Maggie, a young married woman, awakens to the final morning of an extramarital camping trip with her lover, Robert. During the drive back home, she is shocked to discover her wedding ring is lost. The couple returns to the forest, and in the entangled thicket of nature, Maggie desperately searches for the symbol of her matrimony. As the day yields into night, the search becomes more and more punishing. What will be lost as the sun sets? And as it rises again, what will remain?
Lunchtime Shorts is an opportunity to screen a short film and have a Q&A with the filmmakers all within the lunch hour. Come down on your lunch break to watch a film and learn about the filmmakers process in creating the work.
Jonathan Ade, director, writer
Raised in suburban Washington DC, Jonathan has engaged in cinematic pursuits nearly his entire life, arising from a long-held desire to tell engaging human stories. He wrote, directed and edited short films throughout his teen years before attending Emerson College's BFA film program. His thesis film, "Through and Away" premiered at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth in 2008, where it won the Jury Prize for Best Feature. After graduation, Jonathan developed his craft of storytelling through the field of editing, honing his narrative skills by sculpting the cinematic projects of industry professionals. LAY IN WAIT represents his sixth production overall in the role of writer/director, and his work can best be described as honest examinations of the human experience.