Recommended Film: “Reality Show” SXSW Narrative Spotlight
Reality Show is a darkly humorous look at the state of reality television.
It’s a truly funny, mocking of the whole genre, if you can really call it that, that pokes fun not only at Hollywood, but also at voyeurism, corporate ethics, and product placement.
It is truly not to be missed!
“Reality Show” is a darkly comedic satire that follows the exploits of reality TV producer Mickey Wagner and his amoral attempt to re-invent the reality genre. Mickey’s revolutionary idea is to pick an average family and put them under all encompassing surveillance… without their knowledge. Unfortunately Mickey soon realizes that the family is boring. In a desperate attempt to salvage the show, Mickey begins to interfere by injecting conflict to create drama. As the show gets better, the family starts to disintegrate. Mickey rationalizes that all will be OK in the end, for once the episodes begin airing, fame will heal all the wounds.