When a headstrong filmmaker gets a lowly job at the worst film production house in town, he leads a disillusioned film crew into hijacking their company's latest movie, filming a better version behind the back of their overbearing director. Written by
During the final push to finish the undercover film, Miles hands Tim a long list of "shots we needed by several days ago." Some of the items include: "Fireball hurtling into sky," "Staged archive footage of president speaking about U.S.-Congo relations," "Grenade falling to floor," "Cultist gets hit by flying Jake," "Ken Burns-style panning over Congo jungle map (close up)," and "Dolores steals Jake's sandwich and puts extra spicy hot death sauce on it." See more »
When Ren Fields flees the transit train, hazy reflections of bystanders are visible in one of the train windows. However, no one is there. Non-actor bystanders had wandered through the shot, requiring them to be digitally removed. While surrounding detail allowed them to be realistically painted out of the shot, the reflections remained, leaving an unintended ghostly effect. See more »
That's just a little thing we do to the new guys. It, uh, weeds out the wimps. Hope I didn't scare ya!
Good to have you aboard! You can touch the camera. I was just messin' with ya!
Okay, everybody! Whattaya say we make some magic?
Welcome to Bourgeois, kid.
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This was a cute film done on a low budget in and around the Portland, Oregon area. Some of the indoor scenes are a little too dimly lit, but the acting was good, as was the soundtrack. I laughed out loud a number of times while watching it. The co-directors are both relatively young and have done a number of shorter films before. This is professionally directed, professionally acted and professionally shot. Yes, there are some of the usual clichés here but they do not belabor any point and the pace moves along pretty well. A number of good local actors were used as well as some non-actors. It was so well done, though, that there is no taste of amateur anywhere in it.
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