Guy spent the first half of his twenties as a successful poker player. He spent the back half as an unsuccessful poker player. Now, on the verge of thirty, Guy has lost it all. On the day he goes broke, fate gifts him with a handful of edible marijuana capsules. A drug novice, Guy decides to let caution fly and takes what he assumes is a dose. Spoiler: It's in fact an irresponsibly massive amount. What follows is an absurd yet introspective night of misadventures on the Las Vegas Strip.
Influenced by the likes of Malick, the Duplass brothers, Mike Judge, and David Lowery, A.J. Miranda is a young Texas filmmaker following in the footsteps of Texas filmmaking giants. "Felted" has been described as an "emo" film, and it is, in the best way, like early Jimmy Eat World punching you in the gut with their bombastic sincerity. "Felted" at times plays like a mumblecore "The Hangover", and is at times unexpectedly poignant and emotive.
This film was shot with a one-person crew over three nights in Las Vegas, with additional photography in Austin, Texas. Cinematography was provided by the brilliant eye of Annar Verold. A cosmic original score was crafted by Austin indie band Spectrabeam. Texas-based actors filled out the cast, including Hannah Rose Barfoot, Marc Sherman, Casey Roberts, Joe Bratcher, Tony Salinas, Juan Livas, Allen Boatner, and Genie Anderson.
"Felted" is A.J. Miranda's debut short film as a writer, director, and actor.