Slice of life look at a young woman trying to make it as an actress in Hollywood. Ellie Parker, from Australia, works hard: she's gifted with accents, hustles to auditions, changes clothes and makeup as she drives across L.A., goes to acting classes and therapy, maintains a friendship with another Aussie searching for the same roles, meets a cinematographer when he bangs into her car at a stop sign, and faces a failing relationship with her slacker thinks-he's-a-musician boyfriend. All this brings on an identity crisis - who am I, and should I keep trying to be an actress? Ellie's balancing act and her inquiry into self carry the story. Written by
What happens when you become the person you pretend to be?
Did You Know?
and Scott Coffey
shot additional footage to the original short version (Ellie Parker
(2001)) over a process of five years. You can mainly tell which are new and old scenes due to Watts changing hair length. See more
Ellie uses a folding step stool to climb into the garbage can, but when the car pulls up and she climbs out, it's gone. See more
It is the hardest decision I've ever had to made. Apart from whether or not to have an abortion.
References The Day of the Locust
Heart of Glass
Composed by Deborah Harry
and Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie See more