Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip's idol, Ike Zimmerman, offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject-himself.


Alex Ross Perry was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1984. He attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and worked at Kim’s Video in Manhattan. He made his first film Impolex, in 2009. His second film, The Color Wheel, was distributed theatrically in America and France in 2012 and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He lives in Brooklyn.



Philip Lewis FriedmanJason Schwartzman
Ashley KaneElisabeth Moss
Ike ZimmermanJonathan Pryce
Melanie ZimmermanKrysten Ritter
Joséphine de La Baume Yvette Dussart
NaratorEric Bogosian
HollyJess Weixler
EmilyDree Hemingway
Josh Keith Poulson
NancyKate Lyn Sheil
NormYusef Bulos
ClareMäité Alina
SethDaniel London
MonaSamantha Jacober
Uncle JonathanLee Wikof
EveJoanne Tucker
ParkerSteven Boyer
PeterTeddy Bergman
Lowlife at BarCraig Butta


Written and Directed byAlex Ross Perry
ProducersJoshua Blum, Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, David Lowery, Katie Stern
Executive ProducerChristos V. Konstantakopoulos
Co-ProducerMichaela McKee
First Assistant DirectorInna Braude
Director of PhotographySean Price Williams
EditorRobert Greene
Original ScoreKeegan DeWitt
Line ProducerAdam Piotrowicz
CastingLois J. Drabkin, Susan Shopmaker
Production DesignerScott Kuzio
Sound MixingClayton Castellanos
Art DirectorFletcher Chancey
Set DecorationNora Mendis
Costume DesignerAmanda Ford
Hair & MakeupAmy L. Forsythe
Producton CompaniesFaliro House Productions, Sailor Bear, Washington Square Arts