I’m currently making a small film where it is going to be a fictional film done in a documentary style. It chronicles this guy who doesn’t leave his house, nor sleeps and only interaction with anything is his cat and when he goes out only to work.
Now, I kind of would like this film to be thought of as real by people who don’t know me. I would like to have it labeled as a Documentary rather than a Drama.
Now, I play the character…so my friends and people who know me will know it is not real. However, for those who don’t know me that will see it…I want them to think it is about a real person. I plan to make a series of these films once every five years.
It would be lying to say the film is a documentary, but for the sake of art…is this okay or am I doing something immoral and sinful?