After returning home from an extended stay abroad, Diana (Zosia Mamet) searches for a new apartment in New York. With the help of her best friend and a determined real estate agent, she comes into an arrangement with a free-spirited widow who owns and lives in her own new apartment building. As Diana moves her belongings into the humble brownstone, she crosses paths with her ex-boyfriend Ben (Matthew Shear). Conversation soon reveals that he lives in the downstairs apartment with his new girlfriend. Rattled, Diana attempts to settle into a new routine stateside, landing a day job at a bridal boutique and spending her evenings nursing a struggling writing career. Yet she can’t shake persistent feelings of regret surrounding her coincidental new neighbor: The Boy Downstairs.
Q&A with expected guests Sophie Brooks.
RUN TIME: 91 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Narrative Features
DIRECTOR(s): Sophie Brooks
PRODUCER(s): Dan Clifton, David Brooks
SCREENWRITER(s): Sophie Brooks
KEY CAST: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O’Connell, Sarah Ramos, Diana Irvine
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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.