The Off Hours

Synopsis: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to figure out why you're here, whether you want to stay, and how to leave.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Megan Griffiths
Production: The Off Hours Film LLC
  1 nomination.
93 min

Yeah, I know.

It's good money.

You really wanna be married

to that guy again?

The guy who came home

at 6:
00 every night

and who worked

on the house all weekend

and who got up before noon?

I thought you really liked my,

uh, flannel trucker look.

Sexier than the bank look.

Hey, Ben, Eliza,

your lunch is ready.

Hey, the kids get

the hats that I got 'em?


Yeah, they got the hats.

Yummy, yummy in my tummy.

Oh, come here!

Let me see you.

What is this?

What is this face?

I like your hat.

- Thanks.

- It looks good.

They're never leaving

the house in those.

Did you leave the house with it?


What did the neighbors say?

They said, "Time to move."

- They liked it?

- Uh huh.

- That's pretty cool.

- And they liked the way

I put mine backwards.

How'd you get so much more?

They call you "hip"?

You're hip?



They called me awesome.

Really? Yeah.

Of course they did.

Why you look good?

I guess I got

a good night's sleep.

Wanna come in?


Not today.

Well, what about tomorrow?

Tomorrow's my birthday, Dad.

Yeah, I know.

Okay, I know

you need to go, but...

You know what we discussed

about cell phones.

No, not until you're 16.

Jenny, why don't you

go start the car?

What, I can't even

give her a gift now?

I'm never gonna hear

the end of this.

You've made me

the bad guy, you know.

Well, let her keep the phone.

Stu, I really don't

wanna fight right now.

You know, I haven't seen

her in over two months.

I took the night off.

She's 15.

She wants to spend her birthday

with her friends

instead of her dad.

She'll grow out of it.

You look good.

You still doing okay?

Of course, Danielle.

I wanna make this work.

Look, I'll call you next week

and we'll find a time

for you to take her

out to dinner, okay?

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Megan Griffiths

Megan Griffiths (born April 22, 1975) is a filmmaker from Seattle, Washington, USA and a board member of Northwest Film Forum. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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