Game Face

Best friends Doug and Eric share a passion for football and drinking. When Doug decides to hold the pair's annual tailgating tradition in his backyard, the two friends spend an afternoon putting away burgers and beers in anticipation of the first game of the season for their beloved Denver Broncos.
Doug is newly separated from his wife and goes to great lengths to cover up exactly how much he is hurting from it by exaggerating the merits of the single life. This does not fool Eric, as he can clearly see from the state of Doug’s house just how effected he is.
Eric, meanwhile, is a perpetual bachelor who has been inadvertently hiding a very important detail about his own life from Doug that could potentially alter their friendship. When the truth is revealed, Doug’s reaction is equal parts awkward, hilarious and touching.
Doug and Eric discover not only surprising things about each other, but also about themselves, confirming the importance of friendship and emotional support.
Game Face is a story about the metaphorical masks we wear and the emotional safe-zone common in male friendships. It explores the vulnerability that gets revealed when men break down those emotional walls (with the aid of alcohol) and decide to drop their “game faces” and get real.

  • Jonathan Eagle
  • Jonathan Eagle
  • Coalton Hostetler
  • Grant Langdon
    Key Cast
  • Michael Gomez
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Colorado, Denver
Director Biography - Jonathan Eagle

Jonathan Eagle is a musician, screenwriter, director and actor. He studied film and television at the University of Colorado Denver where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2021. Jonathan was born and partially grew up in the small New England town of Sanford, Maine but spent most of his upbringing in America's Heartland in the river town of Dubuque, Iowa. Many of his ideas for characters are informed by these locations and the people he's met in his life. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado where he founded his production company Glam Stutter Productions.

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Director Statement

I make films to give life to the many voices in my head.