Free TimeUnited States, 2023 : International Premiere
Approaching the end of his twenties, a man impulsively decides to quit his cushy desk job and "embrace life", only to realize he doesn’t have one.
After his sudden decision to throw himself into the world of unemployment, it’s only a matter of time before Drew (Colin Burgess, also featured in DAD & STEP-DAD) is turning his attention back to his recently vacated post. This throwback New York comedy is directed by Ryan Martin Brown (CUFF 2021 Selection TIRED EYES) and features a wide ensemble of Brooklyn’s funniest up-and-comers in an uproarious tale about searching for meaning in the modern world.
Ryan Martin Brown (he/him) is a filmmaker from North Florida currently residing in Brooklyn. His work as a writer and director has played at festivals around the world. His most recent short TIRED EYES (CUFF '21) took home the Emerging Director Award at Italy’s NÓT Film Festival. In addition, he’s produced several films, including Justin Zuckerman’s YELLING FIRE IN AN EMPTY THEATER (Slamdance ‘22), Chris Osborn’s GUSSY (Fantasia ‘22), and Paula Andrea Gonzalez-Nasser’s LIMESTONE (New Orleans ‘22). As an actor, Ryan appeared alongside Joaquin Phoenix in Lynne Ramsay’s YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE. Ryan is a co-founder of 5th Floor Pictures, a Brooklyn-based production collective. FREE TIME is his feature directorial debut.
press for Free Time
"A zillennial take on the 90's slacker comedy... hilarious."- Aaron Hillis
Narrative / Comedy / First FeatureEnglish
Director Ryan Martin Brown & Actor Colin Burgess in attendance for Q&A
Ryan Martin Brown
Paula Andrea González-Nasser