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The Boy Downstairs

The Boy Downstairs

Synopsis

Director

Diana (Zosia Mamet) moves back to New York City after a few years in London and finds what seems to be the perfect Brooklyn apartment to start fresh. However, on the first night in her new home she discovers her ex boyfriend (Matthew Shear) lives in the apartment below hers. After an awkward first encounter, Diana proclaims her intentions for a genuine friendship, but as the story progresses and old wounds are reopened, she is forced to confront the true nature of her feelings…

First love changes it all. Expectations are unparalleled and the thought of staying with that person forever can seem equally exciting and terrifying. The stories I most like to tell are personal and simple ones that look at how we get in our own way and can often self-sabotage. „The Boy Downstairs“ explores the feelings of fear and doubt that creep in and out of the mind of a young person in love. I hope to make films that portray how women and relationships can be challenging and honest and funny and sad all at the same time. „The Boy Downstairs“ is my first attempt.

Sophie Brooks, film director

 

Sophie Brooks

is a young filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She graduated with a BFA in Film and TV from NYU Tisch. Her short film "Maple Leaves" premiered at The Palm Spring International Short Film Festival in 2014. "The Boy Downstairs" is her first feature film.

Filmography

  • The Boy Downstairs (2017)

Schedule

25.11.2017
18:15 - 19:46
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 1
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 090802
Sold out
29.11.2017
17:00 - 18:31
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 2
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 130101
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Introductory remarks by Ambassador of America H.E. Mr. James Desmond Melville Jr
01.12.2017
17:15 - 18:46
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 151901
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama
Solaris Vitamins

Film info

Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 91 minutes
Language: English
Director: Sophie Brooks
Producers: Dan Clifton, David Brooks, Leon Clarance
Writer: Sophie Brooks
DOP: Stefan Weinberger
Montage: Matthew Friedman
Composer: David Buckley
Cast: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell, Sarah Ramos, Diana Irvine
Productions: The Boy Downstairs Productions, Cliffbrook Films, Motion Picture Capital
Distributor: Nonstop Entertainment
Festivals: Tribeca, London, Austin

Synopsis

Director

Diana (Zosia Mamet) moves back to New York City after a few years in London and finds what seems to be the perfect Brooklyn apartment to start fresh. However, on the first night in her new home she discovers her ex boyfriend (Matthew Shear) lives in the apartment below hers. After an awkward first encounter, Diana proclaims her intentions for a genuine friendship, but as the story progresses and old wounds are reopened, she is forced to confront the true nature of her feelings…

First love changes it all. Expectations are unparalleled and the thought of staying with that person forever can seem equally exciting and terrifying. The stories I most like to tell are personal and simple ones that look at how we get in our own way and can often self-sabotage. „The Boy Downstairs“ explores the feelings of fear and doubt that creep in and out of the mind of a young person in love. I hope to make films that portray how women and relationships can be challenging and honest and funny and sad all at the same time. „The Boy Downstairs“ is my first attempt.

Sophie Brooks, film director

 

Sophie Brooks

is a young filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She graduated with a BFA in Film and TV from NYU Tisch. Her short film "Maple Leaves" premiered at The Palm Spring International Short Film Festival in 2014. "The Boy Downstairs" is her first feature film.

Filmography

  • The Boy Downstairs (2017)