Directed, Written, and Produced by Ani Simon-Kennedy
For teenage Nola (Sabrina Carpenter, “Girl Meets World”), home is the open road. Her self-reliant father (Steven Ogg) is her anchor in a life of transience. The pair criss-cross the United States in a lovingly refurbished RV, making ends meet through odd jobs while relishing their independence. A shocking rupture, though, casts Nola out on her own. She makes her way to Albuquerque, New Mexico in search of a mother she never knew, only for her motor home to break down unexpectedly. But after forging a bond with an auto body shop owner (Danny Trejo), Nola senses the possibility of mooring her ship in this storm.
About Sabrina Carpenter
In 2010, Sabrina Carpenter launched her career as a guest star on “Law and Order Special Victims Unit.” By 2013, she had already shot several movies including HORNS alongside Daniel Ratcliffe, arecurring role on the Fox series “Goodwin Games” with Scott Foley, and had booked a lead in the pilot opposite Jon Heder. Sabrina also appeared on “Orange Is The New Black” and had booked her first of what would be several long running animated series. The year following saw her vault to stardom with three seasons of “Girl Meets World” as Maya Hart—beloved by viewers everywhere for her relatability and nuanced performances. Meanwhile, other big screen credits included the critically acclaimed 2018 drama THE HATE U GIVE.
About Ani Simon-Kennedy (Director, Producer, Writer)
Raised in Paris and based New York, Ani Simon-Kennedy is a feature film, documentary and commercial director. Under the banner of Bicephaly Pictures, she collaborates with cinematographer Cailin Yatsko on socially-conscious stories. Her first feature film, DAYS OF GRAY, played at top festivals around the world with an original live score by Icelandic band Hjaltalin. The sci-fi silent film was deemed “an assured debut” by the Hollywood Reporter. She has directed award-winning campaigns for Colgate, Smirnoff, Intel, Glamour, The New Yorker and Vice. Her work has received support from the Sundance Institute, the Tribeca Film Institute, IFP, Film Independent, Chanel and AT&T. She most recently was selected as a shadowing director for Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative.
Directed by: Ani Simon-Kennedy
Produced by: Kishori Rajan,Eddie Rubin, Ani Simon Kennedy, Cailin Yatsko, Darren Dean, Bettina Kadoorie, Dominique Telson
Starring: Sabrina Carpenter, Steven Ogg, Maggie Siff, Danny Trejo, Jashaun St. John, Rusty Schwimmer
Run Time: 97 minutes