Synopsis by Mark Deming
A would-be movie star attempts to take on Hollywood without a clue of how to navigate the system in this offbeat comedy drama. Michael Blanco (Michael Goldberg) is a cheerful but emotionally blank man from Belgium who has pulled up stakes to come to Hollywood in hopes of becoming an actor in the manner of his role model, fellow Belgian Jean-Claude Van Damme. Michael is oblivious to the fact that he has no experience as an actor and no contacts in Los Angeles; he's determined to see his name in lights and begins making the rounds of talent agents and casting directors in search of the all-important big break. Michael also hires an acting teacher (Larry Moss) and has a sit-down with a low-level producer (Jake Speer), but Michael's determination doesn't open many doors for him, and his soft-spoken eccentricity doesn't make things easier. Will Hollywood change Michael before he gets a chance to conquer show business? Michael Blanco received its North American premiere at the 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival.
actor, celebrity, Hollywood