Lloyd Neck

Narrative, 15 min.

Brian Dare and Carina Goldbach in Lloyd Neck

Alex has a crush on her brother's friend Jesse. But Jesse likes Alex's brother Taylor. Alex knows something is up with her brother. He's in a strange place and he takes Alex and Jesse to his favorite spot.

Lloyd Neck was one of eighty short films selected from 5,100 submissions to premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. It played at over twenty film festivals around the world in London, Iceland, Italy, Australia, Argentina, Hong Kong, and Singapore. It has since been viewed 1.5 million times on YouTube.

“Benedict Campbell’s 2008 short Lloyd Neck is a moment of quiet contemplation amidst the bustle and bitchiness of adolescent life, tenderly fleshing out the intuitive nature of a relationship between two siblings. Shot with a refreshingly old school graininess, the film observes the network of affection and attraction between Taylor (Aaron Michael Davies), his younger sister Alex (Carina Goldbach) and his friend Jesse (Brian Dare) with the warm acceptance of a retrospective reflection.”  -- David Pountain, Filmdoo.com