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An unashamedly self-centered graduate of an L.A. architecture school uses and abuses everyone in his path in order to attain his goal of becoming the next Frank Gehry-type superstar architect.

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A subtle and sarcastic portrayal of Los Angeles excess, naked ambition and misguided idealism, “Westsider” is perhaps the first film in history to leave you with a feel-good suicide finale.

“Westsider” was shot guerrilla-style without permits on a microbudget in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles county over a period of eight days. Nine different film stocks were used to emphasize the different locales.




Copyright © 2007 Charles Doran

Previous screenings

7 Jun – 10 Jun | Portland, United States
20 Mar – 23 Mar | Boston, United States
17 Apr – 20 Apr | Cambridge, United Kingdom
29 Aug – 31 Aug | Minneapolis, United States
24 Nov – 28 Nov | Salford, United Kingdom
Short 8: Brazil Super 8 International Film Festival
25 Nov – 27 Nov | Curitiba, Brazil
1 Dec – 6 Dec | Los Angeles, United States
9 Mar – 14 Mar | Toronto, Canada

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 26 Feb 2009