Project of the Day: ‘Lake Los Angeles’ from the Makers of ‘Littlerock’

Project of the Day: 'Lake Los Angeles' from the Makers of 'Littlerock'

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Lake Los Angeles”

Tweetable Logline:

A middle-aged Cuban man and a ten year old Mexican girl bond over
being away from home in a hopeless backdrop that is Lake Los Angeles.

Elevator Pitch:

This is the story of Roberto, a middle-aged Cuban immigrant working at a
holding house, and Cecilia, a 10 year old Mexican girl who ends up at
that house with no family members to fend for her.

Cecilia turns the desert into her own fantastical world – creating
characters and stories to make the hopelessness of the empty landscape a
survivable habitat.

Through navigating what was supposed to be both Roberto and Cecilia’s
promise land, they find a common hope in each other while navigating the
hauntingly beautiful and desolate world that is Lake Los Angeles.

Production Team:

Director: Mike Ott (Littlerock, 2010, Pearblossom Hwy, 2012, Someone to
Watch Spirit Award 2011, Gotham Award for Littlerock in 2010)

Cinematographer: Mike Gioulakis (Pearblossom Hwy, 2012, John Dies at the End, 2012)

Editor: Santos S. Santos (The Murder of Hi Good 2012, Pearblossom Hwy 2012)

Producers: Atsuko Okatsuka, (Littlerock, 2010, Pearblossom Hwy, 2012)
Frederick Thornton, (Littlerock 2010, Pearblossom Hwy, 2012, Sawdust
City, 2011) Trinity Shi, Alexandra Gioulakis

About the Production:

“We were inspired to make this film because of director Mike Ott’s former
student who told of the story of crossing the border from Mexico to
come to the States as a child with his sister. During their journey,
they made the scary experience into a game by playing “hide and seek”
from immigration jeeps and helicopters, making the trip easier to cope
with.  Lake Los Angeles follows a little girl who gets to the United States
with no family — and uses fairy tales and her imagination to make her
new surroundings a survivable place.” — Atsuko Okatsuka

Current Status:

In production.

For more information and to support this projprect:

Kickstarter Page
Filmmaker Website

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