Motel Americana: Vol II - VIEW TRAILER
Odd and Lovely Tales From a Seedy Motel In Jersey.
a web-series / feature length anthology of short films.
"The American Dream has been beaten and kicked long
enough. He quits his job, fires his attorney, and leaves a wife
who won’t notice he’s gone until she has no one to dance with
when the ball drops on New Year's. With a case of Ancient Age
and a trunkload of cigarettes, he checks into a motel to write a
memoir about the rise and fall of an elegant, though deeply
flawed idea—his dirty life and times. All of them. He begins, I
am going to turn this prince back into a frog and croak frog
songs into the gravel pit of midnight. Ah, New Jersey, you son-of-
a-bitchen crotch puncher, I’m here. Meet me by the flag pole
after school. Hence this bloodstream of anonymous drifters and
wishers. Strivers. Near Missers. On paper, they sound like
every other character who ends up in a motel story. There’s the
man paying his debts the hard way and the man avoiding debts.
There’s the woman on the run and the woman who treats her
body like a garage sale. There’s the immigrant who hears the
land making promises and the upstanding citizen at war with his
unpretty instincts. And of course there are plans that double as
schemes and bad ideas. And killing. Lots of killing. But
remember one thing about these ordinary driftings . . . a frog
who used to be a prince is singing about them . . . and he knows
no one is listening . . . and he’s brushing his teeth with whiskey .
. . which leads to a certain boldness, for which you will have to
forgive him. After all, he used to be a prince. We were going to
call this The Frog’s Opera, but we promised our backers not to
get too fancy. Motel Detritus felt a little cruel. We settled on
Motel Americana after we lost a better title in a card game.
Secretly we loved it."
- Ahab Cloud, accountant for the production, 2011
See the press kit.
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