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  • Dependent's Day

    4 March 2016

    by Gus Summers

    Dependent's Day

    Photo Copyright Michael D. Lynch;
    Courtesy of Dependent's Day.

    Filmmaker Michael D. Lynch showcases a trifecta of movie-making ability as the director, writer and editor of his fresh, new film, DEPENDENT'S DAY. DEPENDENT'S DAY cleverly deals with some weighty topics (equality, gender, role reversal) as they relate to the enigma of chasing one's dream. Thankfully, for the movie-going crowd, Michael brings it all together in a most touching and memorable way.

    SYNOPSIS. Claimed as a 'dependent' by his successful bread-winning girlfriend Alice, Cam struggles to prove himself as he stumbles through different jobs and life's obstacles in the hopes to live out his Hollywood dream and finally rise to the occasion. "Dependent's Day" is a hilarious, heartfelt, authentic relationship comedy about the adventures of being in love and making it work.

    Cam (Joe Burke of Ray Donovan, Dog With A Blog, and most recently, Interns of F.I.E.L.D.) is a struggling actor who must come to grips with the fact that his girlfriend, Alice (Benita Robledo of Gossip Girl, Teenwolf, and now as the main star of Interns of F.I.E.L.D.), is the bread winner...and is about to claim him on her taxes as a dependent. This sets Cam on a spiraling journey of self-discovery.

    Although Alice is both encouraging and supportive of Cam's chasing his dreams, he decides he must attempt to be more "assertive," and thus, we witness his life's shortcomings as its peaks and valleys become accentuated. We cringe as we see him go from a Hollywood big break (which isn't) to his being a victim of sexual harrassment to his entering a new relational territory that may nor may not survive the trauma.

    The constant anchor through it all is Cam's ever-faithful friend, Josh, who not only lends sound advice but also provides the oft-needed I'm-in-need-of-a-place-to-sleep couch.

    Dependent's Day

    Photo Copyright and Courtesy of Dependent's Day.

    One of the main reasons this film works, is due in no small part to the fact that DEPENDENT'S DAY is more than the simple look into the life of a struggling actor. If the viewer allows herself to see it, this film is addressing the overall struggles of anyone with a desire to achieve a dream.

    The overall themes of having to deal with the wake up call that life sometimes delivers to the benefits of trying to make the best of things for yourself and those you love, and the testament to not listening to the naysayers is where the real beauty of this film lies.

    DEPENDENT'S DAY speaks to the strength innately lying in humanity that when good decisions are made and we strive to get the results that we hope for, the ever important thing to remember is that we can emerge from the difficulties better and stronger for the wear.

    In DEPENDENT'S DAY, Michael David Lynch deftly caught the idea that no matter the person who is - and no matter the dream - the journey can be as fullfiling as the goal when those around you not only support you but also truely love you. (He also serves to remind us to always double check the VCR!) ;)

    The "IN" Show had the pleasure of interviewing Michael as he was preparing for the World Premiere of DEPENDENT'S DAY to be held at Cinequest Film Festival. For that interview, be sure to tune in to our weekly broadcast on Thursday, March 3, 2016! you can listen to Parts 1 & 2 below! And, for more information on DEPENDENT'S DAY, visit them online at