Director: Rachel Wolak-Frank
United States, 2018, 5 min
Genres:Action, Adventure, Drama
Cast:Hayley Havick, Andi Phillips
Crew:Producers: Rachel Wolak-Frank, Thea Brooks - Writer: Rachel Wolak-Frank - Production Designer: Rachel Wolak-Frank - Cinematographer/DP: Kyle Pahlow - 2nd Unit: Anthony Finocchiaro
A young skater sets out on a desert road trip to find closure.
About the director
Rachel Wolak-Frank is an American filmmaker and creative director based in New York. Her passion for directing began after winning the YouTube 48hr Film Festival to qualify for the Cannes Young Lions. As a creative in the ad industry, an art and storytelling background has fueled her transition into film. Sun Valley is Rachel’s short film debut and she continues to create original stories by writing and directing narrative film.
Stepping into this iconic skate bowl–the remains of a dilapidated nudist resort in the middle of the desert, felt like holy ground. Filming non-actors and remaining authentic was the most important thing for me, and it was an honor to capture a few days with Hayley and Andi in their element.