Short narratives

Director: Ryan Caldwell

Length: 8 minutes

Thursday 11:00am

In “My Quarterlife Crisis,” a recent college graduate grappling with unemployment and mounting debt stumbles upon something horrific that may lead him out of his financial worries. This comedic short film delves into the struggles of today’s youth living in Mom’s basement while facing a challenging job market. The protagonist’s desperate attempt to escape his financial woes by chasing a bounty underscores the perils of resorting to extreme solutions. The film critiques the notion of government dependency as a path to freedom, to advocate for personal responsibility and self-reliance. “My Quarterlife Crisis” serves as both a humorous commentary on the real pressures faced by young adults and a warning against the pitfalls of seeking quick fixes over sustainable independence. Comedy short.