Randall spends his days imagining the vibrant inner lives of various vendors at the multicultural urban market where he works: none more so than Angela, an angel with her own pastry shop. But Randall’s inattention to his work has lead to a string of thefts and soon threatens to cost him his job. A chance encounter with a beautiful starlet and her lapdog provides Randall not only an opportunity to break the ice with Angela, but a chance to prove his worth to everyone at the market – including himself.
Jon Goldman drew inspiration for Market Hours from the iconic Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles. The vibrant space is the workplace of Randall, a quiet security guard who spends his days imagining the hidden lives of the shopworkers in the market. Goldman chose to capture both Randall's vivid imagination and the visual appeal of the market using a state-of-the-art slow motion Phantom Flex camera.
Born in Boulder, Colorado, Goldman spent several years of his adolescence in Paris, acquiring an early taste for world cinema, foreign languages, and international stories. After attending Stanford University and receiving a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing, he received accolades for his short film "Diplomacy." A wry take on the power of interpreters in top-level negotiations between the United States and Iran, it played at over two dozen film festivals worldwide. Goldman was selected to participate in both the Film Independent Directing Lab and Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, and was previously both an Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science Nicholl Fellowship Finalist.
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