Award of Excellence – “The Kids Menu” (USA)

Title: The Kids Menu
Runtime: 10 min
Country: USA
Director: Nyle Lynn
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: September 30, 2018

Synopsis: The Kids Menu’ is a short comedic film about Old School Brooklyn vs. New School Brooklyn, clashing in a local pizzeria. When set-in-his-ways Italian pizzeria owner Pete ‘Pugs’ Puglisi (Vincent Pastore, The Sopranos), meets headstrong modern mom Kat (Nyle Lynn, Comedy Central) tensions and calorie counts rise. This short film, shot in Brooklyn, NY, USA – takes a comedic look at the serious issue of hyper-gentrification that is closing so many beloved “mom & pop” shops all over New York.