Dir. Daniel Velasquez (Belize, 2019) 80 min/ Rated PG-13
In the late 80s Belize was victim to a crack epidemic and 10 year old Jon Deluna was abandoned by his crack addicted parents. He was adopted by his auntie and they moved to New York City were he became a young successful writer. Twenty-five years later he returns to Belize to write his next novel but is haunted by his horrible childhood memories and can’t find new inspiration. He struggles to write a new novel but his depression sends him on a 3 day drinking binge that makes him suicidal. Even though he is surrounded by nature loving artist childhood friends and a loving wildlife vet girlfriend who all try to save him, he keeps drowning his pain in the bottle.