The 2018 BAFTA Student Film Awards – Shortlisted
WINNER – 2018 National Board of Review Student Award
WINNER – 2nd Place Wasserman Award at First Run Film Festival
WINNER – Sante Fe Independent Film Festival, Winner of Audience Choice Award for “Best Short Film”
WINNER – Queen Palm International Film Festival – “Best Director” and “Best Short Film”
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Tribeca Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Rooftop Films Summer Series
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Indie Street Heartland International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Kinematic Shorts International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Indie Street Independent Film Festival
Written & Directed by Jean Pesce
Starring two-time Tony Nominee Sarah Stiles and Carmine Raspaolo
“So You Like the Neighborhood” is a dark comedy and (mostly) true story about a girl who gets dumped by her boyfriend and then evicted from her Brooklyn apartment, all in the same day. When she goes to drown her sorrows at a nearby bar, she befriends some locals who offer to help her with the eviction. They just so happen to be former mafia members, and by ‘help,’ they mean something rather more nefarious. Things quickly spin out of control when she impulsively agrees to meet with a mafia hit man about ‘eliminating’ her ex-boyfriend and landlord.
Starring two-time Tony nominee, and star of Epix’s “Get Shorty,” Sarah Stiles. “So You Like the Neighborhood” is Jean Pesce’s Graduate Thesis Film at NYU.