Short Film "Abraded"
writer/director: Mike Musikanto A.K.A Crow Moses
Gary is a newly widowed retiree, the kind of guy who pays his taxes on the same day every year. Gary has only been with one woman his entire life and after her recent death, seeks out the companionship of a prostitute. At a seedy motel on the outskirts of the city, Gary meets Claudette Taylor. After a dubious introduction and some awkward verification that Gary is not a cop, Claudette does everything to maximize his comfort but as she runs through her typical routine, she slowly finds that Gary is more interested in talking then sex. After some confusion about their arrangement, Gary and Claudette find out that they have more in common then they would have expected. After both suffering the loss of close loved ones, the two begin a philosophical journey into the meaning of existence and how to go on living when you have nothing to live for.