HOLLYWOOD DREAMING (1986)
|Alec Carroll works as a crewmember on music videos. In his spare time, he
writes screenplay. He creates a screenplay that will be the star vehicle for his
love, dancer Julie. Now all he has to do is find enough investors. Now he finds
himself conniving, romancing and networking among Hollywood's richest eccentrics
in ways that that would be completely unbelievable if he added them to his
David plays film producer Frank Wheeler. Alec sneaks into Wheeler's office under false pretenses only to discover that not only doesn't Wheeler want to hear his film pitch, Wheeler has a nasty temper about being duped.
Although principal photography was shot in LA, financing was raised in
Houston with University of Houston graduate Ben
Glass in the lead. Smart Alec was a low-budget film, under $1
million, and the investors went on record as hoping the film would encourage more
Texas participation on low-budget flicks.