Jason Priestley, Tanya Allen, Ewen Bremner, Dave Thomas, Dave Foley
Director & Writer:
Asa has never worked a day in his life, nor does he plan to. He
considers himself an artist, specifically a poet and a composer.
He rejects all things responsible as mediocre, including basic hygiene
and taking proper care of his young son, Michael. The only thing
absolutely consistent in Asa's bohemian life is that he will squander
his trust fund and he will indiscriminately try to seduce women
- and even suceed when the law of averages are in his favour.
One day, Asa is confronted by Michael's grandparents.
He is given an ultimatum, either clean up his act or lose his son
forever. Before this moment Asa never quite seemed aware of how
important Michael is to him but now he may be losing him forever.
Asa is rescued by his Uncle Errol, an ad man for 30 years who claims
he can straighten Asa out by giving him a job in his agency.
The next day Asa begrudgingly gets to work.
He arrives late and unwashed in a suit that was last worn to a school
mate's bar mitzvah. Asa's assigned mentor, Max, is horrified with
his protege. Asa explains to Karen, the attractive graphic artist
he works beside, that he's having trouble fitting in because he's
used to working 9-5 the other way, pm to am. This enamors Karen
As Asa makes more of an effort, Max grows more
weary, even revisiting old alcoholic tendencies. Asa can't understand
why his cycle of sea sonnets won't sell Max. Then one night, while
watching tv, he begins to get it and comes up with an idea for a
campaign that sells both Max and Uncle. Asa enlists Karen's help
on the project and their time together adds fuel to the romantic
fire. As Asa gets to work and begins to take pride in his new endeavors
he learns that Michael's mother plans to move their son across the
country and that she is pregnant with her second child, effectively
removing all possibilities that Asa may once again be part of the
This sends Asa into a tailspin. He reverts
to his old ways, drinking and carousing. Something is different
this time though and as he is about to sabotage his new relationship
with Karen by sleeping with a total stranger he stops himself.
The next morning Asa wakes, hung over and fragile
but now, for the first time in his life, Asa is ready and willing
to face the music.