An upper middle class family. A Mom. A Dad. Their recent-college-graduate son. And hidden secrets.
In “Doesn’t Fall Far” Carson (played by Oscar and 3x Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts) returns home from a day of work to his wife Elsie (Mary Jo Mecca) and his son Garrett (Aaron Latta-Morissette) who has recently moved home after graduating from college. Their usual dinner chit-chat is filled with tension, and before long the trio disperse: unable to stay civil for more than a few minutes at a time.
Later on that night, lonely and bored, Carson sneaks out of the house: Seeking the thrill and excitement of the outside world.
What he finds on this particular night, however, is not what he or anyone else in the family was expecting.
“Doesn’t Fall Far” is a commentary on family. On sexuality. On expectations and commitment. It expresses that despite being physically near to someone, we may not know them at all.
Written and Directed by Joshua Michael Payne
Produced by Joshua Michael Payne, Mitchel Worley, Dana J. Ferguson, Caroline David
Carson: Eric Roberts
Garrett: Aaron Latta-Morissette
Elsie: Mary Jo Mecca
Motel Manager: Dana J. Ferguson
Waitress 1: Caroline David
Waitress 2: Emily Bronner
Middle-Aged Man: Nimo Gandhi
Additional Voices: Alex Balagna, Andy Keith
Director/Writer/Editor: Joshua Michael Payne
Director of Photography: Mitchel Worley
Production Design: Alina Gilman
Costume Design: Caroline David
Hair & Make-Up: Jenny Diaz
Gaffer: Taylor McKean