REAL-LIFE WRITER/DIRECTOR, who later plays Hazzard Dean in his film within Our Fantasies Are Eating Us Alive!, and his REAL-LIFE GIRLFRIEND (who later plays Girlfriend) both struggle with their relationship and careers.
WRITER/DIRECTOR, Real-life Writer/Director’s romanticized portrait of himself, as played by another actor, struggles to complete his screenplay and overcome his insecurities in the hopes of salvaging his relationship with (his) GIRLFRIEND, played by Real-life Girlfriend.
The contentious Dean family is forced to dispose of a dead (and naked) body when HAZZARD DEAN and his perpetually worried best friend, WILSON, catch his wife SARAH with her gangster lover, HOYT. Attempting to protect her husband, Sarah shoots Hoyt when he attacks Hazzard. To complicate matters further, the Deans have to keep this from their son, DANNY, who suffers from Writer/Director’s inability to complete anything – he is only partially conceived and thus invisible.
HOYT, before being shot & stuffed into a child-sized sleeping bag.
Characters from Writer/Director’s multitude of abandoned screenplays languish “tossed aside––incomplete” as their fates remain uncertain and stories unfinished. The escape and rebellion of PHILLIP SOMETHINGWORTH III, a sideshow SWORDSWALLOWER and the taciturn NINJAS escalate Writer/Director & the Dean family’s problems.
Two sides of a fantasy:
A quarreling husband and wife comically attempt to cover up her lover’s murder only to realize that they are actually characters in a neurotic writer’s unfinished screenplay. Facing death… or worse, the couple must put aside their marital difficulties and defeat the writer to reclaim their lives.
Struggling in life and love, a screenwriter labors to overcome obstacles of his own conception to complete his masterwork and keep the love of his life. When the levee between reality and fantasy breaks, the writer must face vengeful characters of his own works bent on retribution for the wrongs they feel he has bestowed upon them. Can he create a happy ever after?
“Our Fantasies Are Eating Us Alive!” is a comedy with elements of adventure, fantasy and romance. Sharp comedic dialogue, quick-paced action, and intriguingly imperfect characters engage the audience as the plot unfolds across three dimensions (fiction, limbo and reality). Scene by scene audience support of the characters grows, as we root for their survival and happiness, yet question weather the flaws inherent in all of us will prove insurmountable for the hapless writer and his characters.
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