He was tired of living, she wanted more from life.


Intent on suicide, world weary Holden is taking his last ride. Meanwhile, BIllie, a battered young woman still full of life is wasting away in a roadside motel. They meet by chance. Billie impulsively leaves her bad relationship and joins the stranger on his journey.

Together they drive through the starkly beautiful and harsh California desert, slowly beginning to bond. They camp out under the stars and dance in the moonlight wondering if fate has actually brought them happiness, pondering whether fate or happiness even exist.

Has Holden finally found meaning in his life? What about his plan? Has Billie made a good decision after so many bad ones? For one night at least it seems so. But as in the best of film noir, People Like Us is not satisfied with happy endings. Something has to give and through a tragic misunderstanding one of them is left to pick up the pieces of their shattered world.

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Written and Directed by Baron and Christina Norris
Produced by William Liev and The Norris Collaborative

Billie - Gabriela Alcantar
Holden - Frank Rubio
Lazarus the Innkeeper - Steve Dietrich
Voice of Delilah the Innkeeper’s Wife - Holga Sudek
Waitress - Kimberly Chavez

Director of Photography Baron Norris
Production Designer Christina Norris
Edited by Monica Abeyta
Casting by Baron and Christina Norris
Costuming by Christina Norris
Key Makeup and Hair Bridget Clarke
Special Effects Makeup Bridget Clarke
Production Manager William Liev
Boom Operator Kirt Neil
Stunt Coordinator Benjamin Watts
Location Manager William Liev

Post Production Supervisor Baron Norris
Sound Engineer and Mixer Warren Paine
ADR Recordist Steve Dietrich

Music Supervisor Baron Norris
Original Music written and performed by Baron Norris and Warren Paine
Featuring music from Cuba Las Vegas, Steve Dietrich and Chris Barfield