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If you’ve ever walked more than half-a-block through downtown Colorado Springs in the past decade, you’ve likely been approached (or accosted) by one of Colorado Springs’ greatest characters: Brian Nemeth. A self-styled poet and aspiring news anchor, Nemeth relentlessly peddles his raunchy and frequently belligerent poems and opinions as one-sheet photocopied handouts for a dollar or two “to buy school supplies” for his classes at Pikes Peak Community College. He’s got a style and swagger (well, march) all his own: sport coat and tie with tight jeans and white basketball shoes, wire-frame glasses, a bulbous afro and a scraggly goatee. He often pulls a backpack on wheels behind him as he canvasses the downtown faster than most runners could.
While many are often put off by Brian’s seeming ubiquity and his nasal, hard-sell delivery, it’s hard not to admire his unflagging commitment to his craft and his desire to become the host of his own show on Fox News, however unlikely that dream may be. On top of that, few who’ve encountered Brian on the streets are aware that he suffers from both autism and schizophrenia. And amazingly, after almost a decade at Pikes Peak Community College, Brian is finally about to graduate with an associate’s degree.
Sadly for us, Brian plans to move to Denver soon; with his characteristic tenacity, he hopes to get his journalism degree and continue to pursue his dreams. Luckily for us, local filmmaker Christopher Chaos has a documentary about Brian in the works.
Tentatively titled “The Scoop,” the film is scheduled for completion next Fall. Until then, you can check out the trailer above and visit the Chaos Productionz website HERE for more.