Synopsis

A surrealistic and dreamlike new take on the classic American road story, this experimental film follows the overlapping encounters of five strangers as they struggle to exist in the American desert.

Constantly shifting perspective, the fractured narrative revolves around a poet, a hitchhiker and three motel rooms. In a series of warped, image-driven episodes, the archetypes of the American road story are deconstructed in action, dialogue, intent, and ultimately meaning. Reduced to a series of actions and only minimal dialogue, these representations of the American promise of freedom on the open road disintegrate into paradoxical fantasies of improbable escapism, perverse sexuality and futile violence.

Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) is a genre-bending road movie intended to disrupt the typical viewing experience of an audience. As a fractured narrative, it forces participation in piecing together the mosaic to construct the meaning of the film and the connections between the characters. The film is a journey through the subconscious of both the characters onscreen as well as viewers in the audience, indelibly imprinting unique and stunning moments throughout its brief but intense 55 minutes.

Queens Museum

The Queens Museum of Art is featuring Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) as part of its 6th Queens International Biennial. The screening is planned for Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 6pm.

Visit the Queens Museum website for more information and to plan your visit to the newly renovated art center in Flushing, NY.

Watch it right now!

Michael Tully, Editor at Hammer to Nail, muses about Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) – “Have you ever wondered what would happen if Gregory Crewdson, Sam Shepard, and Cory McAbee took mescaline at a roadside motel and got freaky with a video camera?” You can read the review at HammertoNail.com

Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) continues streaming through October 17th at Kentucker Audley’s newly revamped independent film platform NoBudge.com. Watch it right now.

Online Premiere at NoBudge.com

NoBudge
Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) is now streaming for free online at NoBudge.com through October 17th. This free online stream is available for 1-month only.

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Chance Magazine

The film and director William Cusick are featured in the premiere issue of Chance Magazine, the most innovative art-magazine on American theater design ever published. After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, the magazine is off to a running start as it aims to take the design and publishing worlds by storm. Get your inaugural copy on the newsstands or online now and read about the making of the film.

Synopsis

A surrealistic and dreamlike new take on the classic American road movie, Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) follows the overlapping encounters of five strangers as they struggle to exist in the American desert. Constantly shifting perspective, the fractured narrative revolves around a poet, a hitchhiker and three motel rooms.

In a series of warped, image-driven episodes, archetypes of American road stories are deconstructed in action, dialogue, intent, and ultimately meaning. Reduced to a series of actions and minimal dialogue, these representations of the American promise of freedom on the open road disintegrate into paradoxical fantasies of improbable escapism, perverse sexuality and futile violence.

Part animation and part live-action, the film is a uniquely visual cinematic experience.

55 min. / 2.39 / Color / Stereo / 2012

Winner – QWFF Founders’ Choice Award


Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) was awarded the Founders’ Choice honor at the Queens World Film Festival. The film is screening on Sunday, March 10th at 5:15pm as part of the winners block at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City. Follow this link more details here.

Official Selection at LES Film Festival

Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) is an official selection of the Second Annual LES Film Festival here in New York City. The festival runs for two weeks from March 6th – March 18th on the Lower East Side and is a showcase of low-budget independent cinema.

UPDATE – screening at GRAND OPENING at 139 Norfolk Street on Saturday, March 10 at 6pm.

Tickets are available for $10 online here

UPDATE – March 10 screening SOLD OUT (in 3 hours!)