Midas at Real Art Ways

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“…a fresh and socially relevant take on the classic heist genre.” – The Hollywood Reporter

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Ricky Pryce is blessed with good looks and a devious charisma, but they’re wasted on Grubhub Delivery orders and supporting his sick mother as his high school friends graduate college and move on with their lives. When he meets Claire Brent, the daughter of the Midas Health Insurance CEO, his lies are meant to win her over instead of winning him a job at the same company that laid off his mother. Ricky sees an opportunity and hatches a plan to set up fraudulent payouts to help pay for his mother’s upcoming surgery. To pull it off, he enlists the help of his two best friends, who have their own financial woes. 

As first-time criminals, the trio is forced to learn on the fly. When an unexpected discovery reveals a dark secret, they’re faced with a choice—take the money and run, or stand up for what they believe? 

About the artist

TJ Noel-Sullivan was born and raised in Hartford, CT, catching the filmmaking bug after participating in Real Art Ways' Eye on Video, a summer program for youth. He worked at Mattel Films on blockbuster projects such as BARBIE before returning to his hometown to write and direct MIDAS, his feature film debut. Past directorial efforts include the award-winning shorts Role Model and On The Whistle. TJ is a proud graduate of the Hartford Public Schools and received a B.A. in Film and Media Studies from Yale University. He’s eternally grateful for his village of support here in Hartford.

Collaboration and Support

Al Lazowski, Arunan Arulampalam, Gary Bazzano, Jeannette Peters, Don Noel, Tim & Gerri Sullivan, Luke Bronin, Matt Ritter, Thea Montanez, Tom Ritter, Melissa Stachelek, Joe Young, Back East Brewery, Classical Magnet School, Crave Food Truck, CREC Academy of the Arts, Hartford Flavor Company, Hartford Promise, Hartford Stage, Hartford Yard Goats, Hog River Brewing, JT Ghamo, Kell-Strom Tools, Laz Parking, Real Art Ways