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In California's San Fernando Valley, a moronic 23 year old drug dealer, Syl Goetzman, scrambles to find an ounce of weed he owes to the son of a mob boss. As his options decline and his desperation grows, he is put through a number of awkward situations that test his masculinity and will to survive.


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Justin Sirkin is a writer, director, and producer from the San Fernando Valley. He was born in 2001 and attended California State University, Northridge where he studied Film Production. He is of Iranian and Ashkenazi Jewish descent. In 2023, Sirkin wrote and directed his short dark comedy film Reseda (2023) which won the Programmer's Prize at the 2023 Sherman Oaks Film Festival. He is part of the "Letterboxd generation". His work has been featured both nationally and internationally garnering attention in the generation z independent film scene. His films are characterized by complex characters, a blend of humor and serious moments, and a versatile visual style that changes with each film. Sirkin's films are often set in Los Angeles and tackle many contemporary and universal themes such as, masculinity, life in the 21st century, and the drawbacks of nostalgia. Sirkin has a number of influences on his films including: Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, Larry David, Donald Glover, Kevin Smith, and George Lucas more...

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