THE HECK WITH HOLLYWOOD!
A fast-paced, grimly comic cautionary tale of the "business" end of show business. This acclaimed documentary chronicles four years in the lives of three first-time "no-budget", independent filmmakers as they struggle to finish and find distribution for their movies. Essential viewing for film lovers and would-be filmmakers, it will also fascinate anyone who has ever considered giving up everything to pursue their own personal dream.
“An irresistible salute to the persistence, ingenuity and talent of American independent filmmakers… there's not a wasted moment and, for all the sob-story potential, very little self-pity.”
- John Hartl, THE SEATTLE TIMES
"A nimble, amazingly comprehensive documentary."
-Hal Hinson, WASHINGTON POST
"Absolutely not to be missed by anyone interested in film!"
"The definitive work on the plight of the independent."
"A fascinating study of how three independent feature films came to be made and the trials and travails their filmmakers went through."
-SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"A must-see primer."
"Every aspiring filmmaker in America should be tied to a chair and forced to watch The Heck With Hollywood!"
-Morrie Worshawski (Editor, The Next Step: Distributing Independent Film and Video)
Director: Doug Block
Producer: Doug Block
Editor: Deborah Rosenberg