Anna Nicole Smith’s last film was “Illegal Aliens.” David Giancola directed that ill fated film and made a documentary about his insane experience. The movie has lots of footage of Anna on and off camera. David and I talk via Skype about making both b-movies like Anna’s last “Illegal Aliens” and the documentary “Addicted To Fame.”
We also talk about making films in Vermont, shooting bar mitzvahs, using media and being used by media and truth behind Howard K. Stern.
Plus local rock legend: Johnny Azer. He’s great. I booked him on a TV show 10 years ago. He was great. His YOUTUBE video is at the bottom of the page
And oh yeah, David’s first film “Time Chasers” is a MST3K staple.
From their official website: “ADDICTED TO FAME” is the hilarious, outrageous, and ultimately tragic true story of one filmmaker’s journey from obscurity to moral blindness in the seductive glare of the media spotlight. Director DAVID GIANCOLA wanted to break out by making a “Movie that mocked B-Movies”. He thought he could manipulate the media by casting ANNA NICOLE SMITH. In the end the media manipulated him instead as his star and one of his Producers died in a media feeding frenzy. The film bombed but the story was the most reported event of 2007 – behind only coverage of the Iraq war. The truth is always stranger and more unbelievable than fiction…