"A dizzying, unforgettable adventure" Variety Magazine.
Lawrence Bridges spent 12 years and $300,000 making a movie about ancient Greek demigods condemned to live in Los Angeles and act as characters from ''The Importance of Being Earnest." He decided that the best showcase for this elegy to his hometown would be in the open air, with the cityscape as a living backdrop.
Chris Thompson, The New York Times
“Lawrence Bridges, has used guerrilla drive-ins to get around traditional distribution networks. [He] decided that the best showcase for this elegy to his hometown would be in the open air, with the cityscape as a living backdrop. So his staff spent a year sneaking onto parking lots and projecting his film against a wall on Saturday nights.“ (Chris Thompson, New York Times)
Lawrence Bridges wrote, directed, edited, and produced the independent feature film “12” starring Alison Elliott. The film, completed in 2003, was in continuous production for over 10 years, making it the longest continuous production in the history of film. Shot on location in bothh Los Angeles and the Channel Islands National Park, the story revolves around a half-sister and brother who are illegitimate offspring of Zeus. The two find themselves stranded on an island ranch and, in order to save their lives, must find and perform flawlessly a play by Zeus.
"12", initially projected on buildings from parking lots in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Dallas, began the urban Guerrilla drive-in movement in the early 2000s. Robert Koehler of Variety Magazine called the film "A dizzying, unforgettable adventure" while Dean Treadway of "Filmicability" placed it among his favorite 100 films of all time. "12" has also played at over 15 festivals worldwide and was honored with a "Best of Fest" award at the Syracuse International Film and Video Festival in 2004. The December 2003 issue of American Cinematographer featured an article on Lawrence's cinematography for the film as well.
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