Two young brothers navigate the challenges of their parents’ failed marriage.

Trier and Blaise have watched their parents’ marriage fall apart. Now, they must lean on each other to make sense of their new situation. In WHERE THE TIME GOES, writer & director Justin Tyler Close gives audiences an intimate look at the way children cope with dysfunction in their own families.

Director’s Vision for ‘Where The Time Goes’

WHERE THE TIME GOES is the most personal film I’ve written, based on real events and told through the perspective of my 7-year-old self. In a way, this project has been a pursuit to heal the wounded child that, on occasion, shows up in my life.

I was raised by a young single mother who worked day and night as a nurse, leaving my brother and I to fend for ourselves. After the separation, my father quickly re-married, while my mother never did, stuck in her own narrative of what her life should’ve been. My parents loathed each other, and we became the product of that failed partnership.

Throughout the making of WHERE THE TIME GOES, I gifted myself space to explore the anxieties that once hid in the shadows. By re-evaluating the past. I was able to dive into which memories I perceived as ‘real’ and which were manufactured by ‘fear’.

In doing so, I believe I’ve changed the relationship with my parents and have partially healed through the process.