Keep the Change

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 94 MINUTES

KEEP THE CHANGE

Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
David, an upper-class charmer, leads a very comfortable life, until he is mandated to attend a support group for adults with disabilities. There, he is forced to come to terms with his own high-functioning autism, despite his resentment towards being singled out as different, or anything other than what he interprets as ‘normal.’

In group, David is paired with Sarah – a quirky and outgoing woman whose optimism initially irks David - and the two take a trip together to the Brooklyn Bridge. Despite their contrasting personalities, they forge a bond. As their relationship deepens, Sarah, confident in herself and her individuality, challenges David to embrace his own uniqueness.

An endearing and naturalistic romantic comedy about people navigating the difficulties of a relationship, Keep the Change details an underrepresented community with authenticity, optimism and humor.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Rachel Israel

Rachel Israel received her BFA from RISD and her MFA from Columbia University. She is an adjunct professor at RISD and has directed short films that have screened worldwide. Israel's feature debut, Keep the Change, has received support from the Sundance Institute, Rooftop Film Festival, and the Princess Grace Foundation.


Director
Rachel Israel
Screenwriter
Rachel Israel
Cinematographer
Zachary Halberd
Editor
Alex Camilleri
Composer
Amie Doherty
Production Designer
Alina Smirnova
Executive Producer
Anne Hubbell, Amy Hobby, Laura Staich, Phillip Reudi
Producer
Summer Shelton, Todd Remis, Kurt Enger
Associate Producer
Min Ding, Alex Camilleri
Co-Producer
Rob Cristiano, Ryan Cunningham
Casting
Adrienne Stern
Music Supervisor
Michael Hill
Costume Designer
Havi Elkaim
Creative Consultant
Ramin Bahrani
Cast
Brandon Polansky, Samantha Elisofon, Nicky Gottlieb, Will Deaver, Jessica Walter, Tibor Feldman

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Michelle DiMartino
Falco Ink
New York, New York 10016
Phone: 212 445 7100
michelledimartino@falcoink.com
US Sales Contact
Jason Ishikawa
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7979
sales@cineticmedia.com
Print Source
Ryan Cunningham
Running Man Post
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212 563 1000
ryanecunningham@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Todd Remis
Salem Street Entertainment
Phone: 917 687 2058
tremis@gmail.com