THE FOREIGN EXPERIENCE

By Seth KUPERSMITH

UNIQUE PICTURES - as PROD

Road movie - Development 2020

A struggling Hollywood actor ventures on a European backpacking trip in search of love and a fresh perspective on life.

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Road movie, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Seth KUPERSMITH
    • Writer(s)
    • Jared LEEDY
    • Synopsis
    • It’s a story about a young man named Eric who has become jaded after unsuccessfully chasing Hollywood dreams for seven years while fighting the life of the service industry, his nagging father and his nonexistent love life. After a failed final callback, he decides to take a break and heads on a solo summer backpacking trip to Europe where he experiences an unmemorable loss of his virginity, a spontaneous hiking adventure, and finally falling in love for the first time with a young Czech woman. At the peak of his emotional high, Hollywood calls and offers him his dream — the lead role in a feature film — and Eric must make the impossible decision between his dream and his first love, Klara. He disappears back to LA to film the movie and only then truly realizes what he really left behind. Determined to discover the meaning of his initial experience, Eric travels back to Europe in winter in search of Klara but ends up on an adventure with an Austrian woman who keeps testing his resolve of reaching Klara. Finally, on Christmas Eve in snowy, magical Prague, Eric finds Klara, expresses his love and sorrow, and finally learns why we take the risks we do with the hopes of living an extraordinary life.