The Talent Agent
Fiction: Short Film
Selected at the Cannes Film Festival ® Short Film Corner 2018. Starring BAFTA ® nominated Christian McKay (Rush) and Stephanie Vogt (Strike Back).
When talent agent (Christian McKay) faces bankruptcy, he attempts to convince his most prized actress (Stephanie Vogt) to take her own life on camera. Ever since her fifteen minutes of fame ran out, life has never be the same. Would you die for the spotlight? Would you let someone else die for money? Moral compasses are absent, in this disturbing tale.
Slimfilms produced this film in collaboration with Austrian filmmaker Marco Schleicher. The idea for “The Talent Agent” was conceived after the tragic succession of celebrity deaths in 2017. Most of them made more money post-humously than they ever made in their entire career, this captured Marco’s imagination to explore this phenomenon in a narrative format.