Written by: Michael Den Boer on July 13th, 2009
Release Date: USA, 2008
Production Company: Traveste Productions
Approximate running time: 20 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Director: Jason Baustin
Writer: Jason Baustin
Editor: Jaymes Camery
Director of Photography: Michelle Farrell
Sound Mixer and Composer: Josh Guss
Cast: Clayton Myers, Ted Taylor, Richard Cutting, Demetrius Parker, Susan Smith, Alex Mazer, Allison Black, Lauren Young, Dani Dare
The plot for Change is Coming, is a story about a confused lost soul whose life is literally falling apart before his eyes. He has just lost his job, his girlfriend has left him, his landlord has evicted him from his apartment and he is also still struggling with the death of his parents. The plot moves along briskly as John visits familiar places like his childhood home in hope of finding the answers he so desperately seeks. While at his childhood home John comes across the new owner of the propriety a Pimp who sets him up with one of his Hoes. She takes John to a room that was once his as a child. Along the way everyone John encounters tells him the same thing in the end “Everything happens for a reason”.
This films strongest asset is how it things simple in regards to driving its point home. Another area where this film excels is how everything leading up to the ending resolves itself in the end. The film also features strong direction and a well rounded performance from its lead Clayton Myers in the role of John. Ultimately Change is Coming is a well made film that does an exemplary job dealing with universal themes that haunt all of us.