Narrative Feature – WORLD PREMIERE
A Film by Dustin Travis Swartz
TRT 95 Min | USA | Color
Bob Rockefeller has never been loved, by anyone, ever. He’s a sad sack who shovels shit for a living. Life has been anything but extraordinary but that’s about to change. During a routine prostate exam, Bob learns he has only 8.5 days to live. 8.5 days to find happiness. 8.5 days to find true love. 8.5 days to find a home for his guinea pigs. 8.5 days to make up for 43 years of living a life that totally sucks.
Bob Rockefeller has never been loved, by anyone, ever. His parents don’t love him, they never wanted children. His wife never loved him, she just thought he was rich. He used to think his guinea pigs loved him, but now suspects they may not have the ability to love.
Bob shovels shit for a living. He works fifty to sixty hours a week, shovelin’ and movin’ that shit and he never complains. He’s been a loyal, diligent employee for more than 22 years, waiting for the day he’ll receive a promised promotion to “manager”. Unfortunately, he’ll have to continue waiting. On a particularly hot August morning, Bob, covered in turd, receives news the “manager” position has been given to a 23 year old douche named Doug. Another in a long line of disappointments for Bob Rockefeller.
Bob’s life has been anything but extraordinary, but that’s about to change. During a routine prostate exam, Bob finds out he has only 8.5 days to live. 8.5 days to find happiness. 8.5 days to find true love. 8.5 days to find a home for his guinea pigs. 8.5 days to make up for 43 years of living a life that totally sucks.
To most, this news would be devastating. For Bob Rockefeller it may be prove to be the best news he’s ever received. Learning he’ll soon be dead is just what Bob needed to get him on with the business of living.
Filmmaker in attendance – Q & A to follow the film
Travis has worked in theater and film for 20+ years. His professional career in the arts began with an apprenticeship at The Idaho Shakespeare Festival in 1986. In theater, Travis worked with Actor’s Shakespeare NY, Sacramento Theater Co., Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Theater For Youth and Boise Contemporary Theater. The past 12 years Travis’s focus has shifted to writing and film. His film writing, producing and directing credits include the films Waking In Bangladesh, Most Funniest, Norman Waiting and now, Nobody Cares. Travis was also a producer and editor on Michael Hoffman’s ESPN documentary Out Of The Blue: A Film About Life And Football. Currently Travis lives in Meridian, Idaho with his wife, two daughters, four cats, and two dogs. Sadly, his guinea pigs are no longer with us. He drinks coffee, writes and fly fishes on a regular basis.