Ashley Douglas thinks everything should fall into place when he’s released after three years in prison. When that doesn’t happen, he restarts his life with next to nothing: no friends, no lovers, no connections. All he has is a bedroom in his mom’s house, a box of treasures buried in his backyard, and a deeply ingrained need to be with Linda—his one, true love—who has moved on without him. Ashley sees an opportunity in the form of Jeremy, an eccentric loner. They start a two-man business of dumping unwanted refrigerators for cash, which Ashley hopes will get Linda back and Jeremy hopes will help his ailing grandfather. As their partnership takes hold, a friendship flourishes—though their fates are very much still up in the air.
Hunter Gatherer premiered at SXSW in 2016 and was awarded a special jury prize for Andre’s performance. It went on to be selected as a New York Times and LA Times critic’s pick and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award.