New York native and Tribeca alum (Boulevard, TFF 2014) Dito Montiel heads out west with his hilarious satire, The Clapper, adapted from his novel of the same name. After the death of his wife, Eddie Krumble (Ed Helms) moves to Los Angeles looking for a fresh start and becomes a professional paid audience member for infomercials and other live studio tapings, with his best friend Chris (Tracy Morgan) at his side. Though struggling financially, Eddie seems to have finally caught a break as he forms a bond with comely gas station attendant, Judy (Amanda Seyfried). But when Eddie’s many disguises and telegenic enthusiasm catch the eye of a notorious late night talk show host and his producer (Adam Levine), they turn Eddie’s life into the newest national obsession, threatening his budding romance with Judy. Montiel’s latest film is a charming and original romantic comedy for our modern, meme-obsessed moment.
Dito Montiel is a writer/director and musician. In 2006, he made his film debut with A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and also released an album. His other films include Fighting (2009), The Son of No One (2011), Empire State (2013), Boulevard (Tribeca Film Festival 2014), and Man Down (2015).
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