Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
A young film director named Milo Jacobson is awaiting word from his girlfriend's uncle (a sleazy movie producer named Donald Columbus) as to whether or not he will finance Milo's screenplay to make a film. What Milo doesn't realize is that Don hates his script. When Don informs Milo that the only way he'd finance his film is if Milo were to tell him that Steven Spielberg is directing it, Milo does the only thing he can do; he legally changes his name to Steven Spielberg. Don takes a liking to this "angle". Milo just wants to get his film made, while Don Columbus wants to use Milo's new name to dupe the public and make a profit. This is where the absurdity begins! Written by
Great initial idea, but the final short could have made more out of it. It lacks a bit on the plot-side. The acting suffers in parts from the non-professional actors (at least I think they are non-professional), and there could have been done more with camera and editing. Some of the jokes are pretty good, but on the other hand I was hoping for a more witty, sarcastic approach.
But in the whole, it is a rather entertaining short film that may especially attract aspiring filmmakers who ever dreamed of being Steven Spielberg...
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