Derrick and Patrick are identical twin brothers (played by Steven Molony, who also provided the script — The Moment After, Pinching Penny), with recent college degrees and little in the way of career prospects. Adult slackers!
That’s the set-up for director Kate Enge’s award-winning “dramedy,” Efficiency, which is heading to the DVD market place on Apr. 21 courtesy of FilmWorks Entertainment.
Derrick is the dominant of the two, while Patrick is content to follow his lead. They are affable, intelligent and good-natured … high school became college and that is now behind them, but being adults had yet to fully settle-in. Few plans have been made, but they are having a good time. That’s a bit of a façade in that there is that nagging fear … what’s next?
Derrick would love to be a writer, but if the truth be known, he’s currently better at PlayStation games — those great time “suckers.” Writing is just a thing. He’s also in a relationship with a beautiful young woman named Christine (Beth Moline, making her feature film debut her), who would like to perfect her piano playing, but she too is adrift.
Meanwhile, Patrick is content to play the field. Party.
Filmmaker Kate Enge’s Efficiency is something of an anthem to today’s current generation … educated, adrift and untested. But as we soon learn, life has a way of sneaking up on even those who seem not to care.
When a heartbreaking tragedy is thrust upon Derrick and Christine their relationship will be tested, but more importantly the bond between brothers Derrick and Patrick will come into focus and who leads, who follows and who can be strong will turned on its head.
Yup, life happens … especially when you are not ready for it!!
Bonus features include a blooper reel and commentary from director Kate Enge and writer Steven Malone, who previously collaborated in her 2011 assemblage of short films, The Moment After.