LEAVING CIRCADIA is a romantic dramedy that follows the misadventures of Tom, the slacker superintendent of a Brooklyn brownstone apartment building, and his only slightly more responsible buddies, chronicling the difficult transition from the happy-go-lucky lifestyle of their twenties to the often harsh reality of thirties adulthood.
Tom (Evan Mathew Weinstein) is a gifted artist and an even more skilled slacker, wasting away his days working as a building superintendent for his domineering landlord Nat (Joseph R. Gannascoli) and pissing off local businessmen like Reece (Michael Cerveris) by flyering their cars. In his spare time, he bums around with his band of buddies, Ray (Drew Seltzer), Will (Zack Griffiths), and Colin (Christian Coulson).
Life around Tom begins to change when beautiful career-minded Collette (Larisa Polonsky) moves into the building. As Tom becomes smitten with the new lady above him, Ray’s relationship with girlfriend Jackie (Ashley C. Williams) hits a crossroads, as does Will’s rocky marriage. Soon tension arises between Tom and another new tenant, recently divorced Davis (Regi Huc), whose interests might threaten Tom’s romantic possibilities…
In modern American culture, where the theme of post-college hipsters moving back into their parents’ basements has become somewhat cliché, Leaving Circadia seeks to shine a light on a largely unexamined yet ubiquitous segment of the population: the non-hipster, sometimes professional, emerging adult, whose twenties are now in the rearview — those whose settled-in routines have now begun to define not only who they are but who they’ll become. The landscape is slightly different, but the rules remain the same. No matter where we go, how old we get, or what habits we adopt, we can only truly grow up once we learn to look within.