Comedy - Completed 2019

A lonely, eccentric one-line actor keen to save his characters from extinction, uses costumes from past roles to tell their stories, inadvertently winning over a jaded wardrobe mistress into his theatrical imagination.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 14 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Penny EIZENGA
    • Writer(s)
    • Gordon PINSENT
    • Producer(s)
    • Penny EIZENGA (Dog-Eared Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • BRANCH, an eccentric gentleman on the outskirts of normalcy, has built a contented career as a one-line actor. He sees nothing wrong or unfair with his small lot in life, but is devoted to save his characters from extinction by creating homespun scenes involving his collection of past wardrobe ensembles.

      Branch requests his latest character wardrobe from WENDY, the jaded, socially awkward wardrobe mistress. She refuses. “It’s policy.” Witnessing Branch’s disappointment, she rescinds, handing over the bag containing the suit.

      Branch heads home, sharing the same Uber ride as Wendy. He attempts to strike up a conversation but Wendy is not forthcoming, preferring to gulp from her deceased father’s flask. As the alcohol takes effect, Wendy shares details of her mother’s unrealized dream to be a ballet dancer.

      The following day, to Branch’s delight, Wendy shows up unexpectedly at his door, with his character’s shoes; the following day, his character’s hat.

      Branch proudly introduces Wendy to his cast of wardrobe characters each with it’s own name tag. “But they’re not even real.” Soon, his childlike whimsy breaks through her hesitancy and skepticism and Bingo! magic happens. Wendy embraces Branch’s homespun theatrical performance, their shared experience taking precedence over their humble lives, discovering a child-like joy in a story world quite outside their own reality.

      NIGHT SHOOT explores the role of the outsider and the social and emotional benefits of odd, unexpected friendships. NIGHT SHOOT is a simple, uncomplicated slice of life.