Boy Downstairs, The (2017): Sophie Brooks’ Directing Debut

Altitude Film Distribution has taken international sales rights to Sophie Brooks’ The Boy Downstairs, starring actress Zosia (Girls) Mamet.

The company, which will introduce to international buyers at the Cannes Film Market, has also acquired U.K. distribution rights to the comedy drama.

Premiering at the Tribeca Film Fest in April, The Boy Downstairs marks the feature debut of writer-director Brooks.

It co-stars Matthew Shear.

Mamet stars as a young woman who moves back to New York after living in London and finds a nice Brooklyn apartment, only to discover that her ex-boyfriend lives in the apartment below. Initially hoping to continue their relationship as friends, she soon finds old wounds reopening, forcing her to confront true feelings.

“Zosia Mamet is a truly exciting rising star, and her touching performance in ‘The Boy Downstairs,’ wonderfully celebrated at Tribeca, will further cement her rise to stardom,” said Will Clarke, chairman and co-CEO of Altitude Film Entertainment.

The film is produced by Dan Clifton and David Brooks of Cliffbrook Films alongside major financier Motion Picture Capital. Paul Brooks serves as executive producer.