A novel in the vein of the varied characters of Boogie Nights and the power struggle of The Devil Wears Prada , The ‘Wood follows seemingly disparate characters’ stories around the movie industry and its periphery. At the heart of the story is Anna, a young Hollywood film executive with a gift for picking box office winners who is fighting for respect in the dog-eat-dog world of the studio system. When her world intersects with an escapee from a city-run psychiatric hospital, their two worlds collide. The brilliantly vibrant and outrageously eccentric cast of characters are, like many of us, shaped by our pasts… or are they? The ‘Wood is an audacious, off-kilter, touching story of the chaotic yet alluring inner workings of Hollywood, its manifold unique characters, and their parallel journeys of self-realization and redemption.
September 23, 2020