Director: Dan Sturman, Dylan Nelson
The average response to a Hollywood casting call: 3000. The number of people who get the part: just one.
Every spring, pilot season brings thousands of aspiring child actors and their families to Hollywood. Setting up camp at Oakwood, a temporary housing complex that caters to the wannabe showbiz families, they each attend hundreds of auditions with armies of agents and TV producers.
The Hollywood Complex follows a handful of child hopefuls as they negotiate sky-high expectation, devastating disappointments and tremendous financial pressure in search of fame and fortune.
By turns amusing and horrifying, The Hollywood Complex examines the line between dream and delusion, taking a revealing look at the parasitic bubble of industries that surround the Hollywood machine.
"A disarmingly funny film." - Sound on Sight
D Dan Sturman, Dylan Nelson P Dylan Nelson, Dan Sturman, Julie Janata WS PBS International TD HD Cam/2011