Actress Mika Boorem, who has starred in films like Riding in Cars With Boys, Blue Crush and Hearts in Atlantis, is marking her feature directorial debut with Hollywood.Con, a new movie she also stars in.
Boorem plays an actress much less experienced than she, who’s looking for her big break and finds it when she accidentally steals the identity of a big time producer. We’re not sure how one “accidentally” does that, but the point is, she’s now in charge of a big feature film shooting in the jungles of Guatemala. What she didn’t expect was to wind up living the movie’s plot.
It isn’t long before the actress is kidnapped by El Jade, the leader of a dangerous cartel who mistakes her for a rival gang leader (she’s being mistaken for EVERYONE today). She manages to escape by by conning El Jade’s son, and is now on the run with him, her father, and a Mayan priest (for some reason). How many more people will she have to fool to get out of this alive?
In addition to Boorem, Hollywood.con also stars Tom Arnold, Devin Ratray, Cody Kasch, Brian Krause, Paige Howard, Brittany Underwood, Preston Acuff, Marco De Nino, Christopher T. Wood, Herbert Russell, Jackie Pucci and Saheed Rahmani. It was written by Mika and her husband Benjamin, who served as producer. The film is available to watch now on Amazon Prime.
A fun-packed adventure-comedy in the tradition of Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile, Hollywood.Con tells of an aspiring actor (Mika Boorem, Blue Crush) who accidentally steals the identity of a big time producer (Paige Howard, Adventureland), and is hurled into Hollywood’s next big Mayan feature film.. In the jungle of Guatemala she is mistaken by El Jade (Tom Arnold, True Lies) as a member of a rival cartel. After her imminent kidnapping and torture – her Reluctant father is forced to team up to save her. She rescues herself by conning El Jade’s son, leading to her escape. After reconnecting with her father, the two partner up with a Mayan Priest (Marco De Nino) and steal an airplane in order to fulfill the duties of the film and attempt to make it home alive.