When Mara returns to her childhood home of Belize for her father’s 70th birthday, she brings her lover Aaron and hopes to reconnect with her estranged father and brother who live there. After landing, she learns the tragic news that her father has just died. Mara is upset but lies about calling her brother Ben to tell him. Furious, Ben barges in on Aaron and Mara at the father’s house the next day. Tensions build between all three; Mara runs off for a tryst with Aaron, and Ben overdoses on their father’s medications, forcing Mara to care for him. At the wake, an all-night affair, Mara gets drunk and reveals secrets about the father, changing forever the relationships of those closest to him.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.


Laura E. Davis

Jessica Kaye




Directors: Laura E. Davis, Jessica Kaye
Executive Producer: Steven Berger, Colin King Miller
Producer: Beatrice von Schwerin, Aengus James, Mark Webber
Screenwriter: Laura E. Davis, Jessica Kaye
Cinematographer: Aaron Kovalchik
Editor: F. Brian Scofield, Robin Gonsalves
Production Designer: Grace Alie
Sound Designer: Nathan Ruyle
Music: Rafaël Leloup
Principal Cast: Jessica Kaye, Daniel Ahearn, Mark Webber, Shamira Gill-Card, Myrna Manzanares, Louis Oberlander
Additional Credits: Costume Designer : Stephanie Strate , Music Supervisor : Zach Zinick, Co-Executive Producer: Chris Ahearn, Associate Producer: Daniel Ahearn, Line Producer : Sara Nassim


Public Film Contact
Beatrice von Schwerin
This is just a test
Publicity Contact
Sylvia Desrochers
+1 (213) 840-2309
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English and creole
Runtime: 76 mins