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Starry Eyes (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 14 November 2014 (USA)
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A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
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Credited cast:
Alex Essoe ... Sarah (as Alexandra Essoe)
Amanda Fuller ... Tracy
Noah Segan ... Danny
Fabianne Therese ... Erin
Shane Coffey ... Poe
Natalie Castillo ... Ashley
Pat Healy ... Carl
Nick Simmons ... Ginko
Maria Olsen ... The Casting Director
Marc Senter ... The Assistant
Louis Dezseran Louis Dezseran ... The Producer
Danny Minnick ... Reggie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Alvarado ... Hipster
Spencer Baik Spencer Baik ... Hipster
Denis Bolotski Denis Bolotski ... Heinrich


In Hollywood, the Big Taters'waitress Sarah Walker is an ambitious aspiring actress that suffers from hair pulling disorder. Sarah does not respect her boss Carl or her job since she believes she will be a great actress and this job is temporary only to pay her bills. She shares an apartment with her roommate Tracy that frequently discloses her secrets to their selfish friends Erin that likes to humiliate Sarah and steal her roles; Danny, who is an aspiring director that likes Sarah; Poe and Ashley that are indifferent to her. When Sarah is invited to an audition of the film The Silver Screen from the company Astraeus Pictures, their auditioners do not show any reaction to her performance. When Sarah leaves the audition, she goes to the toilet room and has an attack, pulling her hair and crying. Immediately after, the casting director invites her to return to the room and repeat what she did in the bathroom for her assistant and she. Sarah is invited again to an audition with the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She would kill to be famous. See more »


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Did You Know?


At 29 mins.) The guy on the TV was a contributor to the Kickstarter and chose as his reward a cameo in the film. Unfortunately, he was in Florida, and as the production couldn't afford to fly him out they instead wrote a bit for him to record himself doing that they could then play on the television. See more »


When Sarah was in the office of Tater Tots discussing her future as a waitress with the manager, a schedule of names with their hours are a board in the background behind the manager. Later on, when she's back in the same office again, asking the manager for her job back after she quit, Sarah's name along with the number of hours are still on that board. See more »


The Casting Director: Thank you, Sarah. We'll be in touch.
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Crazy Credits

At the end: "RIP Robert W. Kolsch 1942-2013." This is the father of co-director Kevin Kolsch. See more »


Referenced in 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016) See more »


Bitch Pop
Written by Ned Shatzer
Performed by Lyndon Walker
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Selling your soul in Hollywood
2 July 2017 | by Takeshi-KSee all my reviews

Alex Essoe is a really good actress and she was brilliant in this. This move delves into the sometimes morally vague and downright bad things people feel forced to do in order to achieve their dreams of fortune and fame. This movie is better than most "seedy underbelly of Hollywood" type tales. It is better than The Last Tycoon (starring a young Bobby De Niro) and infinitely superior to the superficially pretty but bland and unrewarding Neon Demon. The plot is sort of predictable, but the performances and direction is really excellent, so that doesn't matter. I really liked it. There are lot of unprofessional and immoral demands on actresses that go unsaid and there should be more films like this.

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14 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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