99 minutes – Comedy, Drama
Festival release date: September 9, 2022 – TIFF – World Premiere
Release date: March 10, 2023
Production companies: VHS Forever
Canadian distibutor: Mongrel Media
Set in Burlington, Ontario in 2003, hyper-ambitious teenage cinephile Lawrence Kweller (Isaiah Lehtinen) dreams of attending film school at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In order to raise the hefty tuition fee, he gets his dream job at the local video store, Sequels. Wracked with anxiety about his future, Lawrence begins alienating the most important people in his life – his best friend Matt Macarchuck (Percy Hynes White), his single mother Terri (Krista Bridges) – all while developing a complicated friendship with his older female manager, Alana (Romina D’Ugo). As graduation looms ever closer, a series of painful realizations force Lawrence to realize that he is a pretentious asshole.
NOTE: The Cast is listed in Order of Appearance.