When a young punk rock band starts out in the underground music scene, the only thing they have is each other. But when a childhood friend - with complicated connections to the group - leverages her P.R. skills to get them noticed, they suddenly find themselves on the verge of making it big. The only question is how far they're willing to go in the pursuit of fame and fortune, and who they're willing to leave behind to get there.
HATED explores the dark, smoke-filled corners where human nature and the contemporary music industry meet.
Once a rock star photographer, Stewart Fox's years of drug and alcohol abuse have relegated him to shooting erotic photos of model/actress wannabes out of his home to make ends meet. In a desperate attempt to get back into the spotlight, he hires a struggling art student to turn the camera on him for a self-published autobiography. But with so many sordid stories and complicated characters pressing buttons all around him, eventually something is bound to snap.
Happy In The Valley is an intense, captivating, and darkly funny look at the desire for fame, the price of overexposure, and the negatives that develop around both.
When a Hollywood filmmaker falls for a Russian beauty, their passionate and tumultuous relationship exposes just how complicated international affairs can get. As their involvement with each other deepens, their very different worlds begin to collide, unmasking issues of secrecy, identity, family, and loyalty. Unable to trust anyone, including one another, the thrill of romance won't be the only thing that leaves their hearts racing.
Amerikanski peers through the windows between espionage and paranoia, and reveals that some love stories really are more intriguing than others.