Synopsis by Michael Hastings
A couple finds that breaking into the Hollywood elite is harder than they ever imagined in this improvised, independent comedy of manners. Loudmouth Soup takes place over the course of a long dinner party thrown by Jason (Joe Mellis) and Catherine (Melanie Chapman), a married couple from New York whose recent feature-film effort landed them some buzz at Sundance. Now relocated to L.A., the pair throw a dinner part for some potential investors, including producer Charlie (Kevin Chamberlin), ambitious actress Blake (Nancy Bell), and surprisingly, Blake's superstar boyfriend, Sam (Michael James Reed). Blind-sided by the A-list guest, each diner tries to cozy up to the money man to try to attain some cash and credibility for his or her next project. The action in Loudmouth Soup was captured in near real time by a handful of video cameras; director Adam Watstein would provide plot suggestions to the performers when they walked off-camera.
couple, dinner-party, filmmaker, Hollywood