After premiering at Cinequest San Jose, Must Come Down went on to play Phoenix Film Fest, Newport Beach Film Fest, and Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. It is currently on tour through Idaho, Oregon, and Washington after finishing the SLC Film Fest and has been invited to screen with Prescott Film Festival in October.
Written/directed by Kenny Riches, Must Come Down was shot on location in Salt Lake City, UT. It was produced by actor Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Saved!, Wristcutters, WeBought A Zoo, etc.) and producer Dominic Fratto (White on Rice, Henri 2.0). It stars Salt Lake City stage talent, David Fetzer (Salt Lake Acting Co. and Plan B Theatre) and Ashly Burch, co-creator of the popular webisode Hey Ash Whatcha’ Playin’? It was scored by Salt Lake City musician Andrew Shaw, and also features music by local bands Tolchok Trio, Cathy Foy, and Palace of Buddies.
Holly (Ashly Burch) and Ashley (David Fetzer), both in the midst of individual quarter-life crises, meet by chance when their peculiar activities intersect at the same bus stop. Ashley, in his late twenties, quit his job to travel in search of internal clarity—stopping along the way to visit his childhood home with an ulterior motive to break in for the nostalgic rush. Holly, in her early twenties, is mourning the loss of an immature and short-lived relationship with her restaurant manager who ultimately fired her, leaving her jobless and directionless as well as heartbroken. Both struggling to move on from the past, Holly and Ashley share brief, strange, and juvenile misadventures as they compare and contrast, and commiserate as grown-up children stumbling through life’s final bout of growing pains.
Where to see it:
Bend, OR: Sept 25-27, 6 and 8:30pm screenings, Tin Pan Theater
Corvallis, OR: Sept 28, 7 and 9pm screenings, Darkside Theater
Portland, OR: Sept 29, 3:30pm, Clinton Street Theater
Seattle, WA: Sept 30, 9pm, Grand Illusionist Theater