Nomination in Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in the category Noves Visions Plus
Marcus Thompson’s dark showbiz satire tells the story of Frank Freebie and his accountant Lloyd Deacon who decide to put on a musical show in London as part of an ill-conceived money laundering scheme. “Hollywood Daze” by Warner Dexter, who used to be somebody in Hollywood, with Mimi Samuels, a fast fading star well past her prime, as the leading lady, seems to be the show they are looking for. It is also a chance for the untrained, untried, untested Richard Howell, son of one of the misguided backers, to get into show business. but a fateful encounter between Howell and an irascible Genie jeopardises the show and shatters Howell’s life. The bigger part he wished for becomes too much for him to handle…
ORIGINAL TITLE: The biggest thing that ever hit Broadway
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2017
RUNTIME: 96 min.
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: English
DIRECTOR: Marcus Thompson
SCRIPT: Marcus Thompson, Nicolas Chilvers.
CAST: Stephen Faulkner, Amanda Ray King, Anthony Sergeant, Joyce Springer, Colin Hill, Bryan Oliver, Barry Lee-Thomas, Tim Hyam, Zoe Teverson, Richard Ashley, Laurence Saunders, Leo Wringer, Tony Rooke, Glenn Conroy, Paul Gittus, David Mathews, Shirley Barr, Ian Tolme, Jean Fennel, Llewellin Harris, Mark Frendo, Kiki Kendrick.
PRODUCERS: Mamen Boué, Jordi Daura, Adi Cohen, Michael Laundon, Marcus Thompson, Jordi Rediu
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: BLACK FLAG CINEMA, HOLLYWOOD DAZE MOTION PICTURESLIMITED, REGAL ENTERTAINMENT
AWARDS: Sitges Int Film Festival Nominated Noves Visions Plus