Country : USA

Year : 2020

Run time : 1hr48

Version : in English, subtitled in French

Rating : +12

Director : Jon Stevenson

Producers : Annie Elizabeth Baker, Brian Landis Folkins, Jon Stevenson

Scenario : Jon Stevenson

Actors : Brian Landis Folkins, Wil Wheaton, Kathleen Brady

Sales : The Exchange

Distribution : Mediawan

Feature debut


Forty-year-old David takes care of his demented mother alone. One day he borrows a VHS tape entitled Rent-a-Pal in which a man called Andy introduces himself as the perfect pal. This virtual relationship soon proves harmful to David’s already tormented soul as the friend, a woman hater and increasingly less imaginary, encourages David’s darkest feelings to explode in broad daylight.

Brian Landis Folkins’ delicate and subdued performance creates strong feelings of compassion for this man seeking affection. Rent-a-Pal is a melancholy chronicle of loneliness that slides into full-frontal violence