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Pitch (1997)

pitch,documentary,eric stoltzPitch is a documentary created by Canadian filmmakers Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice, starring themselves as two Canadian filmmakers pitching their script to a bunch of famous people.

Eric briefly appears as himself in one of the scenes at the 1996 Toronto Film Festival.

The film won the award for Best Canadian Documentary at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Best Film Award at the Toronto Independent Arts Festival, and also one for Best Indie Feature at the Toronto Film Festival, where it was screened in 1997.

Pitch was released on DVD in May 2002.


eric stoltz,pitch,documentaryTwo young filmmakers attend the Toronto Film Festival to pitch a film concept to various celebrities. Their film idea, titled “The Dawn”, concerns a Mafia don who goes for a hernia operation but gets a sex change instead.

During the 1996 Toronto fest, they approach Roger Ebert, Norman Jewison (at a packed press conference), Eric Stoltz (leaving a limo), Al Pacino, and others without much success. On a roll, they leave Toronto for Hollywood, getting advice from Arthur Hiller and Neil Simon and finding an agent who expresses interest in their pitch.


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