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THE HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX

USA, 2011 (MIFF 2011, Documentaries)

Director: Dan Sturman, Dylan Nelson

THE HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX

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

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