The Gleam explores the mind of a young homeless actor Max who has been given shelter by a mad scientist Dr. Zensky. Dr. Zensky has been successfully doing tests on animals to bring the dead back to life. Now he is ready to conduct his experiment on a human being. So in return to his favor, Dr. Zensky asks Max to bring him a live human being. While Max is on the look out Dr. Zensky has been helping a lady to psychologically control her rich but mentally ill husband.
Will the timid Max be successful in finding a live human being for the experiment? Will Dr. Zensky be successful in his experiment? Will Max ever pursue his art for acting? Find out in this edgy film noir dark comedy or murder, betrayal and insanity.