A group of friends spend a lazy summer working odd jobs as field recordists. The new short from Tynan DeLong ("The Matrix", "Cornholios", "Beats") is his freakiest yet, a psychedelic comedy starring Steve Girard, Caroline Yost, and Jessy Morner-Ritt as audio tape bootleggers who get paid $30 a pop for tapes of birds chirping, or mac and cheese being stirred. When one tape gets muddied with the unintentional sound of cookies being eaten, their buyer (played by Wes Haney) runs into some trouble with a client (Bardia Salimi), threatening the enterprise. “Once More, With Feeling,” is a wonderfully absurd concoction of Hi-8 analog weirdness, flashing back to what it feels like to be a kid — chilling in the park with your friends, seeing who can gargle Listerine the longest — while vibing in the stoned present. Turn on, tune in, drop out.
Written and Directed by Tynan DeLong. Starring Steve Girard, Caroline Yost, Jessy Morner-Ritt, Wes Haney, and Bardia Salimi. Music, Photography, Edit and Titles by Tynan DeLong.