"What begins as a friendly ride to the gas station develops into an unforeseen adventure with the Mobile Stripper."
Mark is having a normal day, in his every day normal but boring routine. On his way to work, he notices something different. A pink RV stationed in a parking lot. There he meets Veronica, a wild mouth woman who just needs directions to the gas station. But often things are never what they seem and what begins as a friendly ride to the gas station soon develops into an unforeseen adventure with the Mobile Stripper.
"What would it be like if a Las Vegas stripper strolled into a small town like a cowboy in an old Spagetti Western? How would the town react? How would she be judged? What would she feel being out of her element?"
This short film is about the explosion of two opposite worlds colliding. And two people from these opposite worlds coming together and finding something about each other. It's about being a stranger in a small town. It's about being who you are and overcoming those who get in your way. It's about serene landscapes and bright color of the Las Vegas nights. It's a look into reality and what all of us have experienced at one point or another in our lives.
The film was shot on location between the border of East Oregon and Washington in the Walla Walla Valley. The location is not only one that serves aesthetic purposes, but is symbolic and memorable as a place where the writer/director, Shirlyn Wong, frequently visited over the last 8 years. It was a place where she spent a summer working on a farm and fell in love with the landscape and people.
Although often we see LA or NY be the only cities to for resources. This film is kept authentic to the location that inspired the story utilizing only local actors and talent. It was a community project that brought the arts to tiny town. The film set up base camp in Milton-Freewater, OR, a tiny town with a population of only 7,000.
HOW IT WAS DONE:
This film could not have been made without the help and support of many. The film received donations from over 124 contributors all across the globe. The community of Weston, OR, Milton-Freewater, OR, and Walla Walla, WA, opened their hearts to this film through allowing access to locations and contributing their time and talents to the film. The actors and crew who tirelessly worked on the project with no real monetary compensation put their body and soul to the completion of this film. THANK YOU!