By Aaron Bushkowsky
An arrogant film-maker named Fred Justice has an epiphany in a Starbucks lineup and decides he wants to make a film about starving Africans to boost his flagging career, even though he knows little about Africa and even less about starvation.
Fred hires a burnt-out Sharon Stone-type actress looking to rejuvenate her career to travel to Africa and hold babies on her lap, and enlists the support of an African diplomat and a would-be Japanese co-producer. Things get complicated when George, the diplomat, suddenly attempts a coup in the unnamed African country where Fred hopes to film, and kidnaps Fred’s co-producer Yuki, who comes from a billionaire family.
The Project is a black comedy that pokes fun at our Hollywood “artists” with good intentions.