L.A. Record staffer Drew Denny, known for her musical performances in Big Whup and Lola Loshkey, has been out in the desert working hard creating a feature film in honor of her father. The film will feature a soundtrack composed by Drew’s bandmate Morgan Gee, and featuring L.A. indie artists including Big Whup, Emily Lacy, Laura Steenberge, and Julia Holter. In order to complete this traveling adventure film, she’s put together a Kickstarter project, with plenty of rad prizes which you can obtain by donating. Read more about the film below.
Determined to honor my father’s memory through art and storytelling, I gathered my best friends from USC film school and hit the road, this time with a little crew and a couple of cameras. I asked my good friend, Sundance-featured director Clay Jeter of JESS + MOSS to co-direct with me. His girlfriend, the lovely Sarah Hagan (featured on this season of 90210 as well as Freaks and Geeks and Buffy the Vampire Slayer), came along and the rest of the family fell into place.
Shot on Super 16mm and the Red, “The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had With My Pants On” tells the story of two childhood girlfriends who drive from Los Angeles to Austin, TX. My character, Andy, must fulfill her father’s will after his sudden death by scattering his ashes across the Southwest. Sarah plays Liv, a blossoming young actress riding along to Austin to audition for the role of a vixen spy in a noir film to be cast and shot in Texas.
Between LA and Austin, we scramble across the Mojave desert, skinny dip in Sedona AZ, make sand angels in White Sands NM, climb oil rigs in West Texas, and raise hell in Austin. We perform mini funerals within these epic landscapes, pretending to be spies as we attempt to escape the heat of the hottest August in recorded history…
To donate to this project go to the Kickstarter page here.
- Walt! Gorecki