Film
SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY

GILBERT

Directed by Neil Berkeley
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 96 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE GILBERT
Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried has had quite the career. Rocketing to fame in the 1980s, he was thrust into the public consciousness almost immediately thanks to his brash personality, unique worldview, and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself…as a family man.

Director Neil Berkeley’s Gilbert reveals an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father late in life. Gottfried’s singular outlook on life and his ability to bring humor to even the darkest situations has, at times, gotten him into trouble. Still he soldiers on, an expert craftsman at bringing his audience to the edge (and sometimes pushing them over). Gilbert strips the comedic character away to reveal the man behind it. Berkeley allows the audience an intimate — even vulnerable — view of Gottfried out of character.

—Loren Hammonds
Drama, Comedy, Documentary, New York
About the Director(s)
Neil Berkeley is a designer, director, entrepreneur and an all-around decent human being. People seemed to like Berkeley's feature documentaries, Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012) and Harmontown (2014). This year he’ll be presenting his third movie, Gilbert, about an eccentric artist.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight Documentary
  • Year:
    2017
  • Length:
    96 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Associate Producer:
    Christina O'Sullivan, Lai-San Ho, Jake Hostetter
  • Executive Producer:
    Eddie Schmidt, Clay Tweel, Bart McDonough
  • Cinematographer:
    Neil Berkeley
  • Screenwriter:
    Neil Berkeley, James Andre Leche
  • Cast:
    Gilbert Gottfried, Jay Leno, Bill Burr, Jeff Ross, Whoopi Goldberg, Howie Mandel
  • Director:
    Neil Berkeley
  • Editor:
    James Andre Leche, Jake Hostetter
  • Producer:
    David Heiman, Maggie Contreras, James Andre Leche, Neil Berkeley

Contacts
  • Press Contact
    Courtney Ott
    Cinetic Marketing
    New York, New York 10001
    Phone: 646 230 6847
    courtney@cineticmedia.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Josh Braun
    Submarine
    New York, NY 10013
    Phone: 917 687 3111
    josh@submarine.com
  • Print Source
    Christina O'Sullivan
    BRKLY
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Phone: 323 660 6600
    christina@brkly.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Josh Braun
    Submarine
    New York, NY 10013
    Phone: 917 687 3111
    josh@submarine.com