Loneliness Is Soul
Two young women (Meeka Schmalle and Jessica Heidt) rent an Oakland apartment where an itinerate musician (John Balquist) occasionally crashes. His presence in the household acts like a truth serum, somehow suddenly prompting everyone, including a strange "gift-giver" (Alexander Marchand) and prying landlord (Hal Croasmun) to tell their strangest real-life stories. His own hilarious tale about taking magic mushrooms on the beach helps convince the viewer that the only really "safe" path in life is to go directly for one's dream "full out," holding nothing back. Produced as part of Rick Schmidt Workshop.