In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000. Contestants flock in from around the globe. Representing America is Chester Kent, a theatre producer who thinks he's an American despite being Canadian; representing Serbia is his brother, Gavrilo the Great, who is succumbing to madness over the death of his son; and representing Canada is their father, a pathetic drunkard. As the competition builds toward its climax, these estranged characters are brought together to express their deep feelings of pain and ultimately give in to treachery.
"Sofia's brains went missing, When mixing toasting with ironing." Written and Directed by Rebekah Fieschi Cinematography by Adam Harvanek Starring Julia Hebner Shot with the Arri S, 16mm negative black & white September 2012, New York City
Timothy Higgins, the saddest boy in the world, prepares to hang himself at his ninth birthday party.
Broken-hearted and mashed up.