Director of Hope. You Like Crap. Shaun Parker
Hope. You Like Crap.
Slamdance Film Festival
Director: Shaun Parker
20 years ago, Shaun Parker made a horrible student film. In Hope. You Like Crap., Parker shows the film in its entirety, talking shit on it and his former pretentious self with amusingly scathing, self-depreciating commentary. In the voice-over for what he calls his “student film pile of shit,” Parker explains why his film sucks and wonders what he was thinking during the making of it. This short has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments as Parker publicly ridicules his embarrassing attempt at cinema, with humor tailored for the film festival crowd. Parker comes to this conclusion: “Don’t force things—just film what you know or you’re gonna come off like a dickhead like myself.”
3 of 5 stars.