Trip with the family to a temple in central Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake, traditional paper workshop, and lighting lanterns to send off into the night.
Music: Flowing Water on Guqin
Shot on BMPCC in Prores422 and iPhone 5S and edited in FCPX with Visioncolor OSIRIS Luts
A dark comedy following three roommates' ill-fated mission to give a proper burial to a Pomeranian believed to be the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.
Premiered at AMFM Fest 2014 in Cathedral City, CA!
Written & Directed by Adrienne Cahill
Produced by Jessica Burgess
Director of Photography
Lowell A. Meyer
When her late grandmother's beloved Pomeranian dies in her care, Maya has a meltdown. In tears, she drags her begrudging roommates on a road trip to Palm Springs, where she intends to give the dog the burial her Granny Franny wanted- under the giant Marilyn Monroe statue.
Their morbid adventure takes turn for the weird when the girls run out of gas in the desert, and tensions between them rise. After encountering a handful of odd characters, and facing freak accidents and absurd obstacles, Maya, Alicia and Bren successfully reach Palm Springs and the site of the intended interment.
Emboldened by their wild night, red wine, and respect for Granny Franny's firm belief that her dog was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe, the ladies successfully pull of their vandal funeral as the sun rises.
Although they are exhausted, the three friends have been re-bonded by the bizarre happenings, and their realization that surrendering to life's absurdity is the only way to successfully make the journey. And having each other to lean on is a great help too.
Behind the scenes on the set of "American Odyssey"
In the summer of 2012, NYU Theater and Film alumni reunite for 2 weekends to film a historical what-if about George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Coppola on psychedelics in the early days of American Zoetrope.