So back to the spot. What I love about the pitch process, as told by The Player and most movies about Hollywood, is the lack of originality associated with it. It's a wham, bam thank-you-mam approach and it seems the best way to do that is to borrow from other movies. So really you're not pitching an original idea, you're pitching ideas associated with other movies so that the Greenlighter can get it and get it fast. It certainly doesn't lend itself to any new thought which is what Film Festivals award. So I thought I would spoof that early scene between Buck Henry and Tim Robbins to make a statement about independent thought and associate that with Filmfest Kansas City.
Anyway, here's the spot.