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The Actor (2018)

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A mentally disturbed aspiring actor returns to New York City, as he hides his violent urges, he discovers the world of social media and faces the horrifying power of the internet.

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Bijan Daryani (screenplay), Linda Mendivel (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Bijan Daryani ... Joseph Kehr
Kaye Tuckerman ... Professor Payton
Harry Aspinwall ... Johnnie Milligan
Linda Mendivel ... Nastya
Bill Meoni ... Bugsy Cloverdale
Erika Santosuosso Erika Santosuosso ... Kelly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Andres Cepeda Miguel Andres Cepeda ... Miguel
Francis Madi Cerrada Francis Madi Cerrada ... Journalist
Andrew Colford ... Mafia consigliere
Wanda Nobles Colon Wanda Nobles Colon ... Casting Director
Alex Constantinides Alex Constantinides ... Dwayne Rice
Kymbali Craig ... Detective Summerfield
Darren Albert DeMatteo Darren Albert DeMatteo ... Mafia Boss
Miles Dupree Miles Dupree ... Production Assistant
Shakeerah Fredricks Shakeerah Fredricks ... Gossip Show Host
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Joseph Kehr, a mentally disturbed aspiring actor returns to New York City to become the 'greatest actor of his generation'. In his pursuit of rising to the top, he enlists in an infamous acting class led by Professor Payton, a cunningly sharp-tongued teacher known for her relentless determination of breaking her students. His mind unravels as he discovers the power of the internet and is haunted by Bugsy Cloverdale, a social media Guru. Joseph's obsession of fame spirals out of control as he is forced to compete with a washed-up movie star.

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Some live for fame, some kill for it See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R

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The film premiered at Tribeca Screening Room in NYC. See more »

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Weird Indie film that never takes itself too seriously.
28 November 2018 | by dashingvioletsSee all my reviews

This film cleverly mashes narcissism, social media obsession, and the glorification of fame with homicide, but you may laugh so loud at the protagonist Joseph Kehr that you won't be able to hear yourself laughing with him. There are some slow moments but the build up for the final audition scene is hilarious. Pay attention.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Joseph Kehr See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Avanoir Films See more »
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