3 More Pitches
Pitch: The man behind the Pirates of the Caribbean Airbnb in Topanga canyon
Summary We will take a tour of this tropical guest house in Topanga Canyon. As seen on Cody Simpson & Ziggy Marley’s video, “Love” on YouTube. Well also talk to Darrell, the man responsible for this Airbnb. He is a native to California, owns an antique & vintage clothing store in Topanga Canyon.
Characters He has lived in Topanga Canyon since the 70s and has spent many years creating this one of a kind environment. He says, My place is like a combination of the Swiss Family Robinson & the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.
Pitch: Slab City
Summary In the Sonoran Desert there is a place called Slab City. The residents here live amongst the concrete slabs that remain here from the abandoned WWII Marine Corps barracks of Camp Dunlap and many camp here for a season and move on.Thousands of mostly older campers stay here during the winter to escape the cold and live amongst a group of around 150 permanent residents.
Characters In Slab city there is a habitable art installation known as East Jesus. They have no religious affiliation, and the place began in 2007 and was founded the gathering; living there until he passed away in ‘11. East Jesus strives to take waste and create useful art from it and share their message with the many tourists that visit. We will talk with permanent residents and some of the visitors.
Pitch: Zorthian Ranch
The cobbled together compound of a deceased artist which now serves as a filming location. The ranch is a strange compendium of rusting vehicles, roaming llamas, junk and free spirits enjoying free rent.
It is the once-home of artist Jirayr Zorthian, who died in 2004 at the age of 92. Zorthian and his first wife purchased the land and they began building structures and spaces from found objects.
While Jirayr Zorthian has passed away, his aesthetic legacy at Zorthian Ranch is kept alive by his son, Alan Zorthian, who still resides on the property along with a number of other wandering creatives. We will talk with Alan, get a tour of the ranch and see what life is like here.
In addition to the artistic installations, the ranch also houses a number animals such as horses and goats.