Another film that features many of the themes I am pursuing is Seduced and Abandoned in which James Toback and Alex Baldwin film their trip to Cannes to secure development and funding for a film concept. This looks very funny due to the personalities of Toback and Baldwin, but I fear may be rather depressing if talent of their calibre find it so hard to secure production support, then there is little hope for the rest of us.
Despite being featured on At The Movies last week, its not released yet in Australia or online after a brief search. I look forward to watching it as I am sure all filmmakers can learn a thing or two in developing our projects.
Seduced and Abandoned is a 2013 documentary film directed by James Toback. The film details the journey of Toback and actor Alec Baldwin, as they try to sell a film concept at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. Taking part in several pitch sessions with producers as well as interviews with directors and actors, the duo explore the film production aspect of film financing. The film premiered at the festival a year later on May 20, 2013.
Interview with Margaret Pomeranz At theMovies: http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s3768232.htm