A down on his luck country & western singer tries to make it to Hollywood to star in a viral campaign. “Born Forlorn,” a dry comedy from director Aaron Beckum, places its sad, soft-spoken performing artist in a world where everything’s gone to hell. His only hope is to make a dazzling audition tape to win over a “award-winning production company.” Luckily, he’s blessed with a friend, a cheerful older man (played endearingly by Michael Wilson) with a computer and a camera who finds the ad on the internet and helps Dion apply for the part. Beckum stars as Dion, perfect as a depressed hipster with an ear for sedate country music. The song and performance at the center of the film is deadpan and stylish, and the same goes for the film itself. Now let’s just hope he can make it to Hollywood in time by driving 100 MPH through the desert. (9 minutes). Written & Directed by Aaron Beckum. Produced by Molly Ortiz. Cinematography by Drew Bienemann. Musical Score: John Bowers. Executive Producers: Riel Roch Decter and Sebastian Pardo. Starring: Aaron Beckum as Dion Horn. Michael Wilson as Friend with Computer.