DAYLIGHT SAVINGS, part two in the SURROGATE VALENTINE Trilogy, is THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK of this offbeat universe that writer-director Dave Boyle has engineered with his star, collaborator, muse and drinking buddy, Goh Nakamura. Darker than the more lighter toned, and sometimes silly SURROGATE VALENTINE, this next chapter in the life of musician Goh Nakamura is a moodier piece, as our lovable loser in love looks like he’s hit the jackpot in the opening minutes of the film. We see him in a committed relationship with a young professor living in Los Angeles, and it looks like he can finally move on with his longing crush with childhood pal, Rachel.
Soon enough, Goh gets the “break up” conversation, and his usual hangdog expression gets droopier and more expressionless. Enter in Goh’s loose-cannon cousin, Michael, who is set on a mission to get our eponymous hero to the road trip of his life, which includes attending the San Juan Bautista Film Festival, and getting him over to Vegas to meet up with Yea-Ming, and hopefully, get the man laid! What transpires is a transformative six days for Goh, as he embarks on an existential journey.
Synopsis written by: Anderson Le