ONE HOUR OUTCALL unravels the complex relationship between a call girl and her client who meet every Thursday night. Esmeralda is a college-aged, high-class escort, Greg a middle-aged, divorced introvert. Sexual tension and curiosity fill the air during their first rendezvous, each vying for the upper hand. As they continue their weekly explorations, however, they start to develop an intimacy that goes beyond the transactional and into the deeply personal. When his ulterior motive is revealed, their interludes force Greg to confront his relationship with Esmeralda, his family, and his own inner demons. And it forces Esmeralda to question whether or not she can truly leave her emotions at the door.
Bill Norrett had always dreamed about making a movie. He had also always dreamed about taking a trip around the world. After several years in Los Angeles, he decided he was running out of time to take that trip. So he quit his job at Kaiser Permanente and spent the next ten months visiting twenty-seven countries, from Australia to Argentina. While Bill was traveling, he wrote the screenplay for ONE HOUR OUTCALL, and when he returned to Los Angeles, he decided he was running out of time to make that other dream happen, too. So he and award-winning director T. Arthur Cottam teamed up to dig, scratch, and claw over 29 days to shoot the film. The result is a sophisticated and sexy drama that will entice and challenge audiences everywhere.
Why should someone care about ONE HOUR OUTCALL?
Because it was made for less than Robert Downey Jr.’s breakfast burrito budget on Iron Man 8. Because micro-budget films and independent films are important. Because it tackles an interesting subject in an interesting way and doesn’t give any easy answers. Because some would argue it doesn’t give any answers at all. Because while it’s not quite an experimental film, it is non-linear and challenging and intriguing and unwraps the story piece-by-piece. Because in today’s world it shows a textured male-female relationship that can be interpreted a number of ways. Because it’s sexy. Because it’s urbane. Because the performances are interesting. And because it looks terrific.
Who is the intended audience for ONE HOUR OUTCALL?
Thoughtful adults who don’t want easy answers. Grownups who want to see small stories told well. People who don’t mind watching good people doing bad things, likable people doing unlikeable things, smart people doing dumb things. People who are tired of CGI taking the place of interaction. Fans of smart dialogue. Independent film lovers. Anyone who feels the complication of male/female relationships can be detailed without black/white judgment. Film lovers who don’t need to have the first act already told before they sit down to watch a movie. People who can appreciate a story that can be told on a micro-budget.
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