A comic celebration of dreamers and their dreams LIVING IN OBLIVION is the second film written and directed by Tom DiCillo. With a tone that teeters somewhere between Kafka and the Marx Brothers it chronicles the hilarious misadventures of a group of people who have joined together to accomplish one of the most difficult goals imaginable - the making of a low-budget independent film. With an innovative and surprising structure that shifts fluidly between the movie being made and those making it the film offers a rare and accurate -- if comically heightened -- look behind-the-scenes with the people who make the scenes. How they make them -- and the fact that they manage to make them at all -- is what LIVING IN OBLIVION is all about. Starring Steve Buscemi as director Nick Reve LIVING IN OBLIVION highlights a day on the set of Nick"s film where everything that could possibly go wrong actually does. Struggling against ever-escalating odds to maintain his integrity and his sanity Nick is both helped and hindered by his bumbling if well-intentioned crew headed by his cinematographer Wolf (Dermot Mulroney) a cameraman whose leather gear suggests that he is more inspired by Billy Idol than Sven Nykvist; a leading lady Nicole (Catherine Keener) a talented but neurotic actress who is involved in a romance and a rivalry with her leading man Chad Palomino (James Le Gros); an iron-willed assistant director Wanda (Danielle Von Zerneck); and for the first time ever on-screen a Gaffer.