Trailer for Elisabeth Moss' A Buddy Story Debuts
04.23.12 by Chris
As Mad Men's Peggy Olson, Elisabeth Moss rarely gets to let her hair down, figuratively or literally, so it's a nice change to see an eccentric Moss in the indie musical A Buddy Story. Written and directed by Marc Erlbaum, the movie features original music by Gavin Bellour, who plays the singer-songwriter Buddy. It's being compared to 2006's Once because of its use of original music sung by the characters.
Here is the movie's synopsis:
Buddy (Bellour) is a struggling musician touring the northeast with his pet turtle. Buddy's neighbor Susan (Moss) seeks an opportunity for escape from her abusive boyfriend, and tags along on Buddy's tour. From a rough biker bar to a 100-year-old's birthday party and other odd stops along the way, Buddy and Susan come to realize that it's not the road's end that matters, but rather the road itself.
Erlbaum says he was inspired to write the movie by his high school friend Teddy Goldstein, who set out after graduation to make it as a singer-songwriter. Goldstein's original songs are featured in the movie along with original songs by Bellour. The movie also co-stars singer Matisyahu.