Mitra and Whit walk around Brooklyn discussing their dream TV show. “Shot on Film” is a loose, self-aware comedy tackling insider cliches about improvised dialogue, gender representation, and shooting on film. Directed by and starring Whitmer Thomas playing a problematic version of himself, an uncaring friend, a narcissistic who doesn’t question the patriarchy — the film adds complex layers of irony into off-the-cuff naturalism. Playing alongside Thomas is the wonderful actress and comedian Mitra Jouhari, who slides into a role that requires an absurd commitment to anti-zeitgest ideas, like “the show’s gotta have sex, guy-girl, male gaze” and submitting to Whit’s demand that she remove her baseball cap because it makes her look like a boy. While Whit performs uninspired stand-up comedy (about his hand falling asleep) and makes Mitra give up her bed to him, their friend Eric is holed up in a cheap hotel in Philly, depressed, desperately in need of someone to talk to. Also check out from Thomas: “Fast and Loose” and “Blue Line.” -KA. Directed by Whitmer Thomas. Story by Mitra Jouhari and Whitmer Thomas. All Dialogue improvised by Eric Dadourian, Dan Licata, Mitra Jouhari, and Whitmer Thomas. Cinematography by Budd Diaz. Sound by Budd Diaz.