A how-to manual for aspiring filmmakers in the form of a broadly comic
mockumentary, inspired by writer/director Bret Stern's book How to Shoot a
Feature Film for Under $10,000 (and Not Go to Jail)
. Stern's gimmicky
conceit is to follow aspiring auteur John (N.Y.-based comic John Viener) as he
stumbles through the filmmaking process, guided only by a determination to
take a film to the Sundance festival in Park City, Utah. That John has no idea
how to make a movie or even what movie he wants to make hardly
matters. After all, who hasn't read about successful filmmakers ("successful"
meaning they finished a film and go...