Unlikely love blooms between a brooding, explosive loner named Barrett and an extroverted introvert with a cat and a library habit named Melanie. After meeting at the local library the two characters become smitten with one another and start going steady. But when Barrett’s habit of losing his temper starts to flare up, Melanie has to decide if her love for him out weighs her fear of when he will erupt next. Rough Tender is a darkly comic, sadly sweet and even poignant tale about finding and keeping love despite the odds.

Directed by: Joe Dressel
Written by: Chris Cummings
Starring: Sara Richardson & Chris Cummings
Produced by: Andrea Bias, Chris Cummings & Joe Dressel
Director of Photography: Mike P. Nelson
Edited by: Ben Pawlik