Director // Cinematographer // Producer
82min || Comedy, Drama
A Film by nik & Jax
GOODBYE GUSSIE is a road-trip comedy about two sisters, who take an unexpected journey home after the death of a loved one. At her father’s request, Sunnie, a charismatic free spirit, coaxes her Hollywood power player sister, Allie, to take a break and accompany her to the weekend memorial. Their road-trip home to the ranch tests an already tense family dynamic that has been simmering since their parents divorce and the disclosure that Ron, their irresistibly charming father, was starting a new life with his devoted boyfriend, Jock. Allie’s cellphone addiction and thinly disguised disapproval of her father’s “social choices” and her sister’s seemingly directionless life, cause sisterly explosions and dinner table drama that Ron is soon forced to confront. Through humor, warmth and a little bit of "smoking grass", he enlists Sunnie to help restore their fractured family bond. The memorial designed to honor Gussie at life’s end gives their family a new beginning.