Breakfast With Curtis


(Award given to the writer, director and producers of a feature made for under $500,000)



Syd, an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur, caused a rift five years ago between the bohemian residents of his house and the family next door. Driven by fervor for a new creative project, Syd now tries to draft the boy next door as a videographer. Troubled fourteen-year-old Curtis is reluctant at first, but grows to relish working with Syd. Their unlikely new collaboration dissolves bad blood between residents of their houses, replacing grudges and repressed secrets with fresh possibility. Past connections are revealed, and new ones sparked, as Curtis’s seminal summer brings a season of change for everyone.