Helen is a young woman living in the woods of northern Maine. She spends her days watching CCTV monitors, which stream live images of the surrounding forest she is paid to surveil for potential fires. When her college friend Charlie arrives to visit, Helen lets her in on a secret: she has learned how to discern patterns in the global financial markets from the images on the screen.
Beginning as a story of unconventional female friendship and ending in a hundred places at once, For the Plasma is a digital-pastoral drama of landscape and technology; a meta-cinematic exploration of the way in which our search for meaning and truth can shape what registers as reality. Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan's debut feature premiered at Jeounju, Maryland, Indielisboa, Nashville and BAMcinemaFest.