After a particularly harsh winter Brian goes into a deep depression; completely isolated and with no one to talk to, Brian does what any sane person would do when faced with such a melancholic situation. He builds a robot.
Pam’s capsule review from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival:
A lovable, eccentric inventor, Brian (David Earl), garbage picks his way into building his very own robot as a “documentary filmmaker” films the events. The new being comes to life, all “caught” on camera, and the robot now known as Charles and Brian develop a sweet father-son relationship, ending Brian’s solitary existence.
This is a fun, funny, light-hearted and sweet film about loneliness, bullies, and how the underdog can prevail. We watch Charles grow from an intellectual toddler to a emotionally rebellious teen, making us laugh along the way. Charles, in his own unique way, grows up and helps Brian do the same all while Brian has a blossoming love story begin to unfold with Hazel. “Brian and Charles” is entertainingly funny film filled with heart from start to finish.