The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 105 minutes
Shot entirely in Cleveland and Cleveland neighborhoods, WILL WORK FOR FOOD is a psychodrama of mounting tension. A jobless machinist, Billy (played by David Lemoyne), tired of begging for jobs and dumpster-diving, makes a sign for help using ketchup from a fast-food joint. Everyone ignores him except Kurt (played by area actor Nick Koesters), a slick, fast-talking, completely untrustworthy guy who seems like all the used-car salesmen in Ohio put together. He offers Billy a cheeseburger for washing his car. No problem. That accomplished, Kurt ups the stakes by offering Billy an option to do another errand for a steak dinner. The tasks seem innocuous, but Billy begins to show up onm many security cameras, and Kurt?s requests get stranger and stranger, the stakes higher and higher, until there?s a final, irrevocable task. Cleveland landmarks look refreshing in this feature film, and the camera picks up other corners of the city you may have never seen.
David Lemoyne, Nick Koesters