In his visually powerful debut film, the young American director Matthew Petock intercuts three stories about members of a family on the edge of society wrestling with the cruelty of love.
Sheryl, a single mother, is desperately looking for a new man who can be a father to her two sons. She goes to a weekly dating evening in the hope of meeting her dream prince. Sheryl’s eldest son Marc (16) is still a virgin and gets sexual advice from the older boy Don. When he asks 15-year-old Joanna for a date and she says yes, he decides to do everything possible to have sex with her.
And then there’s the youngest son, Stephen (12), who falls in love with the teacher everybody hates. As a result he really puts the loyalty of his classmates to the test. The family members have similar problems, but that does not bring them closer together - Petock cleverly makes the distance between them tangible.

Filmmaker
Matthew Petock
Premiere
World premiere
Country
USA
Year
2011
Medium
HDcam
Length
72’
Language
English
Producer
Matthew Petock, Zachary Shedd
Production Company
A Little Closer LLC
Sales
Coach 14
Writer
Matthew Petock
Cinematography
Daniel Patrick Carbone
Editor
Matthew Petock
Production Design
Holly Clarke
Sound Design
Christopher Foster
Cast
Sayra Player, Chris Kies, Eric Baskerville
Website
http://alittlecloserfilm.com/