time/trip los angeles was a kind of location and video-based game that is now complete. during the summer of 2011 you could watch the above video only by actually going to Meltdown Comics on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood and scanning a QR code we left there with a mobile device. from there you had to listen for the names of the other locations where the girls went in their search for this lost purse and the crazy device inside. you’d go to the next location and find the QR code that was also hidden there to find out what happened next in the story. it was part Scavenger-hunt, part “Choose Your Own Adventure” and now that it’s over, you can still watch the videos in a similar “Choose Your Own Advanture” format by watching this and then just clicking on the next “location” to see what happens next.

this was a kind of social experiment and was a lot of fun for us to put together, but considering the fact that it was a $0 budget project there were a number of different handicaps. for instance, some of the locations decided to take down their QR codes before the game was over which sadly created complete dead ends in the game for several players (our deepest apologies for that btw). considering we didn’t have a penny to spend on this and considering the fact that we shot all nine pieces in just two days, we are actually proud of it and hope you derive at least a modicum of enjoyment from it.

you see, you’re now actually free to “play” this little game right from your own computer – the whole thing takes about 20 minutes from beginning to end, and when you’re done you can go back and make different choices to see what would have happened differently if you had.

Writer/Director: Chad Kukahiko
Producer/Sound Engineer/everything producing-related: Kendall Hawley
Camera/Lighting/Edit and everything technical: Denton Kukahiko

Katie: Katie Locke O’Brien
Kelly: Kelly Meyersfield Wecksell
Joe: Joe Benton
Remaining Cast: Egypt Reale, Leanna Lin Fong, Ed Brancieri, Marushka, Gillian Hodgson, Dawn Medina, and a bunch of very cool people who actually work at a bunch of these stores (please email me your name if you are one of these people so i can add your name here: chad@superfreako.com)

Special Thanks: Cindera Che, Gary Imhoff, M. Keegan Uhl, Jon Noble, Gillian Hodgson, Marushka, Todd Warner, Leanna Lin Fong, Brian from Hoagies & Wings (gotwings.com – best damn wings in LA!), Allison Karman, Gaston from Meltdown & anybody else who helped out.

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