When a man wakes up in a motel, unsure of how he got there…what he finds leaves him speechless.

Director’s Statement

Based on a story by reddit user u/jagaimo314, Motel tells the story of a man who arrives in a seedy motel, unsure of how or why he is there. The idea of a case of sudden onset amnesia during a critical moment stuck out to me as a short story. I filmed it in such a way that the viewer would experience the same confusion as our protagonist. Unsure of his surroundings, the audience sees things in a tight close up manner, until our character begins to process the mess he is in. I aimed to create an “vibe” similar to Memento and to ultimately tell a compact, tension filled, atmospheric story.