BOOMERANGDirected by Matthew Frost
Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Rebecca Dayan, Paige Elkington, Melanie Papalia, Colton Furry, Melissa Vogel, Jack Eyman, Richard Riehle
Our heroine is JEN, a regular girl-next-door who tries to quit Instagram but wakes up the next day to discover that the Insta- personalities she has been following have materialized in her apartment – and they don’t want her to quit. They are: FRENCH GIRL – the epitome of “je ne sais quoi” – she’s sexier and cooler than you, even though she never makes an effort, of course. SUZYROSE, a bubbly, popular party girl who’s always in the right places and who brands just love to dress. SAM, a hot hipster known for his tattoos, washboard abs and soulful eyes that betray his earnest, caring side. Finally, WORKOUT GIRL, who has built a huge following and business inspired by her shapely posterior.
Matthew Frost began his career directing music videos for bands such as M83 and co-writing “Wassup Rockers” with Larry Clark. His recent satirical shorts have hit a viral chord with audiences for their wit and commentary about todays self obsessed fashionista and celebrity culture. This has offered Matthew the opportunity to work with some of the most exciting talents today from Kate Winslet, Jessica Chastain, Cate Blanchett, Lizzy Caplan or Kirsten Dunst.
The nine shorts in the CLOSING NITE screening at the Nitehawk Shorts Festival highlight bonded families, searching for a sense of belonging, and the effects of media on individuals. Taking place at Nitehawk Prospect Park.