"Cannonball" A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari
Found a gem of website California is a Place, beautifully shot short films and photographs made by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari. Cooper & Canepari use film and photographs to tell stories about California life but always with a twist and an unexpected, interesting tale to tell. Cannonball is a personal favourite, from the downside of economic recession, out of the California dream gone sour comes pool squatting skateboarders with a conscience.
"Some of them are full of black water. Others have become graveyards for old lawn furniture and rodent carcasses. They are shaped like jelly beans and manufactured by companies named Sunny Side and Champagne. Once upon a time, Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car. Own a house. Own a pool. Everyone wanted it and the wonderful world of credit made it all possible. But now, with the foreclosure monster running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people this is tragic. But for some, it’s an opportunity"