The Lines is a story for our times. It follows two actors who escape LA to the isolation of the desert in search for a new, deeper truth. The Lines ultimately explores how we connect with each other and the world around us.
Struggling LA actress Grace agrees to deliver a van cross-country to make ends meet. Alone on the road, she rehearses lines for an up-coming audition. Meanwhile actor Jimmy is escaping the city for the desert in an effort to research his new role. On their mutually solitary journeys, they travel into the isolation of the natural world, in search for a new and deeper truth. THE LINES is a modern cinematic meditation that reinterprets the symbol of the American landscape. It explores a contemporary search for meaning and how we connect with each other and the world around us.
Edited by Simon Price and shot by Sam Chiplin, Kiku Ohe’s (Exit Films) first feature film The Lines has been awarded Best Narrative Feature Film at New York Film Week 2017. The Lines is a modern cinematic meditation that reinterprets the symbol of the American landscape.
Ohe's win, where he played both writer and director, follows his recent success with director gongs at AWARD for 'House of Travel' and 'Anchor', both created with Colenso BBDO.
Kiku Ohe is a Japanese-Australian filmmaker working internationally across a wide range of film, commercial and storytelling projects.
For commercial work, he has been recognized by a variety of international commercial awards, including the Cannes YDA. He has directed effective campaigns for clients such as House of Travel, Anchor and Nokia, and has also collaborated on art-based projects with Australian fashion label Ksubi and musical groups Daft Punk, Soulwax and Angus & Julia Stone.