Written and directed by co-stars Jennifer Prediger and Jess Weixler, Apartment Troubles is your typical indie debut, with all the flaws and fresh ideas it implies. It is an inventive, amusing, talkative and self-absorbed work which looks like it was made on a shoestring budget. What differentiates it from most first features is the presence of some popular comedic figures in supporting roles, from Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) to Will Forte (Nebraska, Saturday Night Live) and Jeffrey Tambor (Archer).
The film centers on two New York friends and roommates: Nicole is a – somewhat crazy – artist (Weixler) while Olivia (Prediger) is a vulnerable actress. Not only are they struggling to make ends meet but they seem lost in their own world. On the eve of being evicted, they decide to go to Los Angeles for a short trip, which will result in helping them discover themselves and have a few goofy encounters.
Trouble Dolls premiered at the LA Film Festival 2014 and distributed on iTunes and VOD 2015.