Living in Oblivion

Living in Oblivion

Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, and Dermot Mulroney star in Tom’s quirky yet scathing Sundance Award-Winning comedy set in one hellish day in the life of an independent filmmaker. All small-time director Nick Reve wants is to realize his artistic vision within the confines of an extremely low budget. Unfortunately he keeps encountering a maddening number of obstacles, both real and imagined.  “I wrote Living in Oblivion in a state of mind teetering somewhere between homicide and suicide. After the dismissive release of Johnny Suede it was extremely difficult to get my next script, Box of Moonlight financed. And so one night, after getting plastered on martinis at my wife’s cousin’s wedding, I stumbled into the idea; a series of events taking place right on the set of a no-budget movie. All the things that could possibly go wrong actually do.  The film is really a love/hate letter about the mechanics of filmmaking. I love this business but at times it really does feel that the entire process of making a film is designed to drive you into an insane asylum”—Tom DiCillo.

Additional Information

U.S.A. 1995 – Digital Projection – 90 Minutes

Director, Screenplay, Print courtesy: Tom DiCillo

Producers: Michael Griffiths, Marcus Viscidi

Cast: Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, James Le Gros