Jim White is an average American family man, mostly content to exist within his humdrum reality. At the tail end of a theme park vacation with his loving wife and two beautiful children, he is awakened by an unsettling phone call from his boss, who tells him that he has lost his job. Unwilling to disturb their sabbatical, Jim holds off on breaking the news to his family so they can enjoy their last day at the idyllic and beloved tourist destination. In desperate need of a distraction, he finds one amidst the long lines at the park—two attractive and fun-loving teenage girls. In his fractured state, Jim falls obsessively in love, making any excuse he can to follow them everywhere. Along the way, his paranoid psyche spirals even further downward, and the fine line between fantasy and reality becomes blurred.
First-time writer/director Randy Moore takes a bold and creative step into uncharted territory, inviting viewers on a surreal, postmodern voyage into the seedy underbelly of family entertainment. - A. M.
About the Director
Randy Moore was born in Lake Bluff, Illinois, a small town known for Scooters—its famous hot dog joint—and for being a center for alcohol smuggling during Prohibition. He studied filmmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Columbia College in Chicago, and Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, where he graduated valedictorian. Moore has worked as a story editor in Los Angeles. Escape from Tomorrow is his first feature film.
Cast and Credits
Director: Randy Moore
Screenwriter: Randy Moore
Producers: Soojin Chung, Gioia Marchese
Cinematographer: Lucas Lee Graham
Editor: Soojin Chung
Production Designers: Sean Kaysen, Lawrence Kim
Composer: Abel Korzeniowski
Sound Design: Paul André Fonarev, David Lankton
Principal Cast: Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber, Katelynn Rodriguez, Annet Mahendru, Danielle Safady, Alison Lees-Taylor
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