(DVD 1 x 30mins)
Producer: Tony Wright
Director: Fiona Hergstrom
Hollywood Hotel is a short documentary that offers an insight into the lives of the residents who call Hollywood Hotel home.
Once a silver service establishment, Hollywood Hotel has approximately seventy residents most of whom receive some form of government support. Gone are the waiters and silver service. In place is a strong sense of community and the constant struggle for survival.
These are people living on the fringe of society – the elderly, the unemployed, the deinstitutionalised – who rely heavily on their fortnightly pension. The film focuses on the lives of four individuals set against the backdrop of pre-pension day.