Tom Dunne, above) tells us, in one of the movie's simpler sentences, in voice-over at the beginning. Eli's a sad, lonely man who sounds as if he might be contemplating suicide but instead decides to make a week-long walking trip from the desert to the seashore.
Tessa Ferrer, above), another sad, lonely soul, grieving over a lost love. The first half hour of this 99-minute movie is full of exposition, mostly in monologue format (there's very little dialog) in which everyone speaks rather artily, often in metaphor ("Love is like an amputee's arm," we are told at one point), as the days left of this trip are counted down visually -- five, four, three -- as the journey continues.
Rob Zabrecky, above, another musician-turned-actor), who, with his pair of look-alike ladies, indulges in musical numbers, with some rather good dancing and vamping, and more or less acts in the Cabaret-like style of that famous Broadway and Hollywood musical. Performance-wise, Mr. Zabrecky is the most professional thing in the movie, with a face -- snide, sexy and dirtily appealing -- that the camera loves. If I am not mistaken (unless he is using his own voice here), he's been dubbed with the speaking voice (but not the singing voice) of a woman, making his character even more bizarre.
Shootist Films and distributed by FilmBaby, and will have its world premiere this Thursday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, California, as part of the American Cinematheque’s ongoing film series. The film will then be available worldwide for download on Friday, September 14th via the online distribution company, Distrify, streaming on demand from Shootistfilms and at the Maria McKee website. The DVD, released by Shootist Films and distributed through CD Baby, will become available on Tuesday, September 18th via the Shootist Films and Maria McKee websites. The film’s soundtrack is available on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 via iTunes, CD Baby and its affiliate distributors.