Can a well-meaning inventor of largely useless, if not downright dangerous, gadgets find fulfillment and meaning in these desperate times? Master of Inventions may not have the answer, but it does have a lot of fun with the question. Produced independently and distributed for free on the web (yes, you can watch in now, here ), the comedy takes a free-form approach to telling its story, intermixing the romantic struggles of ambitious quasi-genius Jeff Murdoch (played by, guess what, Jeff Murdoch), with his attempts to escape the corporation that has saddled his name to such disastrous products as the Singing GPS system and Crystal Coffee. If you ever wondered whether the people who come up with the Clapper and the Slapper-Chopper are truly happy with their careers, here's your chance to find out.
We got a chance to talk with the film's co-director, Joe Avella -- click on the player button to hear the show, or right-click the title to download.