Het inspirerende verhaal van een weggelopen pleegkind dat er alles voor doet om bij het enige familielid te wonen dat ze kent: haar dakloze, geestzieke vader, een veteraan die door de straten van Los Angeles zwerft.
Alexandra Nakelski, directeur van Manifesto Film Festival, licht toe:
“I remember first seeing Carlson’s short, The Troll, back in 2013 screening for the Seattle International Film Festival..It was an instant favorite of mine..I don’t think they ended up screening it, however, it had always haunted me. And I was super excited to finally own my own film festival where I could screen this gem. Thomas Ohrstrom at the Dutch Review came by to write about his favorite shorts at the festival and it impressed him just as much as it impressed me. Fast forward a year… I had seen on Facebook that Max had directed a new feature and I invited him to submit to the festival. WoW…I mean first of all it was mind blowingly awesome..but it also had Martin Sheen in it??! Not to mention an award winning lead performance by both Edi Gathegi and Tayler Buck. This is why I do what I do..because of films like this.“