DIRECTOR: Julian Pixel Schmiederer
RUNTIME: 25 MIN
Thursday, September 15TH 2022
PROGRAM 2, 9:30PM
LOCATION: 211 Meserole
LOGLINE: The young actor Arthur hopes for his first big success, while director Ruth fights for her last. The theater is on the brink of extinction, the director too, only the young leading actor still has everything ahead of him. The responsibility weighs heavily on his shoulders and four days before the premiere it begins to become apparent what no one wants to admit. While Ruth tries with her last ounce of strength to steer the play in an orderly direction, everything gets out of hand for Arthur.
SYNOPSIS: Justin Andrew Davis writes, directs, and stars in his own short film about a man consumed by an eating disorder, manifested as a slick, toxic companion (Ryan Wesen) who lingers on his every move. Over the course of 24 hours, he nearly sabotages his standing at his job and his relationship with his romantic partner (Peyton Michelle Edwards), all while pushing his body to dangerous extremes, giving us a look into how actions motivated by poor self-image can threaten every aspect of a person’s life.