* West Coast Premiere
Director Daniel Martinico
A struggling actor spirals ever downward during the grueling process of trying to find steady work.
A riveting portrait of an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown — or, quite possibly, something worse… Armstrong [gives] a rigorously controlled performance that suggests the human equivalent of a ticking time bomb.” – Joe Leydon, Variety
Meet Paul Kaplan (Hugo Armstrong), an unremarkable actor going nowhere on the treadmill of auditions for TV commercials in L.A. Attempting to stay positive in the face of constant rejection, thirty-something Paul listens to motivational tapes and attends emotionally and physically confronting workshops with other acting hopefuls. Meticulously arranging snapshots of Paul’s soul-destroying daily routine, OK, Good is a wildly unusual, slow-burning character study of a performer whose growing inability to communicate in situations where there’s no script is turning him into a ticking time bomb of inner rage.
An aesthetically rigorous and routinely terrifying look at a demeaning way of life.”
– Brandon Harris, Filmmaker Magazine
About the Filmmaker
Daniel Martinico is an artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. His videos have shown in galleries, film festivals and museums internationally, including Machine Project, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary, LA Filmforum at the American Cinematheque, Anthology Film Archives, VideoEx Zurich, Vidarte Mexico City, Il Cinema Ritrovato at the Cineteca Bologna, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. His first feature film OK, Good premiered at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival. Martinico is a graduate of Bard College and holds an MFA in Visual Arts from U.C. San Diego, where he currently serves as visiting faculty in the Communication Department.