The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry

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The Things We Carry is a personal story that marks the debut of the Lobit Sisters (Athena Lobit, Producer and Alyssa Lobit, Writer & Actress).

After backpacking through South East Asia for three years, thrill-seeker Emmie (Alyssa Lobit) returns to LA when she receives a mysterious letter from Ricky, a friend of her recently-deceased drug-addict mother, Sunny (Alexis Rhee). In order to retrieve what Sunny left for her, Emmie begins her search for Ricky with a single clue in hand: The Best Motel, a dingy den in the San Fernando Valley that Sunny last called home.

Tracking down a junkie is easier said than done but along the way, Emmie receives help from various people who knew her mother. Among them are Kim (Ilene Graff), the woman-child who permanently lives at the dumpy Best, Jeremiah(Johnny Whitworth), the one guy who might make it out of this drug scene alive if everything was different, and Leslie (Daniel Zacapa), a colorful man whose potential has long since faded.

The hunt is intensified when Emmie’s sister Eve (Catherine Kresge) shows up. They had pushed each other apart, due to the different approaches they took in dealing with their addict mother. Eve stayed behind and took care of Sunny until the dirty end. Meanwhile, Emmie took off for more exotic pastures, determined to live her own life. United in the effort to find their mother’s package, the sisters maintain their stand-off, exposing old wounds, while also re-discovering their lost connection.

This journey through the San Fernando Valley and the past allows the sisters to come to peace with themselves, their mother, and each other about their different approaches to life.

Directed by Ian McCrudden | Written by | Produced by Athena and Alyssa Lobit | Cinematography by Ryo Rex | Edited by Maureen Meulen | Music by Timo Chen | An Epiphany Pictures Production

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