Hot shot entrepreneur Ethan Cox appears poised to sell his self-driving car company and make his investors filthy rich. But when his problematic Halloween costume gets tweeted, the ensuing social media firestorm nearly ends Ethan’s career. Desperate to figure out a way forward, Ethan hatches a plan: he will hire a 71 year old snack cart vendor, Dotty, to pose as his company’s figurehead, with Ethan still managing from behind the wings. But when Dotty decides to no longer play the straw man, and starts expressing opinions of her own – everything changes. A throwback comedy thematically reminiscent of TRADING PLACES, but firmly entrenched within the social media world of today, DOTTY and SOUL is a hilarious examination of authenticity, and how far any of us will go in our quest to become who we were always meant to be.
- Written and Directed by Adam Saunders
Starring: Leslie Uggams, Adam Saunders, David Koechner, Gary Owen, Margot Bingham and M. Emmet Walsh
Produced by: Adam Saunders, Avril Speaks