*Online Premiere* Logline: Katelyn and Halie just want to get high and watch Pixar movies but an invasive pizza delivery boy derails their Friday night. Our take: “Me & My Friend Just Want Our Pizza,” by directors Fernando Andrés and Tyler Rugh, is a low-key stoner comedy about a casual evening hang that turns creepy. Like in their previous short, “Igloo,” Andrés and Rugh have a knack for capturing the way teenagers speak in natural ways - the rapid fire banter, modern turns of phrase, multiple threads in the air at once. When Halie tells a story about a local drug dealer who recently got caught, they riff on the fact that it all started with spilled soup: “hey drug dealers, here’s some advice, if you wanna get soup, just don’t.” After awhile, they realize they’re starving. When the Papa John’s pizza delivery guy arrives, he’s a kid from their school and barges into the house without an invitation. The girls, baked and paranoid, are unsettled by the pushy dude but don’t know how to get him to leave. Built off the effortless chemistry and personality of its two leads - the girls are played by Katelyn Young and Halie Elliott - the film works as a naturalistic portrait of a friendship, and then potentially as something else entirely, as it adds layers of unease. [Watch on YouTube]. (12 minutes). Written & directed by Fernando Andrés & Tyler Rugh. Starring Katelyn Young, Halie Elliott, Tyler Rugh. Music by Ryan Faber.
For more on the film, read our interview with Fernando Andrés and Tyler Rugh, where they discuss how the project started and developed, and what was the most difficult part of the process. [NoBudge Members Only - Become One Here]