Director & Writer
Short film, 2021, 13 minutes.
When Ashleigh, a poor young woman in rural Arizona, gets out of prison, she reconnects with her boyfriend Braxton. Lacking options thanks to her criminal record, Ashleigh concocts a plan to get them jobs at an isolated desert dollar store. As of 2021, dollar stores are the most robbed stores in America thanks to low security, female cashiers, and merchandise that preys on low-income buyers who pay in cash. When the store gets robbed, Ashleigh and Braxton pocket some cash for themselves. But it isn’t enough. Ashleigh and Braxton find themselves luring a criminal on the FBI Most Wanted List to the store. The plan goes haywire, and our heroes must face the consequences.
Written & Directed by Claire Downs & Brenden Gallagher
Produced by Tyler Miguel Mercer
Director of Photography Aymae Sulick
Edited by Will Mayo
Music by Chris Dieman
Press and more info at www.dollargeneralsfilm.com