MIDLIFE
a GREG TRAVIS film

Synopsis

SYNOPSIS
The story takes place in Los Angeles and New York City.  It explores the life of David Stanton as he hits the backside of middle age and is unsure of what he wants to do and how he wants to spend the rest of his life. David works as a business consultant but has lost his enthusiasm for the job. On a business trip to New York City he runs into his ex-wife Vicki and rekindles his attraction to her.  Things become complicated when David visits Vicki’s loft only to find that she is still living with her ex-husband.  After a long night of knockdown, drag-out, drunken drama David and Vicki leave the loft and find a hotel room where they eventually are able to reconnect.  David returns to Los Angeles and has trouble dealing with his new friend, his boss, and his daughter who lives with his sister Elaine. He also has another ex-wife, Melody, living in a rehabilitation house who he visits with his daughter.  David is trying to keep his life in balance while doing a high-wire act trying to please all the women in his life. When Vicki moves to Los Angeles and wants to reunite with him, he must make a final decision as to whom he wants to be with and what he wants to do with the rest of his life.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

MIDLIFE was written, directed and produced by actor/filmmaker Greg Travis who also plays the lead role of David Stanton.  
For Travis, it was important that the film be shot and acted in a fast-paced, natural style.  In place of a traditional script, a more flexible story outline was used for each of the scenes of this feature-length drama/comedy.  This allowed for a more spontaneous and sincere performance from each of the actors, giving MIDLIFE the fresh look and experience that audiences are bound to remember. The film was shot in Los Angeles and New York.  Careful attention was paid to finding just the right locations.

Inspired by the works of John Cassavettes and Robert Altman, MIDLIFE provides audiences with a fresh opportunity to consider one of the most thought-about and perhaps least understood phases of life.  The midlife crisis comes at different times for different people, but for everyone the questions raised are defining ones and the answers that we settle on have a profound impact on how we spend the rest of our lives.  Questions about one’s career and the personal relationships that have made us who we are up to that point in life—together they require some level of resolution and clarity before those next steps can be taken.  And for David Stanton, the time has come for some answers.
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