Chattanooga Film Festival: Wish You Were Here! (2022)

In the year 2038, a rise in authoritarianism — look, let’s just admit this is our future and move on. Isaac (Nathan Whitfield) is trying to keep his sister Taylor (Kenny Cumino) safe — they live on the outskirts of society — which means keeping her old handheld game sticked with batteries to keep her from going through a painful and loud panic attack.

Director and writer John Christian Otteson has created a tense short that’s about family in the face of a rough world, while also having a Game Boy Color that has held up way better than mine.

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