Director: Joseph Blasioli, Egidiio Coccimiglio
Paparazzo-photographer Victor Malafronte's philosophy is simple: "I don't have any sympathy for a guy who's making $20-30 million a year." Chasing Madonna, ambushing Michael J. Fox, screaming at Robert de Niro, Blast 'Em is an arm's length look at life as a New York paparazzo photographer.
It is an off-beat, funny and sometimes frightening journey into the North American obsession with fame and celebrity, by way of its most intimate observers. Spearheaded by public demand, these streetwise hustlers of privacy for profit offer an unique eyewitness account of the power of celebrity in today's culture and how it works — on those who have it, on those who want it, and on a society like ours which places a large and thoughtless value on it.
This feature length documentary reveals a world rarely seen — a place where famous encounters are everyday and unguarded moments are everlasting.
See also: The Player