My new short film went up on election day. Unfortunately, it speaks a little too …
Written and Directed by Alex Ross Perry
Starring Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Kristen Ritter, and Josephine de La Baume
Produced by James M. Johnston, Toby Halbrooks, David Lowery, Katie Stern, and Joshua Blum.
Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip’s idol, Ike Zimmerman, offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject—himself.
Following up his critically-acclaimed The Color Wheel, Alex Ross Perry scripts a complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy filled with New Yorkers living their lives somewhere between individuality and isolation. Jason Schwartzman leads an impressive cast, including Elisabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter, and Jonathan Pryce, balancing Perry’s quick-witted dialogue and their characters’ painful, personal truths. With narration by Eric Bogosian, we switch perspectives as seasons and attitudes change, offering a literary look into the lives of these individuals and the triumph of reality over the human spirit.
LISTEN UP PHILIP premiers in the NEXT section at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.