GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN
Guest of Cindy Sherman is a documentary following Paul H-O, a man accustomed to being the center of attention. As the star of his own public access show GalleryBeat, Paul would regularly attend art gallery openings and perform witty assessments of pieces, much to the amusement of his many fans. Among them was Cindy Sherman, the internationally renowned but press-shy artist, often recognized as one of the world’s most gifted and significant visual talents. When Cindy invites Paul to her studio for a series of exclusive interviews, he gains unprecedented insight into her artistic process. It’s not long before a romantic relationship blossoms, however their initial bliss would end when Paul finds himself wracked with anxiety about his own personality becoming subsumed by his role as Cindy's guest at celebrity-studded events. Guest of Cindy Sherman opened to rave reviews due to its tactful documentation of a man's journey into self-perceived irrelevance, serving as an example of the effects of ever-changing gender roles. In 2008 Guest of Cindy Sherman was nominated for a Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.