Series/Themes: Spotlight Screenings
Film Year: 2018
Film Length: 84 min.
Director: Tyler Falbo
Featuring: Michael Shenefelt, Elyse Dufour, Eric Vega, Mia Jackson, Megan Hayes, Steve Coulter
Preceded by the short film Flop.
Phillip Tress lives in Jacksonville, Florida,and has decided to finally confess his undying love for his high school sweetheart. When the engagement ring he ordered doesn’t arrive before his flight to meet her, at her wedding to another man, he falls into a downward spiral that leads to anepic breakdown. Based on a true story, this gripping dark comedy of a universally shared struggle with customer service takes audiences on Tress’ transformation from a hopeless romantic to a bloodied, besieged man at war with the corporate world through his phone calls with customer service. Discussion with director Tyler Falbo and actor Michael Shenefelt, moderated by VAFF Advisory Board member John Harris
Violet Crown 5