Although the glamour of Hollywood lures bold and confident actors from around the world, it can also crush the unprepared, ripping chunks of pride from their souls and ejecting them back to their hometowns. Matt Redcrop and Kayla Ross are struggling performing artists and lovers who have the odds stacked against them. With their sights set on Hollywood, they have been sharpening their skills under the tutelage of one of the toughest acting coaches in America, Shelley Isaacson of Tampa. When they realize they are no longer happy being on the fringes of fame, Matt and Kayla make the move to Hollywood with another couple from the workshop. As they become immersed in the roller coaster of emotions that accompany auditions and rejections, each is eventually led to a future they had never considered. I NEED; I WANT is the story of young couple learning about life under the spotlights, their search for balance between ambition and expectation, and the price of fame.