Bound together by the voice of Lamont (Alvin Seme), a young black man is pushed by the constant surveillance of his everyday life to discover that the real power is off-screen. Lamont uncovers a living and breathing New York City with his new found power. At the same time, actress Iris (the enigmatic Tricia Vessey of Ghost Dog & Trouble Everyday ) refusal to die in an audition spurs her to get out of the pretentious grind of being in. She becomes the focus of Lamonts camera as he follows Iris into her psychological descent, while her roommate Mira (Liz Stauber of Three Kings & White Oleander), is desperate for fame no matter the price. The truth of the moment comes when the stars of the film (Norman Reedus of Six Ways To Sunday & Blade II) and Matt Boren (Pranksters) step away and the real nobodies (the audience) take control.
Azazel Jacobs, son of avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs, was born in 1972 and raised in New York’s lower Manhattan, where he was surrounded by important and innovative artists. He went to undergraduate school at the film department of SUNY Purchase and graduated in 1995. His thesis film, “Kirk and Kerry,” won Best Short film at the Slamdance Film Festival in 1997 and recently became part of the permanent collection at the Donnell NY Public Library. In 1999 he moved to Los Angeles to study in the directing program at The American Film Institute. While getting his Masters he made the experimental video “Nobody Needs To Know,” which had its world premiere at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2003.
Two years later he premiered “The GoodTimesKid,” at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film was co-written with Gerardo Naranjo (director of “Drama/Mex” and the upcoming “Voy A Explotar”) who also starred alongside Azazel’s longtime girlfriend Sara Diaz. The super
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After seeing The GoodTimesKid and absolutely falling in love with it, I was really excited to see this one. The first time I tried, I fell asleep. The second time too. Now maybe I was just tired on both occasions, but I strongly suspect that the movie just isn't that good. But I don't know for sure, so I'll give it another shot.