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“Better Off” explores one night in the lives of Eli and his best friend Danny. Eli’s girlfriend is pregnant, and in a fit of terror and fear, he ran out. Danny meets Eli at a nearby truck-stop, where Eli is about to leave town. He does his best to convince his friend to stay, not just for the child, but because Danny loves Eli, and has for years. In a story about fear of abandon- ment and abandoning, these two young men struggle with their identities as young fathers in rural New Hampshire and the relationship they have with one another.

Starring: Bobby Gaglini and Joshua Gray

Director: Benjamin Hosking

Co-Writers: Benjamin Hosking and Joshua Gray

Director of Photography: Ben Haven Taylor

Producers: Malaika Woluchem and Benjamin Hosking