On behalf of the Hollywood Temp Diaries Board of Governors, I am pleased to announce the results of the 2009 Il Festival di d'Arte Cinematografica di Assurdita'.
Before announcing the winner, I'd like to thank everyone who submitted their film. Each entry has a charm and appeal all its own. I respect all the hard work that went into to your films. But as with any competition, there can only be one winner. This winner receives the coveted Va'Fanculo Hollywood -- Foglio della Presenze Dorato and with it, a copy of Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows and a very rare DVD of Viva Laughlin, the ill-fated CBS program the NY Times suggested "may well be...the worst show in the history of television."
The 2009 winner is A Family X-Mas by Warren Eig. The film stars Robert Costanzo (NYPD Blue, Batman: The Animated Series) as a mob boss who is awakened on Christmas Eve only to find an intruder in the house -- Santa Claus. Things go terribly awry for St. Nick as one might expect when breaking into a mobster's house. I shan't give away the end, but can say the film offers laughs, delivers high production quality and quality acting. I am pleased to bestow the award on this film.
So without any further delay, here is A Family X-Mas. Congrats to Warren and all the other participants.
A Family X-Mas
2nd place and winner of The Office: Season 2 and the critically-acclaimed movie Wordplay to the documentary Where is the Eastside?
Where is the Eastside?
3rd place and winner of Catwoman to the catchy, but very odd music video Turkey Murder
Jason S Looney
And the rest (listed in alphabetical order by film title)
Bed, Bath and Beyond
Drugs Sex and Vampires
Mad About Saffron