“What’s the Matter with Gerald?”
From Pain to Life
I always am excited to hear about a new film from director Matt Riddlehoover. He never disappoints and always has a interesting film for us. This time he takes on a guy who seemingly has the perfect life but is not happy with it.
Gerald (Jacob York), is a semi-alcoholic, thirty-something, trust-fund baby, who wakes up every morning in some sort of pain. He’s tried every thing medically that he can think of, including acupuncture and reflexology. When he’s referred to an eccentric jeweler (Kathy Cash), much to the embarrassment of his practical partner, Charles (Jonathan Everett), Gerald soon discovers he’s in for a whole lot more than retail therapy. With a touch of magic, the jeweler’s gems help Gerald ease the pain as he moves through a complete reexamination of his life in completely unexpected ways. The film is now on the festival circuit.