My Friend John (2016) – A CLASH Digital Exclusive

MY FRIEND JOHN (directed by Henry Arroyo) is the second in our series of CLASH Digital Exclusives.

CLASH Digital Exclusives are a line of daring, contemporary short films directed by notable up and coming filmmakers.

Synopsis: Gio, who has a large imagination, loses his older brother in a train accident and is left with a toy astronaut, which he carries everywhere, as memorabilia. After being lured across the same train tracks that his brother had passed on in order to recover his lost astronaut toy, Gio’s father, Eulow, finds Gio and aggressively brings him home. The mother, Nina, is able to bring Eulow to his senses, but also tells Gio that he should not be near the tracks, especially not alone. As life in the household becomes more stressful, Gio’s imagination begins to expand, eventually causing him to see his toy astronaut manifest itself into the real world as a physical being. Gio and his family must follow the astronaut into the deep dark forest behind his house and beyond the train tracks in order to overcome their grief and become emotionally connected again.

MY FRIEND JOHN is written and directed by Henry Arroyo. ‘Like’ it on Facebook by clicking here.


1 Response

  1. bkmm24

    Loved it, it showed the African American family in a different light. They were loving, caring, and forgiving. Not like the always stereotypical substance abusing, criminal behavior, uneducated, illiterate way that is constantly shown about the African American family.

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