PORTSMOUTH – Brian is a cynical coffee shop barista who doesn’t believe in the “happily ever after” idea of relationships. But when the girl he is dating suddenly disappears he enlists the help of his broken-hearted best friend and imaginary characters from a cliche romantic comedy to find her.

That is the synopsis of “Twenty Million People,” a feature film that will be screened at the upcoming New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth. The film’s director of photography is Keene State College graduate Paul Rondeau, and the gaffer is Keene State College graduate Nathan Danilczuk.

The film, which was shot in 12 days, stars Michael Ferrell and Devin Sanchez, and was co-produced by Chris Prine, Ferrell and Sanchez. The film will be screened Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4:40 p.m. and Sunday, Oct 20, at 10:15 a.m. at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth. For more information, phone 347-880-0331 or email cprine@escapepodfilms.com