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Synopsis

  • Set in and around the famous movie location of Lone Pine in the California high desert, Goodbye, Guy Guy has been added to a long list of films shot in the area, joining such great motion picture icons as John Wayne, The Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, and other heroes and bad guys from over 300 films and television series.

  • The film was created using an original technique. The screenplay was developed through six months of improvisation and character work with the ensemble cast and two other writers, all of whom share a background in theatre. This approach made for a rich script full of unexpected moments. The film experiments with methods of combining traditional elements with modern technology, combining performances by theatre actors in a desert backdrop with digital technology. It also features strong female roles and urban Filipino-American characters in the unexpected panorama of the American Wild West, conventionally the backdrop for stories about white men conquering the Native American world.

Film and screening info

  • 105 minutes, 2002
  • World Premiere: Lone Pine Film Festival, 2003
  • Other Screenings:
    New York International Film and Video Festival, New York, NY, 2004
    Battery Street Digital Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2004

Credits

  • Starring Michell Arellano, Kevin Camia, Lorna Aquino Chui, L.A. Renigen,
    Dan Weil, Don Wood
  • Produced by J.J. White
  • Script contributions by J.J. White, Chrystene Ells, David Alabach and the cast
  • Cinematography by Tom Bair (of Gekko Video)
  • Music by Theodore S. Gonzalves, Rhoda Gravador, Kevin Camia, Small Wonder,
    Mike Lawson, Sam Grant, Stillhouse, The BellyAchers, Calamity and Main,
    Dano Kildsig,The Road Dawgs, Brett Gregory, Tony Weatherly,
    Michael Premsrirat and J.J. White