This film is inspired by real recordings of Jack Kerouac reading his poetry. With “California”
as the 5 for 50 prompt, I chose this section from On The Road reflecting on Los Angeles California.
It was inspired by a Bagavagabonds film exercise called “5 for 50”. They give out a theme. This one was “California.” Then they challenge you to make a short film that is under 5 minutes, for less than 50 bucks. I have always been struck by Kerouac’s reflections of Los Angeles in On the Road, and I thought that this section of would be a good fit for the BV Art show. (And it gave me a chance as an actor to try on Kerouac…whom I have always been interested in playing.)