A Feature Film by Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Written by Maxwell McCabe-Lokos & Rob Benvie
Maria Barbizan (Susanne Wuest) is in a fugue state. She has walked away from her life – her job, her money, her feckless husband and vile teenaged daughter, her entire identity. While loitering in a shopping mall, she is approached by a strange man, Homunculus (Julian Richings), to participate in an even stranger contest for the prize of a“habanero orange compact sport utility vehicle.” She accepts, immersing herself in the competition with her fellow contestants: Andrew Frisbee Jr. (Christian Serritiello), self-styled alpha male and aspiring capitalist; Bofill Pancreas (George Tchortov), amiable bodybuilder and salesperson for the Xircolite Nutrition System; Manny Jumpcannon (Adam Brown), a seedy, failed actor, brimming with wired energy; and Felicie Arkady (Cara Ricketts), sullen, mysterious and focused on destroying her competitors. Only one of them will win, but by the end of the contest, the prize of a compact SUV seems like cold comfort for a lost soul.