ACTOR FOR HIRE
World Premiere at the 2015 Dances With Films Festival
Monday, June 1st at 2:45pm
Written and Directed by Marcus Mizelle
Starring: Jesse O’Neill, Joel Hogan, Hollie Shay, Jandres Burgos, Greg Perrow, Najee De-Tiege, Jesse C. Boyd, Brittany Finamore, JT Alexander, Beth Lepley
Aspiring actor Jesse is convinced the reason he’s not landing parts is because he’s bald, so after several failed auditions he decides to invest in a cheap wig. With the help of his new head of hair, he immediately books a role on a TV pilot, giving full credit to his new persona. Along the journey to get a grip on his career he befriends a heartbroken celebrity, deals with a cheating girlfriend, and realizes his true desire isn’t to be an actor…. It’s to be a movie star.
In an entertaining and refreshing take on the industry film, ACTOR FOR HIRE holds a mirror up to modern day Hollywood and our celebrity-obsessed culture, complete with all of its absurdities and clichés. It’s a disguise comedy about facades, persona and the friends you find along the way.
ACTOR FOR HIRE is written and directed by Marcus Mizelle, in his second feature film. The producers are Marcus Mizelle and Jillian Longnecker with Executive Producer Dustin Taylor. The film stars Jesse O’Neill, Joel Hogan, Hollie Shay, Jandres Burgos, Greg Perrow, Najee De-Tiege, Jesse C. Boyd, Brittany Finamore, JT Alexander, and Beth Lepley.