The Neymarc Brothers Are Downtown’s First Filmmakers in Chief 

03/14/2024 in
The Neymarc Brothers Are Downtown’s First Filmmakers in Chief 

We’re delighted to announce the Neymarc Brothers as the winners of the Downtown Alliance’s first Filmmaker in Chief creative residency. After an incredibly competitive judging process, and among a pool of 432 applicants, a jury of Lower Manhattan cultural leaders ultimately selected Andrew and Remy Neymarc after reviewing their film treatment “Dreamscape.” As winners, the duo will receive a $50,000 grant to edit and shoot a film in Lower Manhattan based on their original treatment. They’ll also be treated to two months lodging at Lower Manhattan’s luxury Mint House, as well as a stipend for their two months of shooting. 

Born in the U.S., raised in Paris, France and currently based in Hoboken, NJ, the Neymarc Brothers are celebrated for their dynamic and cinematic visual storytelling. Together, they built an award-winning video production and visual effects studio called Neymarc Visuals. 

Their short film, “Happy Valentine’s Day,” went viral, won two Webby Awards, received a Vimeo Staff Pick and was shortlisted for a Cannes Lions in Film Craft. The Neymarcs also recently completed their first feature film script, a drama sci-fi called “Timeless,” which also possesses a strong musical component.

 As the Filmmakers in Chief, the Neymarc Brothers will receive a $50,000 grant to produce “Dreamscape,” a short film about a talented yet struggling dancer who faces eviction unless she is able to land a role during a life-changing audition. The impressionistic fairy tale is set amid the urban symphony of the Lower Manhattan streets. The Neymarcs will begin production on the film this summer. We’re so excited to have them! 

To learn more about the Filmmaker in Chief creative residency, the impressive panel of judges who ultimately chose our winners — which included Pete Torres, COO of the Tribeca Festival; Khady Kamara Nunez, executive director of the Perelman Performing Arts Center; Kwame Amoaku, deputy commissioner of the Film Office at the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment; Wynn Thomas, production designer of many films including “Hidden Figures,” “A Beautiful Mind” and “Do the Right Thing;” and Jessica Lappin, president of the Downtown Alliance — as well as Lower Manhattan’s storied role as a setting in film and television, see our Filmmaker in Chief tag. And stay tuned for more FIC news!  

photos: courtesy the Neymarc Brothers

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