" Hit the Turnpike! "

(1984) 2 minutes, 16mm, black and white, sound
Directed, Filmed and Edited by Dominic Angerame

Music by Ray Charles

The ultimate rejection film.
A compilation of many of the rejection notices and letters that I have received during my fifteen years of making films.

"Films that offer an intelligent glimpse of the personal struggle and/or foibles of their creators seem destined for a warm reception in any festival. In the world of independents, a short like HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the finest way to end a lengthy screening. For those unfortunate enough to have suffered the agony of rejection or decision, HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the kind of film that encourages you to leave the disappointment behind.

"Angerame alternates extreme close-ups of his many rejection slips with pointed compilation. The found footage ending the film sums it up: the sight of a surfer being towed through flood-ravaged streets tells us that even when disaster strikes, there's fun to be had." --Kevin Howe, Lamp

"The filmmaker has turned failure into success...if his last name is pronounced 'Anger-Aim' he is well served by it." -- Gerry Goldberg, Lamp



Available for sale on videotape.