"Oh Jerome, No!" New Ray-Ban Comedy Short Follows a Socially Awkward Romeo
“Oh Jerome, no!”
The eponymous phrase refers to Jerome (Mamoudou Athie, The Get Down), the protagonist in the latest short film from Ray-Ban and Yours Truly. Oh Jerome, No is written and directed by Teddy Blanks and Alex Karpovsky, together known as Spielbergs. Spielbergs are represented by Washington Square Films. Jerome is a bachelor with all the luck in his court: mystery, sociability, and sensitivity. Maybe too much sensitivity. So much sensitivity that he mistakenly blurts out “I love you” in the very early stages of each romantic conquest.
After seeing a hypnotherapist to help him curb his premature declarations, Jerome finds out whether his new, more socially acceptable behavior will help him in a different kind of budding relationship.
In the film, which features original music by American singer-songwriter Natalie Prass, who plays Jerome’s love interest, Jerome discovers through the minutiae of day-to-day life—picnics in the park, the loss of a pet fish, and eventually a couple’s fight as a result of Jerome’s hypnotism—that he is capable of love at the right time and place after all. Spielbergs demonstrate with humor that men with the courage to display their sensitive sides might just win out in the end.
The film, the third short for Ray-Ban as part of their #ITTAKESCOURAGE campaign, also features Alex Karpovsky (Girls) and actor Arturo Castro (Broad City).
Directors/Writers: Spielbergs (Teddy Blanks & Alex Karpovsky)
Production: Yours Truly Creative
Producer: Melodie Sisk
DP: Zachary Galler
Production Designer: Tom McMillan
Costume Designer: David Withrow
Line Producer: Ash Cristian
Editor: Adam Epstein
Assistant Editor: Colin Reilly
Post Producer: Evann Borgman
Sound Designer: Gene Park
Colorist: Andrew Francis
Performers: Mamoudou Athie, Natalie Prass, Arturo Castro, Krystal Joy Brown, Jennifer Kim, Karley Sciortino
Category: Accessories , Clothing/fashion
Genre: Comedy , People , Storytelling