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I received an email containing a link to this unique film called The Trail’s End today. The story, written and directed by David Rosenbaum, puts two human-like androids in an 1930’s-1940’s setting and surrounds them in a Barton Fink-like scenario.  The Trails End kinda picks up where say…Blade Runner left off. The android character Clyde, played by John Scott Horton, lives a mundane life in a drab apartment, while next door a woman, Bonnie, played by Sara Fletcher, lives out her existence as an android prostitute.  It’s on one faithful night when the two finally meet, that Clyde develops a bond with Bonnie that winds up saving her life in the end.

Shot by Matt Egan, who brings, a serious Coen Brother’s gloss to the whole film, is clearly a master of lighting and composition. The art direction is super consistent and John Scott Horton work as Clyde, is beautiful as is Sara Fletcher’s work as Bonnie. The film is a fresh take on the android love story and worth a watch!

Official Synopsis:

On the final day of his life, an android has an unexpected encounter that alters the course of his existence. THE TRAIL’S END is a short film written and directed by David Rosenbaum that explores a re-telling of a classic; Bonnie and Clyde…or rather the prologue.   It highlights the moment that the two meet and how their journey together begins.  Sometimes the end, is just the beginning.

The Trail’s End *FULL FILM* from David Rosenbaum on Vimeo.

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