Coping Mechanism

Sean Roberts / 2017 / Australia / 10m

US Premiere

Ben finds himself on a date with Mikaela, a crush from a time long since passed. Unfortunately, Ben’s misguided need to impress Mikaela is constantly threatened by the self-sabotage that comes with his crippling loneliness. But there’s a secret to Ben’s lonely existence that only exacerbates his desperation and threatens to forever prevent him from connecting with another human being.