*Online Premiere* After witnessing a friend have a breakdown, a senior at college experiences his own fall from grace. A dorm-room comedy (or not) delivered with absurd, monotone dialogue and a synth score punctuating moments of collegiate aimlessness and uncertainty.
An apathetic communications major with an unhinged friend and bad grades meets with a school counselor unsure of post graduate life. He has no particular interests or employment ideas and his school work is in disarray because he has no work ethic. All he can muster is an occasional “modicum of zest,” getting drunk and hooking up with an older girl. But then there’s his friend who has begun stalking his ex-girlfriend and threatening harm.
Not that A Wayward Halt is about what happens. It's about the form of communication it uses -- the rudimentary computer-speak/Shakespeare-lite that bluntly describes each character motivation while also serving up unabashedly juvenile punchlines. It's a funny effect, made more interesting by the home-made, 1st-time-with-a-video-camera quality. (9 minutes). Directed by Kyle McCue.