Christopher Guerrero, who grew up in Selma, is trying see if flattery will get him someplace with Bill Murray.

The student at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and UC Santa Cruz alumni is directing his thesis film and has written the main role with the “Saturday Night Live” alumnus in mind.

If you are going to dream, then it’s good to dream big.

Guerrero was told he had about as much chance of Murray agreeing to star in a student film as Michael Bay making a good “Transformers” movie. That hasn’t stopped the young filmmaker. He’s put together the Bill Murray Appreciation Day (BMAD) to be held Feb. 2 on the Sunset Strip. The Feb. 2 day was selected because it’s Groundhog Day, a holiday well known to Murray fans.

“By utilizing social-networking platforms and media, our goal is to play upon the mythical, enigmatic presence Mr. Murray has become famous for to our advantage as aspiring filmmakers,” Guerrero says.

He wants as many people as possible to dress up as their favorite Murray character and visit a few bars in attempt to garner attention. That means you can put on golf attire to be Carl Spackler from “Caddyshack” or suit up as Dr. Peter Venkman from “Ghostbusters.” Guerrero will be dressed as Steve Zissou from “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.”

Those who want to participate in this blatant effort to woe Murray, should show up at the Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Dr. Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The bar hopping Murrays will leave from there.

Rick Bentley

Rick Bentley

Rick Bentley is a Star Wars fan, a movie critic and part-time ninja. He's met more famous people than most famous people.
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