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WORLD NARRATIVE COMPETITION

NANCY, PLEASE

Directed by Andrew Semans
FEATURE NARRATIVE 84 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE NANCY, PLEASE
Paul's life is good. He is a gifted graduate student at Yale, completing a PhD in English literature, and has finally moved in with his longtime girlfriend, Jen. A bright and promising future seems assured. There's just one thing. Paul has left an item of great importance at his old apartment: a tattered, personally annotated copy of Dickens' Little Dorrit, the subject of his dissertation, and he simply must have it back. Doing so will mean recovering it from his casually sinister and inexplicably vindictive former roommate, Nancy, who blithely thwarts Paul's increasingly frantic attempts at retrieval. His annoyance turns to rage and then to obsession, until his life begins to come undone. Things will get much, much worse before they get better.

First-time director Andrew Semans realizes an immersive vision of all-consuming obsession in this fresh and smart psychodrama, effectively repurposing thriller and horror tropes in an understated drama of one man's quietly unraveling psyche. A wholly novel approach to familiar themes of quarter-life crisis, responsibility paralysis, and victim complex, Nancy, Please is an exciting debut and a reminder of the potential for utterly creative filmmaking to turn the simplest stories into the most original films.
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About the Director(s)
Andrew Semans is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York and directed the shorts All Day Long, I'd Rather Be Dead Than Live in This World, and I Know Where I'm Going. Nancy, Please is his first feature film.
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Film Info
  • Section:
    World Narrative Competition
  • Year:
    2012
  • Length:
    84 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Andrew Semans
  • Screenwriter:
    Will Heinrich, Andrew Semans
  • Producer:
    Vinay Singh, Dave Saltzman
  • Editor:
    Ron Dulin
  • Associate Producer:
    Danielle DiGiacomo
  • Director of Photography:
    Eric Lin
  • Production Designer:
    Ana Cambre
  • Executive Producer:
    Pawan Singh, Alan Silverstien, Laura Heberton
  • Composer:
    Chris White
  • Co-Producer:
    Heidi H. Hamelin
  • Casting Director:
    Rori Bergman
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer:
    Jeff Seelye
  • Assistant Director:
    Aaron Crozier
  • Primary Cast:
    Will Rogers, Eléonore Hendricks, Rebecca Lawrence, Santino Fontana

Contacts
  • Director's Manager
    Paul Canterna
    Seven Summits Management
    8906 W Olympic Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Phone: 310 550 6777
    paul@seven-summits.org
  • Producer
    Dave Saltzman
    Small Coup Films
    Phone: 917-733-3750
    dave@smallcoup.com
  • Sales Agent
    George Rush
    220 Montgomery, Suite 411 San Francisco, CA 94104
    Phone: 415 393 8005
    george@gmrush.com
  • Print Origin
    Andrew Semans
    115 Gates Avenue, #2 Brooklyn, NY 11238
    Phone: 347 404 4421
    andrewsemans@gmail.com
  • Print Source
    Vinay Singh
    Small Coup Films
    68 Clay Road Mertztown, PA 19539
    Phone: 917 692 1739
    vinay@smallcoup.com
  • Producer
    Dave Saltzman
    Small Coup Films
    Phone: 917-733-3750
    dave@smallcoup.com
  • Sales Agent
    George Rush
    220 Montgomery, Suite 411 San Francisco, CA 94104
    Phone: 415 393 8005
    george@gmrush.com
  • Print Origin
    Andrew Semans
    115 Gates Avenue, #2 Brooklyn, NY 11238
    Phone: 347 404 4421
    andrewsemans@gmail.com
  • Print Source
    Vinay Singh
    Small Coup Films
    68 Clay Road Mertztown, PA 19539
    Phone: 917 692 1739
    vinay@smallcoup.com
  • Director's Manager
    Paul Canterna
    Seven Summits Management
    8906 W Olympic Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Phone: 310 550 6777
    paul@seven-summits.org
  • Producer
    Dave Saltzman
    Small Coup Films
    Phone: 917-733-3750
    dave@smallcoup.com
  • Sales Agent
    George Rush
    220 Montgomery, Suite 411 San Francisco, CA 94104
    Phone: 415 393 8005
    george@gmrush.com
  • Print Origin
    Andrew Semans
    115 Gates Avenue, #2 Brooklyn, NY 11238
    Phone: 347 404 4421
    andrewsemans@gmail.com
  • Print Source
    Vinay Singh
    Small Coup Films
    68 Clay Road Mertztown, PA 19539
    Phone: 917 692 1739
    vinay@smallcoup.com
  • Producer
    Dave Saltzman
    Small Coup Films
    Phone: 917-733-3750
    dave@smallcoup.com
  • Sales Agent
    George Rush
    220 Montgomery, Suite 411 San Francisco, CA 94104
    Phone: 415 393 8005
    george@gmrush.com
  • Print Origin
    Andrew Semans
    115 Gates Avenue, #2 Brooklyn, NY 11238
    Phone: 347 404 4421
    andrewsemans@gmail.com
  • Print Source
    Vinay Singh
    Small Coup Films
    68 Clay Road Mertztown, PA 19539
    Phone: 917 692 1739
    vinay@smallcoup.com

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