To live and dine in L.A. It’s the place to be. At least for several troubled locals and garrulous German tourists whose lives, for one reason or another, intersect for a star-studded dining experience they will not soon forget. What begins a droning and less than promising evening quickly blossoms into Tinseltown bliss as the curious strangers find themselves dining with none other than The Hoff (David Hasselhoff). However, as he touches each of their lives with the manifold skills and insights of his most celebrated roles, they soon realize The Hoff has much more to offer than mere stardom.
Meeting celebrities can often be a let down because they can never truly live up to their larger-than-life film or TV personas. TO LIVE AND DINE IN L.A. imagines a hero who enters and exits the lives of everyday fans, effortlessly solving their problems in between sips of Boba.
Of course, things aren’t so black and white in the real world.
Hollywood has always mesmerized and inspired countless people around the world. But for me, it was the backyard I grew up in. This was my first film and it was paramount that I share a personal experience. Having witnessed firsthand how celebritydom affects fans in the public square, it was the perfect subject matter for me to explore. With David Hasselhoff as our hero, we were able to play off the heroic characters he portrayed on television by dropping him into the most mundane situation—ordering takeout at a Chinese restaurant.