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Fame Dogs
Fame Dogs
Fame Dogs

For a person with the fame motive, whatever level or strength of fame may be achieved, it is never enough to satisfy the fame seeker or to cause the fame motive to disappear, leading to what has been called the “16th minute of fame”: the desire to live on in people’s minds after death. -Orville Gilbert Brim

FAME DOGS satirizes America's fascination with stardom and celebrity death culture, through the eyes of what TIME magazine (affectionately, we're sure) calls "The Me Me Me Generation."

Polly is floundering. A Tony-winning actress, she moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of silver screen stardom, only to find herself waiting tables alongside the rest of Hollywood's runoff. When a chance encounter with a young starlet results in the woman's death, the media turns its attention to Polly. In the name of art, Polly capitalizes on her moment of notoriety, and in so doing spirals into a cycle of hate, death, and tabloid glory.

The script was inspired by the collected Hollywood experiences of the FAME DOGS production team. Through Polly's story, they hope to explore america's national obsession with fame, and explore some nagging questions. Why is fame the most common aspiration of children aged 10-12? Can stardom be singularly achieved, or is it conferred by society? Considering the Millennials' dogged pursuit of fame, are we a generation of narcissistic sociopaths?

Creating a good film is not easy. The script is where you must start. Here's what Alcala has to say about the success of the project: Given the fact that this project has been sitting in development for nearly five years, FAME DOGS is happening come hell or high water. The production team has invested enough time in planning that we are equipped to deal with the typical concerns of low-budget production: inclement weather, actors dropping out, gear going on the fritz, etc.

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