A modern love story that asks the question “how do you find love in a world of instant gratification”? SUBMERGE explores the conflict that can arise from indulging one’s desires in a modern, consumerist world of endless choice. Jordan (Lily Hall) , a 20 year old athletic university student has added another extracurricular activity to her over-scheduled life—seducing her tutor, Angie (Christina Hallett) while doing research work for Angie’s professor partner Cameron (Andrew Curry). Bi best friend Lucas (Kevin Dee) teases Jordan that she’s an over-achiever, but not even over-achieving Jordan can keep all these balls in the air indefinitely.
Set to a propulsive pop beat, the sparse dialogue and alternately meditative and frenetic editing capture the university experience, where everything seems possible but the plethora of choices becomes its own kind of burden. Campus life on the beachfront is full of sun-kissed flesh, and Jordan’s college experimentation includes both drugs and sex in all its many-splendored varieties. But as the rounds of study, swimming, clubbing, and sex speed faster and faster, Jordan has to make a decision about what she wants out of life—before the decision is made for her.