Rent is due tomorrow. Paul, 35, single, from a family of generational poverty, is way short on the money he owes. His sister, Connie, desperate for a sitter, and herself way short on rent money, asks Paul to come to her trailer to overnight babysit, Emilie (6), & Benjamin (4). He quickly downs a beer from the fridge. Emilie watches her uncle from the crack of her bedroom door. She sees him thumb through the envelope containing her Mom’s rent money. Did Connie make the right choice for a caregiver? Morning brings more than a few surprises.
Noel Harris was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, the most easterly city in North America. Touch is his sixth short film as writer/director.