A SHORT FILM
In a post-economic collapse America where fuel is scarce and money no longer holds its value, two teenagers, Brooke and Weasel, are trapped by the quietly growing commodification of women's bodies. Desperate for a way out, they steal a car in hope of finding a better future.
After an economic collapse has devastated the country, the American West is a mere shadow of what it once was. Roadside motels and gas stations are now sun bleached buildings that men use to hide. Here, money no longer holds its value and fuel is scarce. Women's bodies are quietly becoming a means of exchange, leaving most interactions between men and women to be purely sexual.
At one of these motels is Brooke, a quiet maid who buries her frustration in work. Her best friend is Weasel, a wild-child drifter, who is always searching for a way out of town. After Brooke has an uncomfortable sexual encounter with an older male motel guest, Weasel finds the keys to a weathered car that’s sitting out front, and they take the opportunity to escape.
QUARTERFINALIST, AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL - SHORT SCREENPLAY '16