ABOUT STRANGERS is an ethereal and meditative journey that follows a disillusioned and apathetic GUY, a drifter making his way through the callous streets of Los Angeles. A chance encounter sparks a connection with the equally disenchanted LULU and LEXIE, who also long for distraction and escape. Fueled by memories of forfeited dreams, estranged families, and a peculiar childhood obsession, they find solace in one anotherâ€™s melancholy abandon. The trio sets out on a road trip, compelling them to wonder if the familiarity of monotony, inadequacy, and loss is enough to sustain a friendship, a love, or a life.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
ERIC MICHAEL KOCHMER | WRITER / DIRECTOR
Kochmer is a filmmaker with a background in experimental theater, mentored under musical theater composer/playwright/director, Elizabeth Swados at LaMama Theatre. After creating and acting in avant-garde plays and starring in early mumble-core film EVERYTHING UNSPOKEN (2004), he moved to Los Angeles and produced and starred in avant-garde filmmaker, George Landowâ€™s film DIALOGUES (2009). Kochmerâ€™s directorial feature film debut WAY DOWN IN CHINATOWN can be found on several platforms including Amazon, and his second feature ABOUT STRANGERS will premiere this summer. Kochmer is in various stages of development on six films, has produced several films, including Apple Film Challengeâ€™s THE DANCER (2017) and is the Head of Production of the indie film collective We Make Movies.