He's Way More Famous Than You

DIRECTOR: Michael Urie

Expected to attend: actors Halley Feiffer and Ryan Spahn.

Would you kidnap Ben Stiller to jumpstart your flagging indie film career? Or seduce The Karate Kid to convince him to play the lead in the movie of your life? Or drunk-dial Jesse Eisenberg to remind him how cool you were back when you were in The Squid and the Whale together? New York actress Halley Feiffer will do all of this and more to boost her IMDB Star-Tracker status and get her life back in the spotlight.

Starring and co-written by the real-life Halley Feiffer (daughter of satirist Jules Feiffer (and known primarily for her role in Noah Baumbach’s indie darling 2005 film) and Ryan Spahn, who co-stars as her brother in the film, HWMFTY features a pageant of Hollywood’s “who’s who” marching in the mishap parade that is Feiffer’s real-life-turned movie. There is Meryl Streep’s daughter Mamie Gummer, who turns up as the latest acquisition of Feiffer’s agent; there’s her AA sponsor, brilliantly portrayed by Natasha Lyonne ( But I’m a Cheerleader ), who saves Halley from her serious (and often funny) drinking problem; and, finally, there is Michael Urie (the awesomely gay guy from Ugly Betty and Spahn’s real-life and movie partner) who directs both HWMFTY and the disaster-of-a-movie Halley makes within it.

With the Sanddunes Screenwriting contest just ten days out and both the movie production and her personal life unraveling around her, Halley must put down the pitcher of sangria, tame her runaway ego, and make peace with those she loves—most importantly, her awkward, dirty-mouthed, outrageous self.

— NATALIE MULFORD

AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: F116

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