Lately, Adam Sandler and the Safdie brothers have been garnering much attention for the success of the movie Uncut Gems. Rolling off this momentum, Sandler and the brothers have already put out another project, this time a short film titled OLDMAN v SILVERMAN.
The six-minute film follows Sandler and Benny Safdie as two street performers in New York’s Times Square who rival against each other to see who outshines who — Josh Safdie worked the camera and co-directed. They’re both painted in metallic paint, with Sandler covered in gold; Benny, silver. Though Sandler’s human statue is not the most steady, he turns out to be the likable performer, as opposed to Benny. One thing worth noting is that the audiences seen in the film checking out the street performers were real people, and they had no idea they were going to be a part of the short film. In a statement, Benny Safdie offered a few words on his intention for the film: “The whole point is for people to go home thinking it’s real.”
Scroll above for a look at the new short GOLDMAN v SILVERMAN.
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