Radioman, the beloved New York film set mascot, is the subject of an insightful documentary that finally gives him the recognition he deserves. His real name is Craig Castaldo and since the 1990s, he has made over 100 appearances in blockbuster movies such as The Departed, The Bourne Trilogy, Shutter Island, Elf, Two Weeks Notice, Keeping the Faith, Godzilla, Ransom and Big Daddy. He first came to fame when he struck up a conversation with Bruce Willis on the set of The Bonfire of the Vanities – ever since then he has been living his dream as an extra in the entertainment industry.
This feature-length documentary follows Radioman on his journey around Manhattan’s film sets and showcases how famous stars such as Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Robin Williams have embraced him. We also witness Radioman’s struggles away from Hollywood: for all its glamour and glitz, it doesn’t always offer a warm welcome to everyone. For example, James Gandolfini and Ricky Gervais are not overly impressed by the liberties Radioman takes when attempting to get into Oscar parties.
Radioman’s story is both heartwarming yet bittersweet; it demonstrates that we can all overcome adversity no matter how hard our circumstances may be. It also serves as a reminder that we should never take life for granted – no matter how long we are given to live it. This documentary is essential viewing for anyone interested in learning more about this amazing individual – don’t miss out!