Upright Citizens Brigade Alums To Release Romantic Comedy Short "Uber Ex" This Valentine's Day
This new award-winning short film about technology, millennial relationship angst, and biracial identity will be available for free on Vimeo and Amazon Prime.
Directed by Matt Braunsdorf ("Draftsville,"
Matt says he was originally drawn to "Uber Ex" because he saw it as a chance to further explore the dynamics of modern relationships and how they can be affected by technology. "It can be both a benefit and a curse, and with this film perhaps it can force us to confront our arrested development and either cause us to succumb to its embrace or find the strength to move on," he said.
Jonathan Marballi, an American of Indian, Italian and Russian Jewish descent who identifies as Christian, drew from his own life when writing the script. "I wanted to explore the complexity of being a half-white, half-Indian, American in a way that passively unfolded over the course of the characters' conversation because that's often how I experience it in real life," he said.
The story takes place over the course of a ride home after a party when David (Marballi) and Kate (Betts) find themselves in the backseat of a car being driven by Kate's old flame, Lev (Michaels). During this tense comedy, secrets arise, alliances shift, and relationships are challenged.
Please feel free to reach out to Jonathan, Matt, Jeremy, or anyone involved with the project for any inquiries at the e-mail address or phone number posted with this release.
Private Screener: https://vimeo.com/
FilmFreeway Profile with EPK, BTS photos, social media links, and more: https://filmfreeway.com/
Available on Amazon on February 14 at: [URL Pending]
Available on Vimeo on February 14 at: https://vimeo.com/