When Anna and Priss pick up a mysterious hitchhiker in the middle of the desert, their road trip takes a turn for the worse.
Key People (cast, crew, etc.):
Anna – Jessica Jade Andres
Priss – Kate Krieger
Hitchhiker – Jordan Turchin
Directed by Max Silver
Produced by Rachel Sklar
Exec. Producer Kai Niedermair
Director of Photography Stephen Tringali
Casting Director Jennifer Brooks
Why did you decide to submit to FirstGlance?
FirstGlance is an exciting festival that we are excited to be accepted into. Having a chance to screen our film on the big screen at LA Live is a wonderful opportunity. We can’t wait!
Will someone from your team be attending FirstGlance?
Rachel Sklar, our producer, will be attending as well as hopefully many members of our cast and crew.
What is something you feel is important for our readers to know about your film?
The entirety of the film was shot without green screen, in the actual car in the actual desert. We wanted to achieve a level of authenticity and texture to the world that would have been impossible without actually being there. This proved to be quite challenging from a production standpoint, but we were thrilled with the naturally beautiful result that Stephen achieved. It really puts us in the car with the girls, giving us a visceral and intimate experience.
What should viewers expect from your film?
Pay attention, watch closely, because not everything is as it seems.
Do you have any production stories our readers might enjoy?
Oh there are many we could tell, but probably my favorite is from when we were filming in the desert one morning, and could hear the closing hours of an outdoor rave going on in the distance. Our morning’s shoot was briefly interrupted by a shirtless man on a motorcycle dressed like Santa Claus.
What are you looking forward to most at FirstGlance?
We cannot wait to watch our film in LA Live, one of our favorite Los Angeles theaters, and to see the other selected films and meet the other filmmakers at the festival.
Where can our readers find more information about your film?
“First Glance at FirstGlance” is a feature we will be running up to the FirstGlance Film Festival April 15-17 in Los Angeles. We will be giving you the info you need to know to about the great films you’ll be able to see, while also getting you excited and ready for the fest! If you’d like more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.
All information, trailers, and photos seen here have been provided by the filmmakers whose films have been accepted to the festival.