Quick Fix

Directed By: Brian Leider | Runtime: 14 min | Plays In Short Block: Drama 8

This is not a film about drugs or addiction, it is about the everyday struggle to find meaning amid the noise. The lie we tell ourselves and the truth we tell everyone else. We all look for the quick fix when no one is looking. We lie to ourselves to make life more tolerable. These lies are less a failing than a necessary tool to deal with uncomfortable truths like death, regret, and our darker desires. However, the psychology of the “quick fix” cuts both ways. The lie we use to obtain temporary relief also allows us to do things we know are not good for us or those we love. The quick fix can kill, be it suicide, overdose, or missing the best moments of our lives. The only way to overcome the danger of the quick fix is to confront the truth of who we are, both noble and base. Only then can we navigate past temptation, one instance at a time. In the end, the truth is uncomfortable: life is neither quick nor is there a fix, but there is hope because the course of our lives does not run on track. We make it one step at a time.


October 23, 20174:00 pmTheater 10

* If filmmakers are present, there will be a 15 minute Q&A after the end credit sequence.


Film Type: Short
Main Genre: Drama
Sub Genre: Social Issues
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Subtitles: None
Premiere Status: East Coast