Directed by: Joe Clarke & Tim Nash


Quinn, a substitute teacher and engineering graduate student who is a romantic at heart, and his best friend Grant may be brilliant mathematicians, but are hopeless in their romantic pursuits. While working towards a grant in their engineering program, the two develop a mathematical formula to attract women at their whim. Hilarity ensues as the characters in this film – made by men, about men, told entirely from the male perspective - find that their discovery eventually corrupts and transforms them into a pair of arrogant womanizers. How far will they let their lives devolve before the pair discovers there are no shortcuts to finding true love? Co-created by University of Iowa alums Ravi Patel, Tim Nash, and Springfield, Illinois native Joe Clarke, The Formula was written, produced and filmed in Iowa with the goal of enriching the local film community. Starring Brandon Baker (Johnny Tsunami) and Second City students Mike Schminke and Tyler Thirnbeck, this charming anecdote proves you don’t have to move to LA or NY to make an admirable movie.

Why you should watch: Support. Midwest. Moviemaking.

Star Brendon Baker and Co-Director Joe Clarke will be in attendance on Saturday, November 23rd to host a post-screening discussion with the audience.

Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30 pm<span style="font-size:9.0pt;Times New Roman" ;background:white"="">// Chicago Filmmakers' Screening Space - 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville // $8 suggested donation // Star Brandon Baker and Co-Director Joe Clarke will be in attendance to host a post-screening discussion with the audience. 

Wednesday, November 27th at 6:30 pm // Columbia College Chicago Ferguson Theater – 600 S. Michigan Ave. // $8 Admission & FREE for CCC Faculty, Students, and Staff // Ferguson Theater is wheelchair accessible


5243 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago