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Wax Paul Now

USA - 16:12 minutes
Nebraska Premiere
Short Film Block #3
Writer/Director: Rebecca Shaw, Val Bodurtha, Sophie Mann
Cast: Rebecca Shaw, Val Bodurtha, Sophie Mann, Paul Giamatti, Trevor van Uden, Richard Brevard

trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnzYeQ6pphI

After visiting Madame Tussauds, three friends answer the museum’s call for ideas on which celebrity to en-waxify next. The girls propose Paul Giamatti, and end up starting an online movement to get the actor a statue of his own. The “Wax Paul Now” movement goes viral, covered by Vulture, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The girls plot to create their own statue and to sneak it inside the museum. But after they are forcibly removed, the girls decide to work outside Madame Tussauds once and for all. They rent out the souvenir shop directly across the street and open a pop-up wax museum for one night, celebrating an unveiling truly worthy of Paul Giamatti.

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