The Crumbles is an indie rock slice-of life tragicomedy about Darla, an overly serious musician whose stagnant life is shaken up when her long lost best friend Elisa shows up and crashes on her couch… indefinitely. Free-spirited Elisa has just moved back to Los Angeles after a devastating break-up, and no one else in their funky group of friends is willing to help her out. She is charming and musically gifted, making her the perfect partner in the band that Darla has long wanted to start up. But when the band gets rolling, insecurity, heartache, and oversized egos all work against them. While they both share dreams of rocking the globe, it becomes a monumental struggle just getting out of the garage.
Akira Boch (Writer/Director/Editor) grew up in San Juan Bautista, California, next door to the renowned Chicano theater company, El Teatro Campesino, where he first learned about theater and film production. He graduated from UCLA Film School in 2001, where he received an MFA in Film Directing. He has directed more than 30 short films, documentaries, and music videos and his work has appeared on MTV, PBS, and in film festivals across North America and Japan. THE CRUMBLES is his first feature film.