Calgary Film 2017: ROOM FOR RENT (Trailer)
When a reclusive man-child convinces his parents to rent their spare room to save from downsizing, a stranger with a hidden agenda moves in.
In senior year Mitch Baldwin won the lottery – and three years later he was flat broke and a laughingstock. He’s been holed up in his family home ever since. With his father retiring, talk of downsizing pushes Mitch to suggest renting a room to a mysterious stranger named Carl. When Carl upsets Mitch’s routine way of life, a battle of wits turns into all-out war, involving deception, humiliation, spying, and revenge. How far are they prepared to go?
ROOM FOR RENT marks the second feature-length film from director Matthew Atkinson, and hits its target as a comedy with solid dramatic undertones – all based on a personal experience of his parents discussing the possible rental of his childhood bedroom. The film stars Brett Gelman (LOVE), Mark Little (MR. D), Carla Gallo (BONES), Stephnie Weir (THE COMEDIANS), Patrick J. Adams (SUITS) and Mark McKinney (THE KIDS IN THE HALL).
The 2017 Calgary International Film Festival takes place September 20 – October 1, 2017. #calgaryfilm