MEDIA ARTS ANNUAL STUDENT SCREENING – A father will do anything for his family in a film for all seasons.
By Amanda Cavarretta, Staff Writer
Summer Still was inspired to write her 1-minute film based on a book she wrote. When she first came to Los Angeles to be an actress, she got the idea from all the funny things she did to eat and pay rent.
“How to Eat in Hollywood? Anyway You Can” is about a family man and the struggles he faces after being let go from a company at which he worked for 17 years. While he is feeling sorry for himself, he’s reminded by his daughter’s presence he still needs to provide for his family. What he does to fulfill his responsibilities and how it connects to her is the basis of the film.
“He is so proud to be her hero, even if she doesn’t know it’s him,” said Still.
Personal fondness drives the director’s work as well.
“Work with the people you love,” said Still referencing the camaraderie between her and her cast. “My cast and crew are the best of friends, and [they] really came through at a moment’s request on any crazy thing I asked them to do.”
“How to Eat in Hollywood? Anyway You Can.”
Written & directed by Summer Still. The complete film is viewable below.