Photo courtesy of Dallas International Film Festival
Indie starlet Halley Feiffer plays an exaggerated version of herself in He's Way More Famous Than You, an increasingly meta commentary on fame and filmmaking. When she suddenly loses her boyfriend, career and agent all at once, she embarks on a shameless mission to become as famous as she possibly can.
Fueled by sangria and desperation, Feiffer ropes her brother Ryan (co-writer Ryan Spahn) and his boyfriend Michael Urie (the film’s actual director) into making a movie that will project them all into a higher level of stardom. What ensues is an over-the-top, star-speckled romp through the sweet highs and gritty lows of the quest for modern day fame.