A light take on unfortunate circumstances, Broke offers the simple story of a not-so-simple mission to buy some milk. Armed with only the meagre change he can scrape from his messy apartment, Billy (Dan Veint) is affronted on his numerous trips to and from the dairy by a homeless man (Bruce Hopkins) asking for the spare coins he doesn't have. Conflict is brewing. Broke was inspired by a real life incident experienced by writer/ director James Solomon — who first came up with the idea of the K’ Rd Stories series of short films. Billy also turns up in another K' Rd Story, The Event.
I was completely broke living on K road (making music videos wasn’t really filling my pockets) and I did get punched in the face by an alcoholic (while filming a stop-motion robot).– Director James Solomon on the film's inspiration
Opening and closing tracks written by James Risbey, and performed by Amber Vaya