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WHO WANTS TO GO
TO THE BEACH?

written, directed & original music
by Zachary Bernstein

Girls just wanna have fun.
Occultists just wanna have California.

2 Episodes
Original Run: 1 Ep, 2/1/14
Playoffs Run: 1 ep, 5/17/14

EPISODE ONE (2/1/14)

SUMMARY:  Best friends Franny and Carla are having a hard time.  Franny just got fired from her job - replaced by the boss' infant son - and Carla was just dumped by her boyfriend... for her mom.  So the two decide to forget their troubles by heading to the beach.  However, the plans of occultist Pester may put a crimp in things.  And even worse: Franny's pesky kid sister Kitty has stowed away in the car and come with them.

Photos by Aaron Francis

EPISODE TWO (5/17/14) - PLAYOFFS WEEK 1!

SUMMARY:  Franny, Carla and Kitty continue towards the beach, but the occultists are dead set on stopping them from reaching the beach - and fulfilling the prophecy.  Faced with bizarre obstacles, the girls end up taking a zipline to get past the strange dangers and make it as far as Echo Park.

Postcard by Jim Pierce The girls continue their drive to the beach. (L-R: Cj Merriman, Jaime Andrews & Lauren Van Kurin) The girls are stranded after a blowout involving monkeys slashing their tires. Ziplining to safety! (Stagehands: Marian Gonzalez & Terry Tocantins) Occultists Vera (Shannon Nelson) and Omar (Stephen Simon) are hell-bent on stopping the girls from ever reaching the beach... and fulfilling the prophecy.

Photos by Aaron Francis

CAST

Lauren Van Kurin

Franny (Eps. 1-2)

Cj Merriman

Carla (Eps. 1-2)

Jaime Andrews

Kitty (Eps. 1-2)

Shaela Cook

Sinclair (Eps. 1-2)

Julia Griswold

Pester (Eps. 1-2)

Guy Picot

Wink (Ep. 1)

Bruno Oliver

Tucker / Zookeeper (Ep. 1)
Ninja Apostle #2 (Ep. 2)

Erin Parks

Mrs. Dupont (Eps. 1-2)

Pete Caslavka

Ben (Ep. 1)

Bryan Bellomo

Ben / Chestnut (Ep. 2)

Erika Rose

Supreme Go Go Dancer (Ep. 1)

Zachary Bernstein

on Guitar (Ep. 1)

Erin Holt

on Bass (Ep. 1)

Aaron Mendelson

on Bongo (Ep. 1)

Shannon Nelson

Vera (Ep. 2)

Stephen Simon

Omar (Ep. 2)

Dena DeRuyck

Ninja Apostle #1 (Ep. 2)

Marian Gonzalez, Scot Shamblin & Terry Tocantins

Stagehands (Ep. 2)

Abraham Benrubi

Majestic Redwood (Ep. 2)