Back to IndieWire

‘Easy Does It’ Follows Two Brothers Robbing Their Way Across ’70s Southwest

"The struggle to chase big dreams feels very real right here and now."

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Easy Does It

Logline: Two best friends embark on a crime spree across the Southwest in search of their California dream life, and along the way form an unlikely friendship with their accidental hostage.

Elevator Pitch:

“Easy Does It” is a freewheeling adventure comedy about two best friends, Jack and Scottie, who take their shot at the American dream– robbing their way across the Southwest, hostage in tow, in search of their imagined California Utopia. It’s a movie about friendship, chasing dreams, and the sacrifices that come when we have to choose between the two.

A road movie in the great tradition of “Easy Rider” and “Thelma and Louise”, the film has a French New Wave influenced style and a tone akin to the quirky dark comedies of the Coen Brothers and Wes Anderson.

Production Team:

Will Addison – Director

Ben Matheny – Actor, Co-writer

Bruno Doria – Cinematographer

Lizzie Guitreau – Production Coordinator

Lee Garcia – 1st AD

Sarah Smith – 2nd AD

Ian Painter – Sound Supervisor

Ben Samuels – Editor

Alex Aaron – Accountant

About the Film:

Much like the plans of our movie’s heroes, our goals for this film are ambitious. We want to raise enough funds to hire name talent giving us our best shot at the festival circuit and distribution.

So, while we set “Easy Does It” in the 70s to parallel Vietnam War era disillusionment, the struggle to chase big dreams feels very real right here and now.

We’ve been chasing ours since 2008 when we started collaborating in film school at the University of New Orleans, and now, with your help, we can make them come true.

Current Status: Fundraising.

Got a project that you’d like to be featured? Submit to Project of the Day!

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Toolkit and tagged

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox