Nick McLoughlin Headlines 'Second Unit: a Mockumentary'
Sept. 25, 2020
LOS ANGELES – Nick McLoughlin (“Kingdom”) headlines director Ankush Khemani's upcoming film comedy “Second Unit: A Mockumentary”
“I’m very excited to be a part of this unique film and work with Ankush and this talented cast,” McLoughlin said. “The film was especially appealing to me due to its satirical nature and the engaging characters that draw you in with their quirkiness and humanity.”
Khemani, who wrote and directed the film, said he was impressed with McLoughlin’s work: “Nick was a perfect fit for our loveable loser Alex Black. He immediately understood what we were going for and hit that nail right on the head.”
In the film, McLaughlin portrays Black, a hapless director, tasked with shooting one scene for a top film producer, but as Black struggles to get the one shot he desperately needs, he faces is biggest challenge yet when he is forced to work with an actor he can’t stand.
“In preparation for the role, I watched a couple of my all-time favorite episodes of ‘The Office’ for inspiration,” McLoughlin said. “Black gave me that essence of Steve Carell’s Michael Scott character, and I wanted to bring the hapless leader into the picture for sure.”
The movie also features Jay Adams (“Unpleasant Surprise”), newcomers Mary Becquet and Ella Dahlin, Melina Coto (“La Llorona”) and Nick DiLorenzo (“The Beetle in the Box”).
The film arrives after much success in the festival circuit, which included being a selection of accepted into the Orlando and Santa Barbara film festivals, the latter of which included past winners such as Javier Bardem, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Geoffrey Rush and Daniel Day-Lewis.