Nancy, Please
World Premiere

Nancy, Please

World Narrative Competition
| USA | 84 MINUTES | English
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.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Andrew Semans
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.
Executive Producer
Pawan Singh, Alan Silverstien, Laura Heberton
Vinay Singh, Dave Saltzman
Assistant Director
Aaron Crozier
Andrew Semans
Chris White
Associate Producer
Danielle DiGiacomo
Primary Cast
Will Rogers, Eléonore Hendricks, Rebecca Lawrence, Santino Fontana
Ron Dulin
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jeff Seelye
Director of Photography
Eric Lin
Heidi H. Hamelin
Will Heinrich, Andrew Semans
Casting Director
Rori Bergman
Production Designer
Ana Cambre

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