Finding Neighbors

Synopsis: Finding Neighbors is a comedic drama about three sets of Los Angeles neighbors who are searching for true connection. Six months late on a book delivery, stay-at-home graphic novelist Sam Tucker (Michael O'Keefe) has succumbed to a full-on mid-life and creative crisis. Between ice cream, television and a severe case of writer's block, Sam mourns the loss of his youthful inspiration. After his stellar early success and the subsequent failure of his last project, Sam has become unable to move forward. Sherrie (Julie Mond), the provocative girl-next-door, offers him an easy and willing distraction. But it is Sam's budding friendship with another neighbor, Jeff (Blake Bashoff), which helps him begin to reconnect with his creative thread. After a ridiculous misunderstanding, the men start to spend time together. Their playful and unlikely camaraderie frees each of them from the weight of their pasts. But Sam reveals nothing of this to his wife Mary (Catherine Dent). And as he begins to chan
Genre: Comedy, Drama
96 min

- I guess I've been asleep

for most of my life.

Oh, there were moments

of clarity,


snapshots in time.

But overall, a long slide

through dreamland.

But wait.

That's me.

I do remember that

and that.

Those were good times.

The artist as a young man.

The world was my oyster.

But, you know,

I wondered about it, even then

the success,

the adulation.

Was it real?

Did I deserve it?

Or was I an imposter?

I mean, I did the work.

Well, I did some work.

But when it all fell away,

it was almost a relief,

a validation of my suspicions

about myself.

Then what are you left with

when all that dries up?

Alcohol? Women?

I went there, big time.

It seemed harmless at first.

Then I almost lost it all,


even my lovely wife, Mary.

Ask her.

She'll tell you.

I miss it.

She knows I do.

The glory days.

So when the guys next door

rented out their guest house

to Mary's pal Sherrie,

I can't say

that I didn't notice.

I mean, come on.

But around here, it seems like

everyone's got their issues,

even me.

Because, I admit it,


it can be nice.

- Tucker, it's Warren.

So what happened

to the deadline?

To say we need to talk

is an understatement.

- Can you get that?


- Is this yours?

- It looks like it.

- We heard you out there.

- Where?

- Outside the window.

You degenerate.

Next time, we turn you in.

- What was that?

- Um, the guy from next door

brought back our flashlight.

- Oh, he borrowed it?

- Not exactly.

Is this ours?

- I don't know.

Ooh, I got to go.

I'm late.


- Here's your fucking


- Hey, watch your language.

- This is ours.

You think I was spying?

What's wrong with you?

- Is there something wrong

with us?

- Don't do that.

You're not baiting me.

I got plenty of gay friends,

and I'm not putting up with it

from you or your associate.

- One, two, three.

One, two, three.

One, two, three.

- Hey.

- What you doing?

- Nothing.

I'm just driving home.

- Can I tell you again

how much I love this place?

- Oh, I'm so glad.

Hey, what about

the hot Italian guy?

- He's still hot.

- Yeah?

Like a meatball sandwich, huh?

- Meaty and sweaty and

- Okay, all right, got it.

Can't wait to meet him.


Sam, wewe're gonna be late.

- She's my sister, so...

- She's done a really good job.

- You one of the staff here?

- Oh, my wife.

Just recently.

- Congratulations.

- She just renewed her license.

- The one with the orange?

- Mm-hmm.

- Everyone seems

to really like her.

- I'm Sam.

- Mike.

- What's your connection here?

- Senior Therapist.

I retire in two months.

- Good for you.

- Thanks.

- Although I don't know if I'd

ever personally use that word


A lot of people

would say I'm retired already.

Nothing much would change, so...

Are you looking forward to

- Did you have a good time?

- It's not really my crowd.

- Yeah, what's your crowd?

- Good point.


- I did. I had a nice time.

- You're sure you're okay

with it,

going back to work?

- Oh, Sam, come on.

I'm working,

and I'm excited.

- Come on.

Don't be stupid.

- Don't insult me.

- Things won't always

be so good.

- You think I don't know that?

- So appreciate it.

- I need more.

- Than a roof over your head?

- You know

what I'm talking about.

You know exactly!

- But we're doing fine.

We're doing so well.

- "So well" falls very short.

- Tucker, it's Warren.

I'm taking some real heat here.

They're gonna kick it

over to legal.

I can't protect you,

not this time.

- Sam, I thought you said

you were gonna call him back.

- Oh, I did.

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Ron Judkins

Ron Judkins (born 1953) is an American production sound mixer and writer-director. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Sound and has been nominated for another three in the same category. He is also the winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Sound for Schindler's List in 1996. Judkins directed his first feature film, The Hi-Line in 1998, and the project premiered in the Dramatic Competition at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. Judkins is also the writer-director of the comedic drama, Finding Neighbors, a feature film, which had its world premiere in the Narrative Competition at the Austin Film Festival in 2013. He also directed the 2013 documentary 24 Peaces which includes interviews with Desmond Tutu, Marianne Williamson, and Deepak Chopra. more…

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