The hilarious and tragic true story of one filmmaker’s descent into moral blindness in the glare of the media spotlight.

Addicted To Fame

Documentary | 2012


Anna Nicole Smith, David Giancola, Howard K. Stern, John James, Daniel Wayne Smith, Woody Keppel, Gladise Jiminez, Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, Ben Coello, Scott Jones, Larry King, Jesse Eisenberg


The hilarious, outrageous, and ultimately tragic true story of one filmmaker’s journey from obscurity to moral blindness in the seductive glare of the media spotlight. Director DAVID GIANCOLA wanted to break out by making a “Movie that mocked B-Movies”. He thought he could manipulate the media by casting ANNA NICOLE SMITH. In the end the media manipulated him instead as his star and one of his Producers died in a media feeding frenzy. The film bombed but the story was the most reported event of 2007 - behind only coverage of the Iraq war. The truth is always stranger and more unbelievable than fiction…


Sy Devol, Richard Abramowitz, Keith Pickard


David Giancola

How We Live Now Award, VIFF 2012
Official Selection, Montreal World Film Festival 2012
Audience Award, SUNDOCS 2012