The Neighborly written, directed, and produced by Stephen Girouard
Soho International Film Festival 2010 - Official Selection
Jake (Stephen Girouard) and his wife (Heidi Duncan), returning home from the grocery store, greet their 'new' neighbor (James Price) across the hall as he also arrives home. They feel guilty. He moved in a year ago and they have yet to introduce themselves. Their home cooked dinner plans are held up when Heidi realizes they forgot to get olive oil. Jake bounds across the hall to formerly introduce himself and see about some oil. Neighbor Don is quite offended and proceeds to lecture the bewildered Jake on the subject of being neighborly. You might swear you were watching Don Corleone lecture that funeral director on the subject of respect. What will Jake do? What will this olive oil really cost? And why does this film also remind me of the scene from the Godfather where The Don meets his death in the garden? All these questions and more will be answered in this mad cap short comedy.
This film was originally made for Bloomfest,3 an online film festival to honor well known movies.