The "Troubled Youth Collection" includes four short, polished films that deal with the rehabilitation of problem children, with alternately tragic, comic, or cathartic results. In Aaron Bacon (Nick Gaglia, 2009), Stephen Michael Kane plays a drug-addled youth who gets pushed into a wilderness treatment program that threatens his life. Bed Ridden (Jonathan Heap, 2009) is a comedy about another druggie (Avatar's techy, Joel Moore) whose parents chain him to his bedpost, which doesn't stop him from breaking out and trying to score...while pulling a bed across LA. Flight to Sinai (Charlie Vaughn, 2009) is a musical about a 16-year-old boy who comes out to his friends, girlfriend, and fundamentalist Christian parents, only to be enrolled in a de-gayification camp. Lastly, Kether Donohue directed and stars in The Babydaddy (2008), a drama about a confused teenage girl who comes to terms with the illnesses of her father, a Vietnam veteran.
Nick Gaglia/Jonathan Heap/Charlie Vaughn/Kether Donohue---USA---2008/2009---100 mins.