Though Robert Schwartzman is arguably best known for being the lead vocalist in the rock band Rooney, he’s recently made his directorial debut with the comedy-drama “Dreamland,” which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this past April. The film follows Monty Fagan (Johnny Simmons), a down-on-his luck musician who lives in his girlfriend’s mother’s house and listlessly plays piano in a swanky hotel bar. Monty soon begins an affair with Olivia (Amy Landecker), a wealthy older woman looking for a little excitement, but eventually Monty begins to lose his sense of self amidst the romance. It boasts an all-star supporting cast, including Jason Schwartzman (“Rushmore”), Noël Wells (“Master of None”), Alan Ruck (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”), Beverly D’Angelo (“Coal Miner’s Daughter”), Talia Shire (“Rocky”) and more. Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette below that delves into the making of the film.
Schwartzman has previously made small acting appearances in some of his cousin Sofia Coppola’s films, like her short film “Lick the Star,” her debut “The Virgin Suicides” and “Somewhere.” He also co-starred in the Anne Hathaway vehicle “The Princess Diaries” and composed the score for Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto” alongside Blood Orange, aka Devonté “Dev” Hynes.
“Dreamland” is currently available to purchase or rent on iTunes, Amazon and VOD.