An, optimistic, stoner, freeloader, valet driver dreams of one day living an EASY LIFE.
Matty is a valet driver who feels that his only way out of his “miserable life” (smoking weed and parking cars all day) is by getting into a reality show called “EASY LIFE”. Will Matty make the cut? will his ex-girlfriend want him to stay after finding out she is pregnant? will his ex-girlfriend’s step sister ever tell him that she is also pregnant with his baby? Will life ever get any easier? You can help us find out what happens by donating to our kickstarter campaign.
Easy Life is a Feature film that Unethical Films has taken to produce. With the
collaboration of a talented crew, the company was able to foresee the project flourish from concept to Production completion in just under four months. The project is now in its final Post-Production stage in Los Angeles.
Easy Life is about us. As young people we face a grim job market and like Matty we are insecure
about our future. It’s hard to dream today. if we tune in to the political discussions all we hear about is
jobs, without any question as to whether people actually enjoy those jobs, as if people’s only objective is
to work and make money so that they can then buy consumer products to stimulate the economy. In
that context Matty is a hero simply because he dreams. He wants something he can’t yet grasp, and he
is willing to embrace uncertainty in order to achieve his vision. Matty is a hero to us the creators of Easy
Life because we grew up coddled (unlike him none of us impregnated two women at the same time) and
yet we struggle to let go. We have to achieve something every moment because we cannot accept a
vision grander than ourselves. We cannot give ourselves up to Fate. Our lives are a series of
disconnected moments. There is no unifying thread because we want to strongly weave our own
destiny. We wanted Matty to transcend that fear, and the fact that his vision is not concrete makes him
a powerful example of that transcendence; he is willing to risk everything for just the outline of an idea.
He just knows that there is an outline and trusts that behind that outline there is an Idea, a revelation.
We do not see whether Matty’s Idea comes to fruition, I don’t believe that we as the writers can even
conceive of it (our own Idea is still emerging), but like Matty we are aware that there is something
ahead, and that the only way to reach it is by not looking back.
Easy Life emerges from our unwillingness to accept that our life is nothing more than a resume.
We do not accept that our aspirations and goals are commodities to be put on for public display; we
believe that they are valuable in and of themselves. Matty’s dream is valuable because it is dream, not
because it can be accomplished. It is valuable because it allows him to live in a realm beyond failure,
where the moment is more valuable than the outcome. By the end of the movie it becomes irrelevant
whether Matty accomplishes his dream; the point is that he found something worth achieving; that he
is no longer merely trying to exist. Matty’s goal is our goal we want more than the simple unquestioned
existence to which we are so susceptible in today’s era of unbridled consumer culture. We want
something more! It sounds clichéd, and that is the challenge (Matty’s and ours): to take those clichés
seriously. We are dissatisfied with the life’s we are supposed to live, and we want something beyond
that life. We don’t know what we want, if we did the fantasy would be over, we’d be able pick our
dream apart and find out there really wasn’t all that much to it. So we’re fine with not knowing, as long
as we know one thing: that the dream behind the story is more important than the story itself.
The story of Matty cannot be told without his sidekick Pablo. Pablo is tied to the ground; he just
smiles contemptuously and nods whenever Matty comes at him with high-flown fantasies, he doesn’t
see the point. Pablo is content with a comfortable existence, and he is a constant reminder to Matty
that by going out and exploring he is forsaking the basic human instinct for comfort (Pablo is Sancho
Panza compared to Matty’s Don Quijote). Pablo’s relationship to Matty echoes on smaller scale the most
important relationship in our psyche: Real life vs. Our Wildest Dreams.
Juan Figueroa “Pablo”
Heather Jean Pauley “Chloe”
Patrick Sane “Freddy”
Evan King “Chad”
Megan Few “Megan Few”
Enrique J. Caldera
Gregory D. Goldman