American Cannibal: The Road to Reality (2007)

American Cannibal: The Road to Reality
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 31mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords fame
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Gil Ripley Actor Himself 1 1000001
Dave Roberts Actor Himself 1 1000002
Kevin Blatt Actor Himself 1 1000003
Neil DeGroot Actor Himself 1 1000004
George Gray Actor Himself 1 1000005
Bob Thompson Actor Himself 1 1000006
Linda Stasi Actor Herself 1 1000007
Lizz Winstead Actor Herself 1 1000008
Perry Grebin Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Nigro Director n/a 2 2000002
Perry Grebin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Denis Jensen Producer n/a 3 3000002
Michael Nigro Producer n/a 3 3000003
Lloyd Groveman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Kenneth Yellin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Corey Ribotsky Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Ed Litwak Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Mike Riley Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Gill Holland Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Lillian LaSalle Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Samuel Nigro Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000011
Benjamin Charbit Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000012
Perry Grebin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Michael Nigro Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Perry Grebin Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Ari Haberberg Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Suki Hawley Editor n/a 172 7000001
Doug Abel Editor n/a 172 7000002
Douglas Gillard Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Kevin Wilson Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Karen Ammond Film Publicist n/a 121076 29000001
Synopsis
Two struggling, desperate-for-success TV writers partner with a porn promoter to create a shocking reality show involving cannibalism and a desert island. Struggling sitcom writers Dave Roberts and Gil S. Ripley are urged by their manager to focus on reality programming. After being spurned by one network after another, they start to pitch increasingly outrageous concepts, finally hooking up with Kevin "K.B." Blatt, the promoter behind the Paris Hilton sex tape. Blatt enthusiastically bankrolls the Darwinian American Cannibal, a show that originated as an absurd example of how far reality TV could be pushed. Contestants on this show are starved on a desert island for days and then scared with hints of cannibalism. The drama behind the actual documentary stems from its exploration of the two writers' moral evolution: while Roberts turns giddy at the prospect of a hit show, Ripley grows increasingly disillusioned. When one of the contestants becomes critically injured, Roberts beats himself up on camera, and both he and Ripley bail on the project. The inescapable irony is that Roberts and Ripley have now inadvertently become stars of their own reality show.
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