CLEMENTINE AND THE CYBER DUCKS
A riff on the classic Californian folk song set simultaneously during the 1850s gold rush and the 1990s dot.com bubble. These two eras collide to create a world of irrational exuberance and an ecstatic American Dream-scape. Clementine and her father Clive move to California seeking better prospects and for Clementine—her independence. When she can’t escape from her father’s overprotection and his elaborate imaginings of her death—Clementine develops a scheme to pawn her dead mother’s silver to build capital with a young entrepreneur named Brian. Clive finds out and Clementine scrambles to replace the silver—first bilking strangers and eventually her father by pretending to be an online lover needing money for passage to California. When Clementine’s sister Regina tells Clive, Clementine asks her father to meet her at the river if he forgives her. He doesn’t go and Clementine jumps in followed by the peculiar chorus of deviant ducks.