Synopsis: In this “sequel” to all romantic comedies, the honeymoon is over. First came love. Then came marriage. Then separation, and to add insult to injury, now an IRS audit.
Unemployed, tailed by the IRS and hilariously pathetic without the love of his life, Jake tries his best to drown himself with booze and girls. Ally tries to stay afloat with work, and yoga where she meets the enigmatic yogi, True (Billy Beck.) Despite both their efforts to move on and escape their reality, Jake and Ally are forced to sit and deal with the audit process, and each other. Receipts are more than money spent… they’re a record of memories made. As they sort through the last years of receipts and the memories they inevitably carry, the inharmonious couple begins to understand what went wrong.
‘Starting From Scratch’ merges comedy with drama in an honest depiction of two individuals simply fumbling, at times tumbling through life, and discovering that when it comes to relationships, hindsight is 50/50.
Elizabeth Sandy ... Ally Clark
Charles Kim ... Charles
Billy Beck ... True
Maddy Curley ... Lanie
Sara Mornell ... Dr. Frank
Sadie Alexandru ... Jade
Nicole Ghastin ... Grace
Shelly Bhalla ... Claire
Tom Wright ... Homeless Stan
Aaron Takahashi ... Jim
Dylan Mooney ... Mr. Black
Elizabeth Sandy ... producer
AWARDSBest Film, DisOrient Film Festival, 2013
Best Comedy, Asians on Film Fest, 2013
Vanguard Award - Best Cast, IFS Film Fest, 2013
Best Editing, IFS Film Fest, 2013
Honorable Mention - Best Film, New Jersey Film Fest, 2013
Official Selection, Manhattan Film Fest, 2013
Official Selection, Art All Night Film Fest, 2013
Official Selection, Chinese American Film Fest, 2013