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"Oh Jerome, No!" New Ray-Ban Comedy Short Follows a Socially Awkward Romeo

Press Kitchen, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Washington Square Films' Spielbergs direct comedic film about love and courage for Ray-Ban

"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).

 

Credits:

Client: Ray-Ban

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

Editorial: PS260

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