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Release Date : October 27th, 2009
Over the last ten years, Kidnapper Films — troupe members Darren Curtis, Matt Silver and Pat Kiely – have diligently and creatively worked out of their hometown of Montreal, producing a series of short, comedic films. “We decided enough with the short films. Let’s step up to the table and produce a feature,” says Kiely. “After James Frey, and J.T. LeRoy, and all those others hoaxes, we thought ‘why not make a really dumb, fun comedy about literary hoaxes.’ So that’s what we did.”
WHO IS KK DOWNEY ? follows the story of two wannabes who decided they were sick and tired of trying to make a name for themselves the old-fashioned way. Terrance is trying to make it as a rock star, while Theo dreams of getting his first book published: ‘Truck Stop Hustler,’ a racy look at life on the streets as a junkie prostitute. After a string of humiliations by both publishers and music critics, the two hatch a plan to turn Theo’s fictional book into an autobiography by having Terrance dress up as the story’s protagonist, KK Downey, and claim all the events as having happened to him. All of a sudden the book nobody wanted becomes an overnight literary sensation, and the duo has realized their dreams of fame and fortune. But at what price?