Daisy Blaine, a seemingly ordinary film actress with huge dreams of becoming Hollywood’s biggest movie star, moves to Los Angeles and does exactly what she’s told… audition, audition, audition. When suddenly faced with a handful of #Metoo situations, discovering bad movies outnumber truly original movies, and being forced to go on an actor’s strike… she uses the power of the smartphone in her hand to attempt the impossible and become her own Hollywood. As she hustles to make films as a one person crew using only herself, her smartphone, the spare change in her pocket and a handful of other actors, reality strikes when her subconscious manifests itself as a comic book commentary forcing her to face the fact that maybe she just can’t do it all. Stuck hiding behind a passion unparalleled, Daisy embraces denial and pushes past her limitations, doing whatever it takes to see this dream to fruition even if it means sacrificing her wellbeing in the process. After coming up short and unhappy time and time again she takes her frustrations to God, her best friend and a psychiatrist. They tell her everything she doesn’t want to hear but needs to hear… not only to become an extraordinary filmmaker but to become an extraordinary human being brave enough to face her ultimate truth… she’s actually terrified of becoming famous.
"This movie was made to honor classic cinema and unite it with fast-paced modern day smartphone entertainment. As a diehard film lover, I've always been drawn to the idea of doing something in cinema that’s never been done before. This curiosity lead me to a place where no matter how difficult, painful or stressful life got… I was steadfast on a mission to discover if it’s possible to make an incredible film with no money, no crew and no script. More simply put... "Is it possible to make a hit movie using just raw human willpower?"
In today’s world, I feel true creativity in film is rare and filmmakers owe it to audiences to push the envelope. The audience deserves to be excited and enlivened when they walk out of a movie theater. I wanted to make this movie drastically different from what they normally see at the theater, not only to surprise and inspire them, but to set a new bar for this (and future) generations of filmmakers.
The constantly evolving advancements in human civilization and an ever-growing film industry makes it very arduous to make something truly iconic and original. As an artist if I have any shot of doing that I felt I needed to cross boundaries, break every rule of filmmaking and create mind-bending soul food for today’s generation. Attempting this feat has been incredibly tricky and luckily I've been blessed (and assisted) by divine intervention along the way.
Making this film required that I push myself far beyond my comfort zone every single day for over 5 years and I discovered... when you truly love something... you’re willing to go through hell for it. Even though this film put me at and past my breaking point, over and over again, it has been the most rewarding, thrilling and enlightening experience of my life!"
- Tessa Farrell