Arthur Martinez may well be a full-time computer doctor, but really he’s a second-rate actor. That’s why he hires the directors Mike Ott and Nathan Silver and commissions them to make a film about Arthur Martinez. However they soon decide to intervene and try to make the diffuse personality and the far-from-exciting existence of their protagonist a little more interesting. For instance by introducing a girlfriend. And by persuading him to reveal his inner self with intimate questions. But the more the makers try to get a grip on the actor, the more desperately he tries to wrestle himself free. The result is plenty of discomfort and absurdist scenes. The film has a very documentary character, thanks to the camera work and the conversations between filmmakers and actors (who all play themselves) and continuously hovers on the boundary between fiction and reality.

Filmmaker
Mike Ott, Nathan Silver
Premiere
World premiere
Country
USA
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
75’
Language
English
Producer
Britta Erickson, Katie Shapiro, Patrick Hackett
Production Company
Mary Jane Films
Sales
Mary Jane Films
Writer
Mike Ott, Nathan Silver
Cinematography
Adam J. Minnick
Editor
Adam Ginsberg
Production Design
Grace Sloan
Cast
Arthur Martinez, Mike Ott, Nathan Silver
Website
http://actormartinezthemovie.com