Loosely inspired by the director’s own struggles with depression, Nice to Meet Me tells the story of Louie, a thirty-something-year-old slacker and boyband has-been from New Jersey.
We meet Louie as he quits his 39th job in 10 years. Although his mom is concerned with Louie’s lack of direction in life, she is a complete helicopter parent who babies her son and lets him live in her apartment rent-free. Mom eventually reaches a breaking point and abruptly takes a promotion in Philadelphia, leaving Louie in their apartment to fend for himself for the first time.
With his mom gone, Louie becomes increasingly depressed with each passing day. Feeling like he has hit rock bottom, Louie believes his only option is to end his life. One night, Louie stares at the roof of an apartment building while trying to make peace with his decision, when he is unexpectedly interrupted by a stranger.
Their chance encounter is the wake-up call Louie needs.With the help of some new friends and a group of young, talented musicians, Louie is challenged to confront his past and face the music.