Weaving fictional elements with real-life scenes, enlivened by original music and grounded in a deep sense of place and time in America, Off the Record is an offbeat and funny character study of a brave songwriter carving a path to have her true voice heard.
By juxtaposing fictional elements with real-life scenes and archival footage, OFF THE RECORD showcases the colorful characters from the alt-country East Nashville music scene. At the center of the film is singer/songwriter EC (Elizabeth Cook) who juggles several gigs a week. She records a live radio show from her home “office” and reads inappropriate tweets from her fans on air. Truckers throughout the South and Midwest tune in to satellite radio every morning to hear her signature twang and wry sense of humor on the Outlaw Country channel. She gets booked on the Grand Ole Opry, for the millionth time, and belts out country classics to a sold-out crowd 4,000 strong. And each day, she sits down to write songs for the new record that will take her somewhere different, creatively and personally.
Enlivened by original music and grounded in a deep sense of place and time in America, OFF THE RECORD will be an offbeat and funny character study of a brave woman in the public eye, carving out a new path to having her true voice heard.