Karen Way Mobile Book Trailer
"Karen Way" (Fiction)
Written for a the young adult audience, and loosely based on a true story, the novel deals with a myriad of dark themes that made it challenging to find the right images that would effectively support the narrative. Peter Vanek's direction was critical in helping our editors create a trailer that tells the right story, supporting the idea that it is not only important that the author submit a quality narrative, but that they provide additional context and a clear vision of what it is that they want their trailer to be. The final verdict? According to Peter - "Love the video! The book trailer authoring system was easy to use. Submit my text and boom, in no time the team created a video that I am thrilled with. The trailer captures the essence of my book in a way that a text description simply can't. What an awesome marketing tool!"
Captions: Story of a teenager growing up with a single mom in the 1970’s. / Caulden struggles with his insecurities, on top of his mother’s, / and together they battle depression, scarcity, and the emotional scars of domestic abuse. / Caulden continually attempts to understand the wrenching changes to his mother, and himself, / after the seemingly light and breezy days when they lived on Karen Way, / and their subsequent drift to despair, loneliness, and more “crappy” apartments. / Life is hard for young Caulden as he is ordinary, until an extraordinary thing happens. / Who the hell are you, anyway? / I thought you knew who I was, I’m Holden, you idiot…/ Hey, what are you doing? / I wasn’t serious, Buddy. / The novel becomes the last testimony of Caulden Holfield as he transcends the legacy of Holden Caulfield, / of “The Catcher in the Rye.” / As both call out the phoniness around them.