Sydney, ex-principal breadwinner for an ex-thriving family finds himself in the pre-dawn woods with an ex-dog in his hands. As he wanders around in the dark, literally and metaphorically, his memory unfurls a series of first world misfortunes that have befallen him of late, alongside more serious concerns about the health of his daughter and the state of his marital relationship, which seems to be no more alive than the lifeless pet in his hands. However, what seems to be like a good moment for reckoning turns out to be Syd’s life-hack plot to continue denying reality and avoid taking responsibility, while attempting to save dignity in front of his daughter when everything else is lost.
WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2021
Bronze Remi Award for Best Comedy Adaptation
Austin Comedy Film Festival 2021
Oregon Short Film Festival 2021
Nominated for Best International Director