Competition Narrative Feature
Directed by: Tyler Falbo
USA, 2019, 85m
*Talent in attendance for all screenings
A lot of crazy stories happen in Florida, but perhaps none is stranger, sadder, or more darkly hysterical than the tale of Phillip Tress. Based on a true story, Postal reimagines the emotional meltdown of a Jacksonville millennial—described by local media as “unable to break from a psychotic, unrequited love affair”—whose day goes from bad to so-much-worse when the engagement ring he has ordered online fails to arrive on time. Phil’s downfall gains notoriety as his breakdown is documented by multiple recorded phone calls to a customer service agent at an international shipping company. The directorial debut from UCF graduate Tyler Falbo, and co-produced by Brenden Hubbard (Before I Disappear, FFF 2014), Postal is pitch-black comedic tragedy at its finest. Pulling no punches (literally), the cast and crew deliver an absolutely jaw-dropping display of delusion that will leave the audience questioning, “Did this really happen?” The answer: Yes. Yes, it did.