A short film by Be' Garrett
A Zena Group Film
Directed by Be’ Garrett, Produced by Be’ Garrett, Josh Liveright, Erika Hampson, Windi See Vianello, Written by Be’ Garrett & Josh Liveright
Based on the story by Barry Gifford
In a rural town in southern Idaho a Japanese-American family owns and operates a small motel. The year is 1965, the height of the Civil Rights Era. One night a stranger sporting ‘city’ clothes checks in, the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko, Toru’s precocious 13 year old daughter, takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of this man, especially after two detectives come knocking on their door in the middle of the night.
Starring: Kazumi Aihara, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Curtiss Cook, Sean Cullen, Vincent D’Onofrio, Amy Fujioka and Taishi Hosokawa
Director of Photography Quenell Jones, Production Designers Adam Brustein and Charles McCarry, Set Decorator Nicole Duryea Costume Designers Ingrid Price, Anney Perrine and Melanie Randolph, Casting Director Judy Bowman, Sound James Baker and Thomas Brookins, Location Manager Mark O’Brien, Storyboards Shane Ingersoll, Stills Nathan West, Assistant Directors Rob Lopez and Stephanetta Bingley, Editor Kim Bica, Original Music Earl Johnson Jr., Visual Effects Burn Crash Repeat
We need your help to make this film. All your contributions are 100 percent tax-deductible thanks to our 501c3 producing partner, Zena Group.
We will give you a credit in the titles for the following suggested donation amounts:
$10,000 or more – Executive Producer (single card)
$5,000 or more – Producer (shared single card)
$1,000 or more – Associate Producer (top of main credit sequence)
$500 or more – Special Thanks (end of credits)
$500 or less – Thanks (end of credits)
Even if you can only give a dollar, we welcome your support!
- (30 days)