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California Solo

November 30th 2012
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • Unrated,
  • 94 min,
  • Strand Releasing
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  • Cast: Robert Carlyle, Danny Masterson, William Russ, Kathleen Wilhoite, A Martinez, Michael Des Barres, Alexia Rasmussen, Sean McCracken, Patrick Gallagher, Niko Nicotera, Brad Greenquist, Ella Joyce, Savannah Lathem, Anna Khaja, Hal Landon Jr., Robert Cicchini, Wiley M. Pickett, Ping Wu, Virginia Hankins, Daniela Flynn, Brian Chenoweth, Eli Vargas, Stephen Jared, Andy Dale
  • Director: Marshall Lewy
  • Writer: Marshall Lewy
  • Producer: Mynette Louie
  • Co Producer: Ross Girard
  • Executive Producers: Joan Huang, Nick Morton, Rick Rosenthal
  • Art Direction: Brendan Sharkey
  • Castings: Heidi Levitt, Michael Sanford
  • Costume Design: Cynthia Ann Summers
  • D.O.P.: James Laxton
  • Editor: Alex Jablonski
  • Makeup: Heather Ford
  • Music: T. Griffin
  • Production Design: Eric J. Archer
  • Set Decoration: Jennifer Lauricella

Storyline

Lachlan MacAldonich (Robert Carlyle) is former Britpop rocker who has settled into a comfortably numb existence in farm country just outside Los Angeles. By day, he works on an organic farm and travels regularly to the city’s farmers' markets to sell produce. By night, he retreats to his crummy apartment to record "Flame-Outs," his podcast that recounts the tragic deaths of great musicians. The only spark in his humdrum existence is Beau (Alexia Rasmussen), a lovely struggling actress and amateur chef who frequents the Silver Lake farmers' market.

One night, Lachlan gets pulled over for a DUI, a charge that dredges up his past drug offense and threatens him with deportation. Lachlan's only hope of staying in the U.S. is proving that his removal would cause "extreme hardship" to a U.S. citizen spouse or relative. Lachlan contacts his estranged ex-wife and daughter, raising past demons that he must finally confront.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
  • Production Companies: Cherry Sky Films, A Harp Productions, Syncopated Films, Whitewater Films
  • Production Schedule: 1 June 2011 - 26 June 2011

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