In the midst of his climb to become a successful filmmaker, a young director named Hartley battles with his childhood trauma, his pursuit of happiness eclipsed by inner struggles. Following the triumph of winning an award for his latest film, his anguish intensifies while alone in his hotel room leading to harrowing and comical attempts at suicide. His journey is a compelling exploration of the profound impact that past wounds have on the pursuit of success, even in the face of external validation.