Damon Lindelof may be a big-name screenwriter now, but once upon a time he was a young writer looking for his big break. Back then, the scribe was searching for a way to meet Carlton Cuse – co-creator of the Don Johnson cop show, Nash Bridges. When Cuse showed up at the office of Lindelof’s agent looking for new material to read, the agent passed along a one-act play written by Lindelof entitled Ollie Klublershturf vs. The Nazis. Cuse thought the script, which chronicles a young boy’s use of a time machine (disguised as an Atari 2600 joystick) to stop a group of Fourth Reich Nazis from killing his family and altering the outcome of WWII, was clever and well written. What he didn’t know was that Lindelof had written the piece solely to get his attention.
The ploy was a success, and Lindelof wound up working on Nash Bridges – later, the duo would go on to work on a little show you may have heard of called Lost.
Ollie Klublershturf wasn’t forgotten, though – director Skot Bright turned it into a short film, featuring none other than the God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth plays “Chad,” one of the Nazis out to kill Ollie’s family. He and his partner pose as door-to-door bible salesmen. The rest of the cast is filled with familiar faces, including George Segal, Norman Reedus, Lainie Kazan and Rachel Nichols. Cuse was right – it really is well-written and amusing. Check it out below.