El Camino Real

El Camino Real, named after the historic highway spanning California's coastline, is a surrealist film about the Hollywood star machine and a girl's journey to the peaks of Tinseltown; climaxing in the desolation of a dream.

The cyclical nature of El Camino Real, ending where it begins, questions, how do we differentiate, if at all, between real life and the spectacle of real life; between the nightmare and the dream?

This girl, the protagonist, Ola Adriana, arrives in Lalaland bright-eyed, naive, and desperate for the screen; a yearning to be larger than life. She is swooped by Hollywood big shot, Mr. Bookowski, and fast tracked through the 'Star Factory'. It's a horror story, pretty-young-thing with talent and a vision, is subsequently manipulated, screwed, re-tweaked, re-wired and spit out by fame and it's puppeteer's.

Directed by Juliana & Nicola Giraffe
Written by Nicola Giraffe 
Cinematography by Juliana Giraffe 
Produced by Giraffe Productions in association with Penny Black House
Music by Ari Balouzian
Cast: Bronte Schwier, Chris Yates, Dorth, James Weir, & Ola Adriana
Costume Design by Monica Adriana

Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood 2014
Official Selection, Santa Monica Indie Film Festival 2014