After finding a lost letter, an astronautical engineering student seeks escape from 1960s academia by becoming pen-pals with a mysterious Brit; when they finally meet, he must decide what's more important, reality or fantasy.
A routine life is disrupted when David, a research assistant dreaming of becoming an astronaut, finds a lost application letter from Erin Taylor in London, England.
Frustrated with his academic research, David opens the letter and becomes infatuated with Erin’s assertiveness and quest for knowledge and understanding, and excited by the prospect of making a new friend from a new world.
Erin is adventurous - David’s complete opposite. As their letter’s become more intimate, so do David’s fantasies of a romantic relationship with the free spirited Erin.
When Erin reaches out to David for help, he must decide if he is ready to confront his fantasy. Will reality meet the expectations of the fantasy he has built in his mind?
Although set in 1960s Americana, “Erin” explores the power of imagination and danger of expectations, something particularly relevant in today’s environment of social media and on-line versions of self.