INTO THE VALLEY
Into the Valley : teaser trailer
short film/proof of concept
A woman out of place, caught between the traditionalists and the hippie movement in 1967 California, turns to robbing banks, as she struggles with the unaddressed anxiety of not fulfilling gender expectations of being a wife and mother.
Designed by Emily Sandifer
In 1967, San Francisco law secretary B. (played by Emily Somers, Westworld) is a woman out of place, caught between the traditionalists and the hippie movement.
Struggling with unaddressed anxiety stemming from expectations to become a wife and mother, B. drives her Mustang through the Sacramento Valley, cashing counterfeit checks at banks along the way.
When she starts to run low and must reach out to her old admirer Daughtry for help, he refuses to replenish her check supply.
Met with suspicion as a woman traveling alone, B. impulsively picks up a hitchhiking teenage girl. When the girl threatens to blow her cover, B. is forced to decide where she belongs.