From writer-director Christopher Sampson, the new fifteen-minute short film Miles is an Australian coming-of-age drama that explores the relationship between three lifelong friends involved in a love triangle as they embark on a road trip that will change their lives forever.
After the death of his father, sexually ambivalent Michael (Jye Whatson) brings his two closest friends, Edward (Nathan Draman) and Ashley (Madi Jennings), along for a road trip of self-discovery. A complicated love triangle exists between the three, threatening to change everything when they all realize what they truly desire.
When Ashley and Ed use the trip as an opportunity to each push their own agendas of love and romance, Michael is placed at the center of their conflict. Discussions of love, memories, and lost chances scatter throughout, unveiling the true nature of the characters. As actions are misread and advanced upon, Michael is forced to confront the situation and accept what he desires. Professions of love and confusion follow, culminating in a final moment that leaves Michael, Ashley and Ed to reflect upon their choices.
A meditative and introspective character study, Miles opens with no context of the affairs that have occurred beforehand, and we leave uncertain of where our characters will ultimately end up.
Watch the trailer for Miles below and click here to see the film. It’s now available on-demand at TLAgay.