Artifice

Creator: Eric Bickernicks
Genre: Comedy
Age rating: Everyone
An artist gets a lifetime commission from a billionaire to paint for him, but discovers his perfect patron has ulterior motives.
Synopsis: Obscurity is a way of life for Gavin Vonn Getch, a painter who works at a frame shop in a small New England town. His life changes when billionaire Gary Eastman enters his shop and becomes the ultimate patron: a lifetime commission for all his work in exchange for a crap-load of money.

Some of his artist buddies envy him and others think he’s sold out. Curious as to where his paintings are being displayed, he makes a trip to the DLC headquarters, where a shocking discovery forces him to reevaluate his deal with Eastman and his identity as an artist.

Why does an artist create? What alternatives are there to completely selling out? Is there no genius—only marketing? The book is a satirical, and sometimes surreal look at the art world.

Latest Work

  • Video 1 - Comedy/Satire
    04/07/17
    Creative Notes:
    http://artifice-book.com - Download the novel and audio book here. Frustrated filmmaker - wrote a novel instead of a script.
  • Script 1 - Eric's Original Draft
    04/27/17
    Creative Notes:
    Right now the story is in novel form. I can certainly boil it down into a script if need be. I conceived of the story as a movie, but didn't think I could get anywhere with just a script. Each chapter represents an individual scene in a movie.