Following the mysterious arrival of a retro video game accessory on their doorstep, two roommates are forced to contend with a sketchy acquaintance and a slimy drug dealer, both of whom are in the pursuit of the ultimate power: money.

  • Matt Sonnack
  • Matt Sonnack
  • Emily Moen
    Key Cast
  • Chelsea Sayles
    Key Cast
  • JT Bell
    Key Cast
  • Morgan Lockerman
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Director Biography - Matt Sonnack

Matt Sonnack is a filmmaker from Roseville, Minnesota. After discovering a love for film in elementary school, Matt pursued his passions all the way to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he recently graduated with a B.F.A. in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres. He currently lives in Milwaukee.

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Director Statement

This is my second major short film with a cast and crew other than just myself, and I am incredibly happy with the end result. I’m very proud of everyone involved with the film, in particular my actors. When I write scripts I write them with specific actors in mind for specific parts; this film was no different and everyone brought it 100%. I had worked with JT and Morgan before, but Emily and Chelsea were brand-new to acting and I was incredibly pleased with their performances.

This film is loosely connected to my previous stoner comedy, Young Professionals, which also starred JT as Marshall. I like the idea that these films (and any future stoner comedies I create) exist in the same universe, but I don’t want to create a situation where you have to see the previous film to understand what’s going on in this one.

Overall, I really couldn’t be more happy with how the film turned out. I want to again thank my incredible cast and crew, and I hope I have the privilege to work with them again in the future.