Film
US NARRATIVE COMPETITION

KEEP THE CHANGE

Directed by Rachel Israel
FEATURE NARRATIVE 94 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE KEEP THE CHANGE
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.
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
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.

Film Info
  • Section:
    US Narrative Competition
  • Year:
    2017
  • Length:
    94 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Composer:
    Amie Doherty
  • Cast:
    Brandon Polansky, Samantha Elisofon, Nicky Gottlieb, Will Deaver, Jessica Walter, Tibor Feldman
  • Producer:
    Summer Shelton, Todd Remis, Kurt Enger
  • Screenwriter:
    Rachel Israel
  • Creative Consultant:
    Ramin Bahrani
  • Cinematographer:
    Zachary Halberd
  • Casting:
    Adrienne Stern
  • Associate Producer:
    Min Ding, Alex Camilleri
  • Music Supervisor:
    Michael Hill
  • Editor:
    Alex Camilleri
  • Executive Producer:
    Anne Hubbell, Amy Hobby, Laura Staich, Phillip Reudi
  • Director:
    Rachel Israel
  • Co-Producer:
    Rob Cristiano, Ryan Cunningham
  • Costume Designer :
    Havi Elkaim
  • Production Designer:
    Alina Smirnova

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