BAJA COME DOWN

By Matthew ANDERSON

BAJA COME DOWN FILM LLC - as PROD

Road movie - Completed 2019

Charlie and Hannah can’t say it out loud, but they both know their relationship is coming to an end. As a last-ditch effort, the two head south, down the dusty coast of Baja California with their ragdoll cat Lou.

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki IFF 2019
Film Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Road movie, LGBT, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA, MEXICO
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Matthew ANDERSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Matthew ANDERSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Case BARDEN
    • Synopsis
    • Hannah and Charlie have an on-and-off relationship, but neither are willing to address it head on. Charlie convinces Hannah to come over to “talk” but somehow they end up in bed and falling back into routine. In an impulsive moment of delusion, Hannah suggests a road trip to Mexico because "Why not?" It’s really not that far from Los Angeles. Charlie doesn’t know how to react - is this crazy? Will this reignite and reconnect them? Or is this relationship suicide? They pack up, and head south of the border along with Hannah’s cat, Lou.

      To Hannah, the Baja Peninsula is uncharted territory, a foreign land of mystery and adventure. To Charlie, it's familial roots and childhood vacations. They make new discoveries from a shipwreck to camping on a cliff above the ocean. Mesmerized by the coast under Mexican moonlight, the two reconnect and make love. But they can’t play lovebird tourists for long before the tension between them rises to the surface.

      Having only dated girls exclusively, Hannah hasn’t fully confronted her bisexuality. Hannah lives inside her head, her journal, and behind her camera. Charlie can't figure out any access point, or is too scared by what truth she might find. By chance they end up at a sea-side resort called Cielito Lindo. Soon, tequila and an argument erupts on a dance floor and spills onto a stormy beach. Charlie finally confronts Hannah - “Why did you bring me here?” But Hannah can’t find the words.

      The next morning, Hannah vomits all over the floor and Charlie's forced to nurse her back to health. While Hannah sleeps, Charlie snoops in her journal and finds proof of Hannah’s discontent with the relationship. She decides to take some time and do her own exploring. Meanwhile as Hannah recovers and musters the strength to venture out to the beach. There, she becomes fixated by the volcanos on the horizon. When the two reunite and set out to explore the distant landscape.

      Charlie receives a call of a crisis from the yoga studio she manages. She must return to fix it. She informs Hannah that they’ll be heading back to Los Angeles soon. But when they return from the volcanos to the resort, an unpleasant surprise forces them to face whether or not they will be returning home separately or together.