Two Neighbors


TYPE
: Narrative Short
GENRE: Drama
STATUS: Pre-Production

LOGLINE

Two young women become unwittingly embroiled in the dark and menacing world of a wish-granting company run by a mysterious Genie. 

SYNOPSIS

TWO NEIGHBORS is a satire based on Aesop’s fable “Avaricious & Envious”.

A wish-granting foundation run by a magical Genie puts out an open call for applicants. Two women, Stacy and Becky, are hand selected. As their meeting progresses, Stacy and Becky grow increasingly hostile towards one another, and what began as an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity quickly devolves into chaos and violence.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

TWO NEIGHBORS is a dystopian fever dream that explores the complex nature of individualism, which at its extreme holds out the possibility of total liberation and total isolation. On its surface, TWO NEIGHBORS is the story of two self-absorbed women whose reciprocal spite results in their mutual destruction. At the same time, it is a story about gender dynamics, market culture and the danger of desires we fail to understand. It is a story of a poisoned fantasy, told unsparingly.

KEY CREW

Ondine ViƱao - Writer/Director

Ondine Viñao (b. 1994, New York) is an Argentine-American artist and filmmaker. At NYU, Viñao studied between the Studio Art department at Steinhardt and the Film & Television department at Tisch. HOLY FOOLS, Viñao’s recent solo presentation, was exhibited at the Rubber Factory (NY). Notable exhibitions include screening and talk at the Sheffield Doc Fest (UK), Labs New Artists at Red Hook Labs (NY), and a two-artist show at The Goss-Michael Foundation (TX). Other achievements include artist talks at Hauser & Wirth (NY) and Freunde von Freunden (DE), and Viñao’s first photo book published with Ginny Projects. Her work has been featured in ARTnews, Document Journal, Garage Magazine, Office Magazine, The Observer, BlackBook, and New York Magazine.

Briar McQuilkin - Producer

Briar, a born and raised New Yorker, began her career in the arts, working at The Whitney Museum of American Art in a fundraising capacity as a grant writer. She later made the transition to development/production in New York. Starting off as a book scout at the book to film/tv scouting firm, Conner Literary, she then moved over to the development side of entertainment, working at Nine Stories Productions, across film, television, and theater. She is now at A24, focusing on TV development.

Ivy Freeman-Attwood - Producer

Ivy Freeman-Attwood is a producer and actor from London, UK. She received an Advanced Professional Intensive Acting Diploma from the GFCA (Giles Foreman Centre for Acting).

Ivy produced ON POINT (2022), written and directed by Christian Schifano (MFA Candidate, Columbia University) and starring Taliah Webster (Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards - GOOD TIME) and Sam Dillon (BOYHOOD, BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS). Ivy executive produced the feature film THE WATERHOUSE (2022), written and directed by Samuel Clemens and currently in post-production.

Portal Pictures - (Executive Producer)

Portal Pictures is an independent production studio founded in 2020 by Kian Benjamin (UK) and Brendan Brulon (US), headquartered in New York City.

The studio's recent work includes WWW.RACHELORMONT.COM (2022) written/directed by Peter Vack and starring Chloe Cherry and Dasha Nekrasova, the Fall/Winter 22-23 cover of HOLIDAY MAGAZINE #390, the video teaser for BROCKHAMPTON’s new album "THE FAMILY", and THE CRUSADERS (2022) written/directed by Maxx Starr and starring Peter Greene and Sophia Lamar.

Portal is currently in post-production for SUCKER (2023), written/directed by Deni Cheng and recipient of both the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant and the Flies Collective Film Grant, and UNTITLED (2023), written/directed by Tiger Hornby and starring Cricket Brown.

 

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