Independent film director Nick (Steve Buscemi) is making his first feature. Everything that can go wrong does. Tension boils between lead actress Nicole (Catherine Keener) and actor Chad (James LeGros), who have just slept together. An actor brought in to play a dwarf in a dream sequence (Peter Dinklage) has sharp criticism about the sequence. As money and time run out, Nick struggles to complete his film. [more inside]
Brand New Cherry Flavor: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
Lisa N. Nova (Rosa Salazar) comes to LA dead set on directing her first movie. But when she trusts the wrong person and gets stabbed in the back, everything goes sideways and a dream project turns into a nightmare. This particular nightmare has zombies, hit men, supernatural kittens, and a mysterious tattoo artist (Catherine Keener) who likes to put curses on people. And Lisa’s going to have to figure out some secrets from her own past in order to get out alive. [more inside]
Kidding: Green Means Go Season 1, Ep 1
Jeff Pickles decides it's time to talk about death on "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time." His executive producer, Seb, feels that Mr. Pickles, the persona, and Jeff Pickles, the person, need to remain separate. Meanwhile, Deirdre punishes her daughter Maddy for not eating her veggies. [more inside]
When Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, is hired to replace kids show host Rainbow Randall, he doesn't realize that children's entertainment is anything but child's play. [more inside]
CRFC8: Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York centers on a theater director named Caden Cotard. Caden, coming off an award winning production of Death of a Salesman, is given a MacArthur grant for his work. With the newfound money he strives to make the most realistic piece of theater ever. [more inside]
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.