The Williamsburg Screening Series presents
AMERICAN CANNIBAL: THE ROAD TO REALITY
directed by Perry Grebin and Michael Nigro
Courtesy of Acme Pictures (distribution in negotiations)
film scored by Doug Gillard
Post Screening q&a with co-directors
In the Spring of 2005, two aspiring TV writer-producers were hired by the publicity-obsessed promoter behind the Paris Hilton sex tape to create a brutal all-or-nothing reality show "where survival is just the beginning."
From high-concept pitch through train-wreck production, the entire behind-the-scenes process was documented to the end, when a contestant was critically injured, forcing the show to shut down. Featuring exclusive on-set access and interviews with industry insiders and reality-TV veterans, this film goes through the looking glass of television to discover the human cost of popular entertainment.
“Packed with sleazy promotors, fame-craving contestants and mocking sadists. A certain train wreck fascination.” Variety
“Hilariously exposes the emptiness of this prime-time genre.” Premiere
Deliciously bizarre.” New York Post
Added by sadotter on October 13, 2006