THAT FRIEND YOU HATE

Coming Soon.

The night of his birthday, a loser tries to distance himself from his annoying childhood friend as they crash parties and debate who has lower self-esteem.  A buddy comedy in the vein of “Clerks” or “Swingers.”

WINNER - KING AWARD FOR SCREENWRITING - NYU FIRST RUN FILM FESTIVAL
FINALIST - WASSERMAN AWARDS - NYU FIRST RUN FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER - SCREENWRITING CRAFT AWARD - NYU FIRST RUN FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER - ENSEMBLE ACTING CRAFT AWARD - NYU FIRST RUN FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER - EDITING CRAFT AWARD - NYU FIRST RUN FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER - 2015 JAMES RICHARD JANOWSKY AWARD
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2015 BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2015 DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2015 ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL

Written and directed by:  Eli Shapiro
Produced by:  Julianne Augustine, Eli Shapiro, Candice Kuwahara, Kurt Csolak

CAST:
Sean Brannon
Will Cooper
Ariella Segal
Miles G. Jackson
Ann Gulian
Alexa Peretz
Jackie Schiffer
Marilyn Seide
David Wayne Fox
Mark Solari
Rochelle Slovin
T. Boomer Tibbs
Jane Brown
Joe DiMartino
Michael Lippa
Adam Austerlitz
Noah Hyams
James Reilly


CREW:
Assistant Director:  Mike Cheslik
Director of Photography:  Casey Stein
Assistant Camera:  Michelle DoCampo, Spencer Forgham-Thrift, Zack Block
Production Sound Mixer:  Miki Benyamini
Boom Operator:  Yoni Benyamini
Production Designer:  Kelly Cipriano
Costume Designer:  Auri Jackson
Gaffer:  Bernard Zeiger
Key Grip:  Andrew C. Griego
Grip and Electric:  Harry Tarre, Jayesh Hariharan, Erin Trout, Chris Kappel
Script Supervisor:  Cheslea Hooper
Return Crew:  Joe Testa
Editor:  Eli Shapiro
Sound Design and Re-recording Mix:  Bobb Barito
Foley:  Mark Lukenbill and Hollie Bennett
ADR Engineers:  Dennis Hu, Mark Lukenbill
Colorist:  Zachary Gobetz
Titles:  Carlos Flores
Visual Effects:  Brian Magarian
NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Professor Susan Seidelman