Awkward Endeavors | Film Threat


The lives of three lonely men intersect in Derek Frey’s short film, Awkward Endeavors.

Melinda (Kathleen Kozak) is a piano teacher by trade, and on this sunny afternoon, she has a full day of lessons. Arriving for a lesson is Greg (Gil Damon), one of her newer students who also happens to be her regular pizza delivery guy. Home for the day is Melinda’s husband, Jerome (Steve Kuzmick), who is cutting the shrubbery outside her window and peering in on the suspicious Greg. Soon, Paul (David Amadio) arrives to bug Jerome about his latest M. Knight Shyamalan conspiracy theories. Finally, a series of awkward events is set off when Greg becomes a little too handsy during his piano lesson.

“A series of awkward events is set off when Greg becomes a little too handsy during his piano lesson.”

Awkward Endeavors finds its inspiration from the crime thriller The Man on the Train, but without the crime. It’s pretty much a comedic sketch about these three men and their seemingly inconsequential relationship with one another. Like a wind-up toy, the film puts these three characters in this potentially awkward situation and lets them go. The humor is mild as it becomes much more interesting to see where their story takes us.

For screening information about Awkward Endeavors, visit filmmaker Derek Frey’s official website.



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