Sam + Oliver on bed


A waitress at a roadside diner meets a wandering talent agent who offers her a shot at Hollywood fame and stardom, all for the low, low price of a hundred bucks.

More about the film

Playing on the idea of cinema as illusion, the allure of Hollywood, and the doppelgänger myth, The Talent Scout follows its eponymous character to the small town of Little Brook,  where he searches for his next meal ticket. There he meets Samantha, a waitress slaving for minimum wage, who sees in Oliver an opportunity to escape her prosaic existence.

A picaresque film with humour, intrigue, and a few twists along the way. Like a back-country road, you’re never sure where it’s leading but enjoy the ride all the same!

The film is produced and directed by Anita Abbasi & Martin Baena