Another struggling actress, not entirely a sympathetic position, but the protagonist here played by co-director Kate Freund is so sweet you can't help but relate, we're on her side. She's considering quitting because her career is nowhere (as most are); her bit part in a zombie movie is cut before she's needed on set...but not before the 5 hour zombie makeup application. "They cut your scene? That's such bullshit." Freund playing Kate responds, "Yeah, it happens all the time," and it's true & the way she says it, heartbreaking + she still has zombie makeup residue on the side of her face. She's full of sane reactions to insane Hollywood. As in, horrified that a friend admits to dating a film producer just to land a role. The friend: "I hate him." Kate: "What?!" (This exchange alone makes it worth your watch). It veers into sketch comedy when David Wain enters as a high power Hollywood agent, and the scene is hilarious, but thankfully Actress has other ground to cover. There's actual darkness, as in existential crises, re: one's purpose, one's friend's, one's lifestyle. A pre-party montage is complete with bong rips, "head lamp shuffles", push-up contests, and it's fun for a second, then Kate gets too high and passes out eating a waffle & misses the real party. Well, there's the movie biz for ya. The End. But not before the real end, which deftly references the endless loop of pretty young wannabe actresses hopelessly circulating into the city. Rich black & white L.A. images from d.p. Matthew Freund contribute to the palatable 12 minute watch. Co-directed by Kate Freund & Kyle Reiter.