A man’s attempt to leave his apartment is thwarted by a sickly neighbor who refuses to practice social distancing.
“Brovid19” started life simply as “Bro”, a short film I made for the Roger Corman Quarantine Film Festival, whose only guidelines were that it had to be under two minutes, and shot on a cellphone. I ended up playing all the characters in the film, as well as acting as my own crew. Somehow this worked out, and based on positive reviews of the finished short in the UK Film Review, Caveat Lector, and PopHorror.com, I decided to recreate, shot for shot, the whole film on a much nicer camera with a variety of lenses. The finished piece, re-titled Brovid19, spent the next year on the festival circuit, playing at the Burbank International Film Festival, the Portland Comedy Film Festival, San Francisco’s Another Hole in the Head, and the Berkeley Video and Film Festival, where it was awarded “Best Covid Comedy” of 2020.