*Online Premiere* Logline: Two down-and-out Queens locals search for drugs and the ever-elusive Johnny. Our take: A day-in-the-life of a strung out couple and their NYC misadventures, “Johnny,” directed by Micah Welner, perhaps shouldn’t be as funny as it is, drug addiction and all, but the hysterical performances of Blake DeLong and Layla Khosh sell the film as a tragic comedy. Playing the fools who can never get it right, Victor and Flora, are a harried duo bickering endlessly on their way to find a fix. That is, until they pass out on the train and miss their stop. When they finally arrive, Johnny’s nowhere to be found, forcing them to seek out other options, except there are none and their Metrocard is expired. For its comedy leanings, there’s also a sense of melancholy and heartache. Victor has been banished from a previous life, now forced to live in a car. As we piece it together, we’re also made privy to Victor’s upbringing. He comes across a demolished building that he recognizes as the apartment he grew up in and he’s upset. Flora doesn’t allow him even a moment of nostalgia: “Get over it asshole. Nobody fucking cares.” All the while, there are hints of a broader contextual placement in New York City. We see scribbled on a wall, “9/11 was an inside job,” and film is bookended by images of NYC landmarks, reminders that the city and the world moves on regardless of individual plights. [Watch on YouTube]. (13 minutes). Written and Directed by Micah Welner. Director of Photography: Travis Kray. Assistant Director: Robert Long. Edited by Casey Brooks. Assistant Camera: Fernando Pacheco. Sound Recording by Brian Perry. Makeup by Aine Vonnegut. Production Assistant: Isabel Barber. Produced by Haley Rawson for Goldcat, LLC. Executive Producers Marissa Welner and Daniel Wainstein.