Colella Film Nominated for Indie Spirit Award

Breakfast with Curtis, a humorous film directed by FAV faculty member Laura Colella, caught the attention of the folks who curate the Film Independent Spirit Awards. The quirky feature is nominated for the John Cassevetes Award, an accolade reserved for sensational cinema produced on a shoe-string budget. 

Colella weaves a heartwarming tale. The film tells the story of a group of bohemian housemates and an “unlikely new collaboration that dissolves bad blood between the residents,” according to the film’s website.


Other RISD alums had a hand in the film’s success. Aaron Jungels 87 FAVMichael Fails 11 FAVJake Mahaffy 96 FAV and Rachel Vianna 11 FAV were members of the cast and crew. Former faculty member Bob Jungels acted in the project.

The award ceremony will be aired on IFC on Sunday, February 23, at 10 pm. Tune in to root for Breakfast with Curtis!

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