*Online Premiere* An amateur filmmaker sets out to make a documentary about an aspiring actor in LA. Directed by Nicolas Curcio, “Brian,” is a found-footage comedy capturing the delusions and miscommunications of two insecure young men dreaming of Hollywood success. After meeting at a party and talking movies, Brian and Nic decide to make a documentary together — Brian sees it as an opportunity to launch his acting career, while Nic aims to create a complex portrait with a full character arc. But it’s not long before they hit a snag as Brian feels attacked when Nic tries to provide context on his career, planting a contentious seed, and causing the film to shift stylistically and tonally. Brian J. Cawley is perfect as the actor who can’t see beyond a promotional fluff piece, and Curcio co-stars as the soft-spoken man behind the camera with differing ideas but no interest in confrontation, until he’s forced into it. [Watch on YouTube]. (8 minutes). Directed by Nicolas Curcio. Starring Brian J. Cawley.
For more on the film, read our interview with director Nicolas Curcio, who discusses the origins of the project, allowing for improvisation, and twist endings. [NoBudge Members Only]