Filmed 24/7 over 20 years, an aspiring comedian's home movies create a real-life comedy which asks if following a childhood dream is the meaning of life or an unrealistic waste of time. This Grand Jury-nominated film explores why anyone would want to seek the illusion of fame given the personal costs and exposes the mask that the comedian wears for his public persona. Made from the 1000s home videos that comedian Ed Surname left behind, this is a real man's real life, edited into a satire on the world of show business, looking at the illusion of fame in our society, the role of money in happiness and the dilemmas of artistic ambition.
When you've got 10000 tapes to tell your story, who needs a tagline?
Did You Know?
The budget was only £47. The nature of the project was to use creativity as a solution for financial difficulties, as celebrated in the movie itself. See more
Ed Surname - Comedian
A blank canvas... the same starting point as every artist, ever.
The closing credits include "Brahms' Lullaby" by Johannes Brahms via some piece of shit second hand cot toy". See more
The Director's Cut (LOCTV#125) was originally 4 hours long. The Director's Cut II (LOCTV#138) was screened in 2016 film festivals including screenings in London, Spain and Chicago. The Director's Cut III (LOCTV #139) was screened at The Camden Fringe Festival. And the fourth cut is released on DVD and VOD. See more