the health of his grandmother begins to falter, and his estranged mother visits town, reminding Scott of a childhood he'd just as soon forget.