This mockumentary explores the career of independent filmmaker Morty Fineman (Jerry Stiller), responsible for over 400 movies. Fineman faces mounting debt, but puts his heart and remaining money into a feature film about a serial killer. He contacts his daughter, Paloma (Janeane Garofalo), to work for him, after which he tries to obtain the rights to the killer's tale. The only caveat is that the film must be a musical. Fineman, Paloma and assistant Irving embark on this strange quest.