The 2013 NYU Purple List
Writer and Adderall enthusiast Stephen Elliott reaches a low point when his estranged father resurfaces, claiming that Stephen has fabricated much of the dark childhood that that fuels his writing. Adrift in the precarious grey area of memory, Stephen has to navigate the unstable terrain of truth and identity.
Five years ago, three outlaws saved their world, (which is much like our world but with more talking reptiles.) Today, they’re adjusting to everyday life in alternate-reality Brooklyn. The two timelines interweave, mixing sci-fi action with indie romance and turning the conventions of both genres inside out.
A desperate fisherman and a naive kid embark on a dangerous journey trafficking drugs up the Pacific coast of Colombia. Hidden beneath the waves, they tow a narco torpedo filled with millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Together they must brave the war-torn region while navigating the growing tension between them.
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Coming of Age
On Manhattan’s gilded Upper East Side, a young painter, Charlie, finds the man of his dreams in a charming older pianist from across the globe. If only Charlie weren’t secretly in love with his manipulative best friend, Sebastian, who is embroiled in a financial scandal.