Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Philippe Caland directs himself in Hollywood Buddha, a comedy about spirituality and show-business success. Philippe (Caland) is a producer who has been unable to get anyone to buy the film he finished five years before and is living in a tent while construction continues to be delayed on his dream house. In debt to his brother, the bank, and the construction crew building his home, Philippe turns to Jim (Jim Stewart), a Buddhist spiritual advisor. Jim tells Philippe to possess a specific sculpture of the Buddha. Once Philippe has the statue, his fortunes make a marked turn for the better. Hollywood Buddha was screened at the 2003 Avignon Film Festival.