La La Land
Wednesday 12th May 2010
Award-winning actor and comic provocateur Marc Wootton (My New Best Friend, Gavin & Stacey, High Spirits With Shirley Ghostman) stars in La La Land, a new series about three wannabes seeking fame and fortune in Los Angeles making its way to DVD from 7th June 2010 from ITV Studios Home Entertainment.
Marc plays Brendan Allen, a morally corrupt documentary maker; Shirley Ghostman, a disgraced physic medium; and Gary Garner, a taxi driver and wannabe action hero.
La La Land collides character comedy and documentary to unique and hilarious effect. Marc's characters are fictitious, but everybody else - including his accomplices Kiki (Brendan's camerawoman), Chico (Shirley's driver) and Ruta (Gary's mentor) - is real and utterly unaware they are talking to an actor. The show is a satirical exposé of the worst the entertainment industry has to offer: Brendan exemplifies the most horrible traits of the glory-hunting documentary director, Shirley is the ultimate celebrity obsessed charlatan psychic and Gary is every cocksure but clueless wannabe actor who thinks he's God's gift.
Directed and Executive Produced by three-time BAFTA nominee Misha Manson-Smith, La La Land is a hugely ambitious and complex stunt that was years in the devising, months in the making and remarkable as a feat of sheer daring and bank-heist planning, with some of the many run-ins with the LAPD finding their way into the final show. Unsurprisingly, the show has become the talk of Hollywood and counts comedy tastemakers from Larry David to Ben Stiller among its many fans. La La Land is narrated by Julian Barrat of The Mighty Boosh and has an original score by Steve Mason, founder of The Beta Band. The show is written by Marc Wootton, comedian and writer Liam Woodman and Misha Manson Smith.
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