About Touch

The worst depths of poverty can't break this family

Rent is due tomorrow. Paul, 40s, single, from a family of generational poverty, has been warned he is evicted if he can’t make rent. His sister, Connie, desperate for a sitter, and herself way short on rent money, asks Paul to come to her trailer to overnight babysit, Emilie (6), & Benjamin (2). Emilie watches her uncle Paul from the crack of her bedroom door. He quickly downs a beer from the fridge. She sees her uncle thumb through the envelope containing her Mom’s rent money. Did Connie make the right choice for a caregiver? Morning brings more than a few surprises…

Touch, a short film from writer/director Noel Harris, is currently in post-production.

Touch is a production of