Renée Felice Smith and Matt Bush in The Realtiontrip. Image: SXSW

 Two friends, bonding over a mutual hatred of commitment, decide to take a trip together. On their journey, they still manage to experience all the ups and downs of an actual relationship... and then encounter a puppet, too. This is The Relationtrip.

Written and directed by real-life couple Renée Felice Smith (NCIS: Los Angeles) and C.A. Gabriel, the film recently played at SXSW and our colleagues at Fusion spoke with not just Smith and Gabriel, but co-star Matt Bush (The Goldbergs) and Chippy the puppet as well. Check it out.

The Relationtrip is currently on the festival circuit, but doesn’t yet have a release date.