Everyone has the power to create their own stories, but what if those stories were actually “real”? And what if the people in those stories are writing stories about you? It’s a heady idea, but one that the new metafictional film “Zoom” adopts head on to examine sex, drugs, and body-image insecurity.
Alison Pill plays Emma, a sex doll manufacturer by day and cartoonist by night, who longs to look like one of the synthetic creations with which she spends her time, and takes her frustrations out on the page by drawing the ideal man, high-flying, well-endowed film director Edward (Gael Garcia Bernal) shooting a passion project in Rio de Janeiro about model-turned-novelist Michelle (Mariana Ximenes), who in turn, writes about Emma. Things go awry when Emma decides to rob Edward of his manhood and he loses control of his movie which effects Emma’s life drastically. It also stars Tyler Labine (“Tucker and Dale vs. Evil”), Jason Priestly (“Beverly Hills 90210”), and Don McKellar (“Slings and Arrows”), and more. Watch a trailer for the film below.
Pill is best known for her performances in “The Newsroom,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” “Snowpiercer,” “Midnight in Paris,” and “Milk.” Meanwhile, Gael Garcia Bernal currently stars in the Amazon series “Mozart in the Jungle,” for which he won a Golden Globe, and has also starred in “Amores Perros,” “Y tu mamá también,” “The Motorcycle Diaries,” and “Babel.”
“Zoom” will be released in theaters and VOD on September 2nd from Screen Media Films.