BRIGHT is a struggling screenwriter in his mid-30s with more than his share of angst. While his ex-girlfriend moved to L.A. and became a rising star in a film produced by an old college chum, Bright remained in a far off town, wasting his talent writing for the local paper and playing video games with his two slacker friends, good-looking GALLUS and the imbalanced DICK. To make matters worse, Bright has contracted a skin condition, a sun-light-allergy that makes him even more of a hermit. Hoping to break out of their doldrums and have some real excitement, the three bickering guys set out on a road trip to a video game convention in Tinsel Town. They give a ride to STELLA, an attractive and perceptive young woman who seems wise beyond her years. Their camaraderie degenerates into insults until, tormented by nightmares and stranded in a desert hick town under merciless sun, Bright receives the blistering insight that enables him to turn his life around.