The Entertainer

The Entertainer follows a girl through a series of touching and surreal “appointments” that straddle the line between companionship and personalized entertainment.

  • Matt Starr
    My Annie Hall, an Annie Hall senior remake
  • Matt Starr
  • Matt Starr, Ellie Sachs, and Ally Cuervo
  • Kelly Bishop
    Key Cast
    Gilmore Girls, Dirty Dancing, An Unmarried Woman
  • Jillian Mercado
    Key Cast
    The L Word Reboot
  • Matthew Silver
    Key Cast
  • Ellie Sachs
    Key Cast
    "The Entertainer"
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Matt Starr

Matt Starr is a New York City based artist, filmmaker and poet.

He remade the film Annie Hall starring senior citizens, which was featured in The New York Times and on CBS Sunday Morning as well as hosted a Long Distance Movie Club during the pandemic with senior homes around the country.

He created the viral trend Babycore and Amazon Boy, as well as directed the “Dope Walk” music video for A$AP Ferg. He also worked on a collaboration with Planned Parenthood called the Museum of Banned Objects.

He’s cohost of "Old New York" a show with Time Out New York and currently in development on a few television shows.

Likes: Sex and The City, Coffee, Zabar’s and Bookstores

Dislikes: Meat and Scaffolding

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Director Statement

A few years ago, I kept thinking, what would've happened if after Y2K, we invested all of our resources (our money, our energy, research ,etc) into the environment and preventing global warming and less into technology.

Now fast forward to 2020, in that world, technology as we know it doesn't exist. It’s only moved at a snail's pace since 2000. So no flat screen TVs, no iPhone, no high speed internet, none of the popular social media apps.

So what does that mean for entertainment? What company's would've popped up instead? And that's where I got the idea for a company that rents out "Entertainers" to go around pretending to be people's favorite celebrity and help them live out certain fantasies.