Synopsis by Mark Deming
A writer struggling with his muse finally creates a character so vivid she walks off the page and into the real world in this darkly comic fantasy. Marty (Jeffrey Stubblefield) is a struggling screenwriter living in Los Angeles, where he's gotten used to not having a car and is now having to adjust to not having a girlfriend after his significant other decided it was time to call it quits. Marty has been working on a script for sleazy producer/director Barry Barani (Krikor Satamian) called Hot Pants Returns, but he's suffering from a severe case of writer's block, much to the annoyance of Barry and his partner Andy (Jerry Corley). With the encouragement of his friend Joe (Joe Seely), Marty has been able to start work on a personal project, a screenplay about a poet working as a parking lot monitor who falls in love with a beautiful car thief named Lauren. Marty is a bit surprised when one day a flesh-and-blood Lauren (Melissa Marie Lewis) appears before him, and begins using her feminine wiles to lure Marty into a life of crime. Pedestrian was written and directed by Jason Kartalian; it was his first feature.