If one were to receive a penny for every time you read or heard a filmmaker bemoan the lack of funding in film, you’d probably have a nice little nest-egg by now. The filmmakers at the centre of ‘UPA!...’ have got the money side all sorted, it’s with everything else they’ve got a problem, from the grandiose cinematic schemes of their preening director, a producer who’s less than willing to invest all her time and effort in the project and a miserable leading lady whose role in the film is constantly hanging in the balance. Recalling such film-within-a-film treats as ‘American Movie’ and ‘Living in Oblivion’, this perhaps has a little more bark than it does bite, but in documenting the sometimes uncomfortable frisson between divergent personalities on a film set, it’s works just fine.
Cast and crew
Tamae Garateguy, Santiago Giralt, Camila Toker