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Auteur (2006)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 27 March 2006 (USA)
"AUTEUR" is a satirical comedy/character study that follows an ambitious video pirate from delusions of grandeur to a well-deserved fall from grace. ERIC PELHAM, our protagonist/anti-hero, ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Abrams

Writer:

Alex Simon
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Cast

Credited cast:
Beau Clark ... Eric Pelham
Victoria Profeta ... Adrienne
Granville Van Dusen ... Jack Burton
Lee Schall Lee Schall ... Lenny
Jonathan Coogan ... Mitch
Jack Rubinoff Jack Rubinoff ... Tony
John-Paul Fine John-Paul Fine ... Alberto (as John Paul Fine)
Julian Wells Julian Wells ... Monique (as Suzy McCoppin)
Stephen Bozzo Stephen Bozzo ... Boyfriend / Knight / Alien
Creagen Dow ... Young Eric
Maggie O'Rourke Maggie O'Rourke ... Pretty Little Girl
Allen Gardner Allen Gardner ... Serial Killer
Helen Cho ... Woman Exec
David E. Fischer ... Male Exec (as David Fischer)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Biedel ... Lewis Fieldin
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Storyline

"AUTEUR" is a satirical comedy/character study that follows an ambitious video pirate from delusions of grandeur to a well-deserved fall from grace. ERIC PELHAM, our protagonist/anti-hero, thinks he's a real filmmaker as he callously films major motion pictures, then "pirates" them into VHS and DVD copies to be sold on the black market internationally. Although he claims to be engaged in this nefarious activity in order to raise money that will produce his own screenplay, Eric quickly learns that the rest of the world, particularly the world of Hollywood, is not as foolish as he thinks, and he isn't nearly as clever as he would like to believe. Written by Allen G.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Steal My Movie!

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Trivia

This was Kevin Abrams' second AFI thesis film he directed in 2005. The first was the award-winning "LEFT AT THE RIO GRANDE." See more »

Quotes

Eric Pelham: The bottom line is this: Hollywood has become a wasteland so vast, it's become its own metaphor for the decay of contemporary culture.
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Connections

References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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Entertaining, Witty, & Original...
8 July 2006 | by adima69See all my reviews

I have always been a skeptic when it comes to student films that walk the fine line between dark comedy and social satire. "Auteur" is truly a breath of fresh air in a time when just about anyone who can press a record button decides that they have the right or privilege to become a filmmaker.

Superbly written by Alex Simon, this film could not have come at a more relevant time in the turbulent history of the film industry. Films about film-making are nothing new, but what makes this one special is that it succeeds at every level, outlining a somewhat complex premise and resolution with relative ease and fun.

I should have been confused, but instead I was engaged. Great job!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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