Cash- strapped and constantly stressed out, Alex and Charlie feel the burden of their economic situation weigh on their relationship. When Alex decides to make light of the situation by spending the last of their change on scratch tickets, neither of them is prepared for the possibility of winning, nor the fight that will come with wanting to keep the money.

Written and directed by Maria Mealla and co-produced by CTOB, Scratchers is presently touring the film festival circuit and will be available to view on-line soon. 

Illustration by Bo MCGee.