Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

WILL WORK FOR FOOD

Year: 2004
Country: United States
Language: English
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.

Screenplay
Jay Johnson

Director
Jay Johnson

Producer
Nick Koesters

Cinematography
John Turk

Editing
Jay Johnson

Principal Cast
David Lemoyne, Nick Koesters

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