Zephyr Benson shines a light on addiction and the white middle class drug scene with his debut film about a forlorn teenager abandoned in New York City who mistakes the welcoming embrace of a Lower East Side drug dealer for the love of family. As writer, director, producer and protagonist, Benson reveals innocence lost with a humorous narrative on the mixology of weed, narcotics and pills, and the absurdity of the junky lifestyle. He is supported by the outstanding dramatic performances of Aaron Costa Ganis as Cruz, Adonis Rodriguez as Ivan, Jon Mccormick as Sam, and Michael Steinmetz as Bobby. The plot follows the sales and distribution of narcotics through teen social circles until they come to a violent end. Benson’s fearlessly honest insider view busts the myth of casual drug use as his character, Gene, morphs from troubled child to novice dealer to accidental addict. The ending is a jolt audiences won’t forget.