The Show About the Show
April 25, 2017 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.
Independent Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi is trying to make a television show. He persuades BRIC TV, a Brooklyn non-profit Arts organization, to finance a television show whose premise is that every episode will be about the making of the previous episode. In the process of creating the show, everything can—and does—go wrong. The cast, a who’s who of Brooklyn’s independent filmmaking community, includes Alex Karpovsky, Eleonore Hendricks, Dustin Defa, and Onur Tukel.
“Holy shit. This is groundbreaking and scary as fuck.”–Jay Duplass, Director of Togetherness, Cyrus and The Puffy Chair
“The Show About the Show has more to say, and teach, about business, family, marriage, art, fear, bureaucracy and political correctness than anything I’ve seen in ages.”–Joe Swanberg, director of Easy and Drinking Buddies
“Caveh is his own genre, and in his own mystical league–he’s not the only filmmaker out there who thinks that navel-gazing solipsism will produce great art, but he’s the only one who’s right. The Show About the Show is riveting and hilarious and I hope he keeps doing it forever.”–Andrew Bujalski, director of Funny Ha Ha, Computer Chess and Results
“Better than Star Wars“–Bill Morrison, director of Decasia and The Great Flood
About the Filmmaker
Caveh Zahedi received a BA in Philosophy at Yale University and a MFA in Film Production at the UCLA School of Film and Television. After years of making experimental films, Zahedi’s first feature-length film, A Little Stiff (1991), premiered in competition at Sundance. Zahedi’s second feature, I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore (1994), received the Critics’ Prize at the 1994 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Caveh’s third feature, In the Bathtub of the World (2001), his third feature, was a one-year video diary in which he filmed one minute of his life each day for an entire year – the film aired on IFC and the Sundance Channel. In response to the events of 9/11, Zahedi co-produced (with filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt) an omnibus feature entitled Underground Zero for which he contributed a short film entitled The World is a Classroom. His short Worm (2001) was presented at the 2002 IFFR and his film I Am a Sex Addict screened at IFFR in 2005. The Sheik and I (2012), was banned in the United Arab Emirates for blasphemy before premiering at the 2012 SXSW, where it was named best film at the festival by Film Comment.