As far as boys are concerned, there’s only one way to become a man: sex with a woman. Everyone around him has already done it and even though his girlfriend Ellie appears to be ready, Zack isn’t leaving anything to chance.
When his friend Cody throws a party, Zack invites Ellie hoping that he can turn the raucous night into something special. Unfortunately, Ellie can’t come. That leaves only one other woman at the party: Sharon, Cody’s single mom whose tumultuous personal life drives her to drink. The two share some encouraging words and a brief embrace that Zack interprets to mean that he won’t be, for much longer, the last virgin.
Shot on location in north Idaho, this provocative film features several of Seattle’s youngest and brightest stars, as well as veteran heavyweights Abby Dylan and Jeffrey Fracé.
Shot and edited by Ty Migota, himself from Idaho, the film’s propulsive soundtrack uses only Mr. Gnome, a rocking psychedelic duo from Cleveland, with the exception of “Fight Song” by Shoshone singer/songwriter Mark Smith (TwoBirdz) and Seattle composer Jeff Tolbert.
The film will play the closing night of SIFF’s ShortsFest Weekend Monday May 28th 6:30PM at the Uptown Theater, Q&A to follow. Some cast & crew will be in attendance. There, Telford and Migota may also reveal their plan to return to Idaho this summer and turn this short story into a feature-length film.