"LOST HILLS, CA."

WINNER! 3rd Place/2002 California State Poetry Society. This short film adaptation tells the story of a mother and son, who enjoy life together in a trailer park in Lost Hills, CA. Summertime, good friends, BBQ, beer... and more beer!

  • Waide Riddle
    Director
  • Waide Riddle
    Writer
  • Waide Riddle
    Producer
  • Waide Riddle
    Key Cast
    "Son"
  • Robbin Ormond
    Key Cast
    "Mother"
  • Ryan Haake
    Key Cast
    "Chin-Ups Man"
  • Joe Nicholson
    Key Cast
    "Boxer"
  • Chad Sanders
    Key Cast
    "Kissing Gay Couple"
  • Jefferson Hendrick
    Key Cast
    "Kissing Gay Couple"
  • Chris Desocio
    Key Cast
    "Chef"
  • Jack Geren
    Key Cast
    "Narrator"
  • Beau Ioana
    Key Cast
    "Boxer"
  • Raphael Mihopoulos
    Key Cast
    "Nude Man"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, LGBT, Art
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 22, 2010
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival
    West Bengal
    India
    March 9, 2023
    WINNER! Best Experimental Short Film
  • Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival
    West Bengal
    India
    March 9, 2023
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • DRUK International Film Festival
    Punakha Paro
    India
    February 18, 2023
    India
    Winner: Best LGBT Short Film
  • Short Films Matter
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 15, 2023
    Official Selection
  • North Carolina International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    Durham, North Carolina
    August 16, 2010
    North Carolina Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Austin International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    September 16, 2010
    Texas Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    October 11, 2010
    Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest
    Palm Springs, California
    June 16, 2010
    World Premier
    Official Selection
  • UCLA Library of Special Collections
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Officially Archived in UCLA Library
Director Biography - Waide Riddle

Waide is an award-winning writer, producer & director. Many of his literary works & films are archived at UCLA Library of Special Collections, Poets House/NYC, Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance, USC ONE LGBT Archives & the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

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Director Statement

This is the film adaptation of my 2002 award-winning poem presented by the California State Poetry Society. Proudly SAG/AFTRA.