Art of the prank

ART OF THE PRANK is the award winning feature documentary about New York artist and activist Joey Skaggs, the godfather of the media hoax, a fierce proponent of independent thinking and an early critic of media irresponsibility. Famed for such media fictions as the Celebrity Sperm Bank, the Cathouse for Dogs, the Fat Squad, and Portofess (the mobile confessional booth), all reported as fact by prestigious journalists, he’s one of America’s greatest living satirists. When he decides to pull off the most demanding hoax of his career, filmmaker Andrea Marini gets a unique view into the mind of this most unconventional man.