Hollywood.con is a farcical, fast-paced, brightly colored and clean cut old-school action comedy that relies on its well-seasoned ensemble cast for big genuine slapstick laughs without the cheap shock or gross-out factors that many modern comedies lean heavily upon, giving the film a distinctively refreshing original tone.
The exciting collaborative effort from father (Ben Boorem) daughter (Mika Boorem) production team embraces a new and unconventional approach to independent filmmaking:
An intention of producing a film that looks and feels as though it was made in affiliation with a major production house or studio but on a very concise budget.
The tone of the film is a resoundingly original Hollywood style mocumentary send-up, set both in Los Angeles and internationally on location in the jungles of South America. It’s multilingual with an international appeal in the massive Latin film markets and its wholesome-enough Hollywood depiction also gives it a wide-ranging demographic domestically. Throughout her incredible professional career spanning two decades, Mika Boorem has starred in major motion pictures,(Blue Crush, Mighty Joe Young, The Patriot, Hearts in Atlantis, The Sleepover) and throughout her many professional accolades, acquired a love, passion, and talent for filmmaking. Her unique experience and Hollywood pedigree lent to her vision and creative casting access and choices that include:
Tom Arnold (Rosanne, True Lies)
Devin Ratray (The Tick, Mosaic, Home Alone)
Cody Kasch (Desperate Housewives)
Herbert Russell (Parks and Rec)
The Boxmasters band (Teddy Andreais, JD Andrews, Billy Bob Thornton)
Hollywood.con is a fun original title envisioned and created by a first-time female director with over twenty years experience in the film industry offering a new and unique approach to the process of independent production.