A chance encounter between an out-of-work film executive and an aspiring writer leads to a 24 hour Manhattan odyssey through an underworld and back.
Driven by hopes and dreams, steered by selfish yearnings and vague promises, Camilla and Amo’s journey is mythic and fated with irreparable
consequences for both. A dark romance set in New York City. A debut to the long feature film and starring, among others, Charlotte Riley
, Tom Byam Shaw, Michael Wincott, Mía Maestro
and Kelly McGillis
, Grand Street is set in Manhattan, where the slice of New York lives spread out. The 24 hours in
the city and the selfish love, work of the people in it create a drama. The romance of Camilla and Amos itself represents the dry urban life.
Taking the less obvious path to directing, Lex Sidon
started his career in NY as a corporate banker. Always a writer,
collaborating on several
screenplays, he moved to LA where he eventually got behind the
camera directing music videos. Returning to NY, he made the short film The Best Man
(2010), wrote and directed his debut feature Grand Street and
continues to follow his passion for visual storytelling.
As a work-in-progress, Grand Street was one of 6 films chosen
for “U.S. In Progress”, a director’s showcase and post-production
annually in Wroclaw, Poland and Paris, France.
Grand Street will be part of the 15th JeonJu International Film
Festival, taking place from May 1st to 10th, as part of the Festival’s
Section. Screening dates are scheduled on May 2nd and 5th, at
10:30pm (Jeonju Cinematown 2).
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