The Nines | 2007
Consists of three short films. In "The Prisoner," a troubled television star finds himself under house arrest, with his chipper publicist and disillusioned next-door neighbor providing his only links to the outside world. Mysterious events lead him to question whether one or both women are deceiving him about the nature of his incarceration. "Reality Television" is a 30-minute episode of "Behind the Screen," a Project Greenlight-style documentary series tracking the process of creating a network television drama. Having shot the pilot, creator/showrunner Gavin Taylor faces post-production with the help of his best friend (and lead actress) Melissa McCarthy and development VP Susan Howard. "Knowing" finds an acclaimed videogame designer and his wife facing car trouble deep in the woods. Their daughter uncovers information which leads to a difficult and irrevocable choice.