The Beginning is part one of an experimental short film series, which explores the coming-of-age genre. Touching on independence, romance and adventure this film narrates youth entering into adulthood.

From a small seaside town lined by the redwood forest, we follow a young woman on her voyage to Los Angeles to start a life of her own. Accompanied by a newly made friend we bring the audience on the journey with the two characters, sharing the intimate moments and the excitement of a spontaneous adventure.

From campfires to hitchhiking, aerial views to close up smiles, to an arcade and dancing around in a pink inn room, we showcase the two losing themselves in visual feast shot in a voyeur style leaving the viewer feeling like they’re apart of the trip.

A film by Sonni Rossi & Megan McClelland