We’ve featured director Michael J. Saul’s work before, but previously it was with his short films such as Go Go Reject and Adults Only. Now he’s returned with a feature length film, The Surface, which is currently screening at festivals.
The movie follows Evan, who’s in a relationship with Chris, but still feels rootless and drifting. He finds a bunch of old home videos of an old man is selling in a yard sale, and is told he can return later to use some editing equipment if he wants to. When he does go back, he discovers that the elderly gent has died, but the man’s son, Peter, is happy for Evan to use the equipment.
After Evan puts together a student film using the old footage, he and Peter start to get closer, with Evan beginning to wonder whether this new man could bring him more happiness than Chris can.