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Lost Hills, CA.

A visual poetry film about family and community with a homoerotic underbelly.
4/5

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Written and directed by Waide Riddle, based on his award-winning poem, ‘Lost Hills, CA.’ is an experimental short film that examines life on a California trailer park. Narrated by Jack Geren, the poetic narrative stars a large ensemble cast that includes; Waide Riddle, Robbin Ormond and Ryan Haake. The observational film showcases themes of contentedness, community and pleasure – with an overt homoerotic underbelly. In spite of the film’s varied visual content, the narrative is tastefully orchestrated by its intriguing poetic narrative and captivating imagery.

Throughout the 5-minute film, the narrator (the son) speaks with euphoria of his “white-trash” way of life. He speaks fondly of his mother and how their life is enriched by their sprightly neighbors. A snapshot of their social gatherings is interwoven with homoerotic imagery that audaciously presents the protagonist’s fun-loving liberty and bliss.

Waide Riddle has pieced together a dazzling piece of visual poetry that is unashamedly accentuated by sexuality-themed imagery. Aside from the enthralling poetic verses, the short is finely complimented by rugged cinematography and a honky-tonk soundtrack – which implements a feeling of eccentricity that will undoubtedly entertain. The entire ensemble cast deliver competent performances, in spite of the omittance of any character dialogue (with the exception of the voice-over narration). Jack Geren (Narrator) conveys Waide’s poem with admirable conviction that is pleasing to the ear. A worthy watch. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

Based on a poem, this adaptation tells the story of a family living together in a Lost Hills, CA. trailer park. Together, with their friends, they enjoy life, beer, BBQ, and more beer!
Lost Hills CA

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Director(s): Waide Riddle
Writer(s): Waide Riddle
Cast: Beau Ioana, Chad Sanders, Chris Desocio, Jack Geren, Jefferson Hendrick, Joe Nicholson, Raphael Mihopoulos, Robbin Ormond, Ryan Haake, Waide Riddle
Producer(s): Waide Riddle
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Runtime: 5 min

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Lost Hills, CA.

A visual poetry film about family and community with a homoerotic underbelly.
4/5

Review

Written and directed by Waide Riddle, based on his award-winning poem, ‘Lost Hills, CA.’ is an experimental short film that examines life on a California trailer park. Narrated by Jack Geren, the poetic narrative stars a large ensemble cast that includes; Waide Riddle, Robbin Ormond and Ryan Haake. The observational film showcases themes of contentedness, community and pleasure – with an overt homoerotic underbelly. In spite of the film’s varied visual content, the narrative is tastefully orchestrated by its intriguing poetic narrative and captivating imagery.

Throughout the 5-minute film, the narrator (the son) speaks with euphoria of his “white-trash” way of life. He speaks fondly of his mother and how their life is enriched by their sprightly neighbors. A snapshot of their social gatherings is interwoven with homoerotic imagery that audaciously presents the protagonist’s fun-loving liberty and bliss.

Waide Riddle has pieced together a dazzling piece of visual poetry that is unashamedly accentuated by sexuality-themed imagery. Aside from the enthralling poetic verses, the short is finely complimented by rugged cinematography and a honky-tonk soundtrack – which implements a feeling of eccentricity that will undoubtedly entertain. The entire ensemble cast deliver competent performances, in spite of the omittance of any character dialogue (with the exception of the voice-over narration). Jack Geren (Narrator) conveys Waide’s poem with admirable conviction that is pleasing to the ear. A worthy watch. Highly recommended.

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Brief Synopsis

Based on a poem, this adaptation tells the story of a family living together in a Lost Hills, CA. trailer park. Together, with their friends, they enjoy life, beer, BBQ, and more beer!
Lost Hills CA

Credits

Director(s): Waide Riddle
Writer(s): Waide Riddle
Cast: Beau Ioana, Chad Sanders, Chris Desocio, Jack Geren, Jefferson Hendrick, Joe Nicholson, Raphael Mihopoulos, Robbin Ormond, Ryan Haake, Waide Riddle
Producer(s): Waide Riddle
Director of Photography:
Animation:

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Runtime: 5 min
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