Directed by Joyce Wong
An unexpected sexual encounter forever changes the once simple friendship of security guard Betty and bartender Danny in WEXFORD PLAZA, Joyce Wong’s first feature film.
Wong’s dark comedy follows the mundane, repetitive life of Betty, who just started her new job in the anything-but-lively world of nighttime security at a suburban strip mall. When she joins her maturity-stunted co-workers for a drink at one of the mall’s restaurants, she meets laid back and charming Danny, whose kindness to her encourages Betty’s interest. As their interactions continue, she feels a spark and makes a move, which changes the two in unexpected ways.
We soon learn a different side to the same events as Wong shifts to Danny’s perspective leading up to their encounter. The quirky humor meshes well with the drama, both paired perfectly with a soundtrack from Goh Nakamura and the Post Office Inc. that captures messages lost in translation. Dancing around the different perspectives and emotional baggage gives deeper meaning to the story.
— Brian Ray
Expected Guests in Attendance: Joyce Wong (Director/Writer/Producer), Darrel Gamotin (Actor)
Writer: Joyce Wong
Producers: Matt Greyson, Harry Cherniak, Joyce Wong
Cinematographer: Maya Bankovic
Editor: Darby Macinnis
Music: Goh Nakamura and Post Office Inc
Cast: Reid Asselstine, Darrel Gamotin