Who said directing was a hard job? In this romantic comedy from director John Walsh, a discouraged plumber, David (Martin Donovan), decides that he'd get more respect and have more luck with the ladies if he were a movie director. So he decides to pose as one. Bribing his casting agent best friend RJ (Kevin Carroll), David sets up auditions for a movie that he's not really directing. To complete the process, he steals the script of aspiring writer and neighbor, Toni (Mary-Louise Parker), with whom he has had a recent one night tryst. Before David and RJ know what is happening, their project, PIPE DREAM, has become the most talked about script in New York City's indie film scene. But when Toni discovers David's less-than-moral behavior, she threatens to pull the plug. That is, until she realizes this might be her only chance to see her film get made. Posing as script supervisor, Toni manages to relay directorial messages to David, as the rest of the production moves forward. Walsh and Cynthia Kaplan's lighthearted script captures the insanity of film production in general, and New York City in particular.