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Four Walks of Life

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Four strangers coming from very different walks of life cross paths in Los Angeles, a huge city where visitors often find the social and geographical vastness difficult to navigate. Kindness, resourcefulness and serendipity bring their lives together in this heartwarming urban tale.


Joseph Yabes, the director of the nearly completed California State History Museum in Los Angeles woos Mariam Dupont, a young but accomplished archaeology expert in Paris for an LA visit and a new job at the new museum.

Mariam's adventure in the U.S. is off to a bad start when her heirloom ring falls off her finger while she admires the downtown Los Angeles skyline in a park.

Later on, cyber security expert Eric finds the ring and notices the mysterious series of numbers inscribed on the inside. Later in Koreatown, Eric stumbles upon Harry, a recently discharged U.S. Marine who was stationed in Europe. Harry notices the format of the serial number and recognizes it as a French Army service number. Eric immediately hacks into the French Army database and discovers that the original owner was a French Army General who was killed in action in WWII. However, the mystery of how the ring arrives in LA remains unsolved.

While the new LA museum is thrilled about Mariam and offers her the job, Mariam feels overwhelmed by the size of LA and takes losing the ring that she inherited from her grandfather WWII General Ringer Dupont as a bad omen. She decides against taking the job offer and is getting ready to return to her family roots in Paris.

While watching a baseball game in a sports bar, Eric and Harry run into famous Japanese-American TV actor Jason Yukimura. With the help of Jason and an obscure Japanese WWII website, they identify Mariam Dupont as the surviving descendant of the WWII legend. After a couple of phone calls, the group discovers that Mariam is visiting LA but is less than an hour away from boarding a plane and returning to France. All three of them race against time to return the ring to Mariam and hoping to give the French expert a good impression about LA one last time.


As the party approaches Los Angeles International Airport, Harry spots Mariam by her red hair and red suitcase. Eric chases after Mariam and puts the ring back on her finger. Mariam is shocked and inquires as to how they find her. Harry jokes that Eric is a hacker and looked up the serial number. Mariam explains that she decides to go back to France because she does not feel that she has any connection with LA. Jason muses that she just made three new friends. Nonetheless, Mariam decides to move on and thanks the three.

Moment later, Mariam knocks on the car window of the group and asks if they can take her to the History Museum because her flight is delayed. When Eric asks how long it will be delayed, Mariam tells the group that she decides to stay in LA and takes the new job.

After locking her luggage in the trunk, all four walks away together as Jason states that since Mariam made them leave the baseball game at the bar, she must finish watching it with them first. Mariam says she does not know anything about baseball. Harry tells her that they will teach her and the first thing she needs to know about baseball is who the best baseball team in the world is, his voice fades as the group walks into the distance.

  • Harry Konner
  • Harry Konner
  • Harry Konner
  • Jennifer Penner
    Key Cast
    "Mariam Dupont"
  • Eric de León
    Key Cast
    "Eric de León"
  • Harry Konner
    Key Cast
    "Harry Konner"
    Circus of Chaos, Great Family
  • Shin Matsuba
    Key Cast
    "Jason Yukimura"
    Waterworld Show, Japan
  • Daniel Pilcher as Joseph Yabes
    Voice Talents
  • Fifi LaFille as French secretary
    Voice Talents
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
Director Biography - Harry Konner

Harry Konner is a writer, actor, filmmaker, and model based in Los Angeles.

Harry was born and grew up in British Hong Kong. He moved to the United States in 1988, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Harry has a family history that spans the globe from Australia to Europe, as well as a diverse professional portfolio as a software engineer and as a veteran paramedic.

As a writer and filmmaker, his works are often infused with a unique blend of international flavours, linguistics, and mystique. He had his first TV appearance in Circus of Chaos and recently starred in his own film Four Walks of Life.

One of his greatest ambitions is to make an international sci-fi spy movie that spans space and time and features “people and things that you would never think of as spies”.

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Director Statement

I originally wrote the story as a tribute to Los Angeles, the new home that I love. When I visited my friend James in 2017, I was thoroughly surprised. The city was not what I had in mind. I liked it so much that, four weeks later, I came back to Los Angeles, signed the lease, and got the keys for my new flat the next day.

One thing I found about LA is that the locals are very courteous and it is very easy to make friends here. A lot of the residents moved here from somewhere else and have very different backgrounds and life experiences. Yet, just like the characters in the movie, I have definitely made friends by walking down the street and literally bumping into them.

Another thing about LA is that you are more likely to get your lost items back here. One night my friend lost his expensive cell phone in a busy nightclub and someone promptly turned it in to the manager. Another friend had a similar experience and someone drove all the way from Long Beach to get it back to her. I don’t think you see that a lot in big cities these days.

It is interesting to note that although the cast seems multinational, it is purely incidental. No race or age were specified when the casting calls went out. And I think it speaks volumes for the LA diversity that I am trying to portrait when we ended up having an actress from Germany, an actor from Japan, a Latino American actor, in additional to myself, an Asian-American.

These are the inspirations for this movie about LA. In a world where negativity runs rampant and interpersonal relations are reduced to bits, bytes and flickering pixels, I think it is important for us to treat ourselves to wonderful stories in which the goodness of the human spirit is celebrated.

I hope you enjoy this movie. It was definitely a privilege to be able to make it! Thank you, Los Angeles, and a wonderful cast!