"They say travel broadens the mind. It’s flattened mine. I really should think about leaving this hostel soon. This hostel’s largely the problem, I suspect. There’s a younger crowd here. The Utopians, I call them. I’ve lived a little longer than them, which means I’ve fallen out of step. I’ve no interest in salvation or renewal, and they can sense that, and they’ve closed ranks as a result. The more I upset them, the more... well how do I even describe it?"
As he binges on DVDs in the Cinema Room of a Colombian Hostel, a man approaching middle-age contemplates how hopelessly adrift he feels from his younger guests. Falling in and out of consciousness, he can’t help but think there are darker forces at play.
The Utopians is performed by Tom Mothersdale. It was written by Joe Regan and directed by Tom MacQueen, with sound design from Piers Sherwood-Roberts.
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