Nelson has no phone, no job, no future – and no Hailey. Broken and desperate, he shows up at Jamie’s door looking for help to get her back. But with a big promotion looming, Jamie will have to fend off his friend’s neediness and delusions. He makes progress until Nelson pulls his most ridiculous and embarrassing stunt yet. One that could destroy both their futures – unless Nelson can figure out to take the tougher but better road.
Come Back Hailey is the first screenplay by actor Nabil Viñas, and part of his efforts to portray men, in particular men of color, as the complex, vulnerable and ‘real’ people they are.
directed by Ela Thier written by Nabil Viñas
starring Nabil Viñas & Matthew Murumba
produced by Nikolai Metin, Ela Thier & Nabil Viñas
director of photography Jeff Holman
sound design and mixer Carlos ‘Storm’ Martinez
sound recording Keith Chernin
edited by Ela Thier art direction Memo
color grading Vladimir Kucherov
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