Lynn Chen, Jonathan Lipnicki, Dreama Walker, Jordan Carlos and Taryn Manning star in Pooling to Paradise, an indie comedy about a ride share that turns into an unexpected road trip to Paradise, NV. Directed by Roxy Shih, the film will debut on VOD and DVD on August 3, 2021.
Jenny (Lynn Chen, Saving Face, Go Back To China), a Los Angeles mom, leaves her family for a blogger convention in Vegas, and accidentally chooses “pool” on her rideshare app, placing her in a car full of strangers including struggling activist Kara (Dreama Walker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Gran Torino), heartbroken talent agent Sean (Jonathan Lipnicki,The Resident, Jerry Maguire) on a quest to find Dawn (Taryn Manning, Orange is the New Black, Hustle and Flow), and their hipster/anarchist/shaman driver, Marc (Jordan Carlos, First Wives Club, Broad City). Personalities clash, vulnerabilities unwind, and bonds form as they each find their own personal Paradise. Full of humor, heart, pathos and a psilocybin drug trip in Death Valley, Jentis’ script is a relatable millennial road trip rom-com perfect for summer.
Pooling to Paradise is written and produced by Caytha Jentis (Bad Parents, The Other F Word) and directed by Roxy Shih (Mira Mirar). It recently opened the 2021 Ft. Myers Film Festival and won Best Feature. It was also the opening night film at the Female Eye Film Festival. The film was an official selection at the Santa Monica International Film Festival.
Watch the trailer for Pooling to Paradise