Leon's Fantasy Cut

Two first generation Ukrainian-American brothers George and Iggy know they are destined for great things. George is a wannabe business scion festering in a cell phone store. Igal is a small-time pot dealer and an aspiring Rap mogul. They are stuck together in a suffocating studio apartment in South Brooklyn and are constantly at each other’s throats. But they know that their situation has to be temporary-- after all this is America. George meets Ella, a hipster transplant and sees her as his key to a life outside the neighborhood. Iggy is convinced that Yuriy, a promising rapper he is “managing,” will be his ticket to a life of luxury if he can just get his music to the right person. But both of them learn that their dreams are elusive and that unrealized ones can make a person lose their mind.

  • Josh Caras
    Director
  • Jonathan Valde
    Director
  • Josh Caras
    Writer
  • Jonathan Valde
    Writer
  • John Wollman
    Producer
    Paint, Bear Season, As They Made Us
  • Jennifer Kachler
    Producer
  • Josh Caras
    Producer
    Brain Jail
  • Jonathan Valde
    Producer
  • Josh Caras
    Key Cast
    "George"
    Good Boys,The Highwaymen, Glass Castle
  • Jonathan Valde
    Key Cast
    "Iggy"
    Paint
  • Ella Rae Peck
    Key Cast
    "Yuriy"
    Gossip Girl, Welcome to the Family, Bachelorette
  • Paul Cooper
    Key Cast
    "Yuriy"
    Westworld, Paint
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 38 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    52,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Brooklyn Film Festival
    Brooklyn
    United States
    June 11, 2022
    World Premiere
    Audience Award Best Narrative Feature, Best Brooklyn Project
  • NYCITFF
    New York
    United States
    February 17, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Josh Caras, Jonathan Valde

Josh Caras - Josh Caras has been working as an actor in New York for almost twenty years. He studied history at the New School. His credits span film and television and include Boardwalk Empire (2013), Hell on Wheels (2015), Good Boys (2019), The Highwaymen (2019), and Paint (2020) along with many others. This is his first directorial effort.

Jon Valde - Jon Valde was born and raised in Brooklyn. He has been working in film and television as an art director for over a decade. He has directed music videos for dozens of artists and his sketch comedy, under the moniker "Schweppes Baguette,” has a devoted following and has gone viral several times on Tiktok. This is his first feature.

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