Filmmaker Craig Zobel explores the shortcuts that some folks are willing to take to become famous while simultaneously exposing the unscrupulous manner in which others take advantage of these desperate souls with this story of two men who set out to train as record producers. Excited about the prospect of helping to sign undiscovered artists, Martin (Pat Healy) answers an ad to train as a record producer. Over the course of his apprenticeship, Martin is paired with like-minded trainee Clarence (Kene Holliday) -- a middle-aged man seeking out a new career path. Upon graduating from the program, Martin and Clarence are assigned the task of traveling to towns where the company has placed newspaper ads searching for untapped talent. For a fee, these emerging talents can have their music heard by an increasingly larger audience. Though at first everything seems to be going great with their new jobs, a few unsettling developments soon lead Martin and Clarence to suspect that the company may not always have the artists' best interests in mind.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 106min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/14/2007
- DVD Release Date: 02/05/2008
- Distributor(s): Magnolia
- Themes: Underdogs,Cons and Scams,Work Ethics
- Tone: Bleak,Downbeat,Humorous,Melancholy,Poignant
disillusionment, record-producer, recruit [verb-hire]
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (09-14-2007)
- Language: English