Awards and Official Selections

  • 20 Official Selections including Breckenridge and Nashville Film Festivals
  • Best of the Fest – Downtown Tyler Film Festival
  • Best Domestic Short Comedy – Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
  • Best Supporting Actor (Chris Cubas) – Prison City Film Festival
  • Best Texas Film – Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
  • Best Original Music – Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
  • Best Actor (Erik Anderson) – Eyecatcher Film Festival
  • Best Microshort Film – Eyecatcher Film Festival
  • Best Comedy Short – Lionshead Film Festival
  • Best Short Drama – Bare Bones Film Festival
  • Director’s Choice – NECAT Network Film Festival

A yuppie investor scouts real estate opportunities in an “up and coming” part of town, where he encounters a series of begrudging locals.

Remember the classic 1980s “one crazy night” comedy, like Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead or After Hours? And remember how that era was also ripe with social satires like Do the Right Thing?

Michael Charron’s 2017 comedy short “Here Comes the Neighborhood” remembers both and brings them together for a hilarious and cutting 10 minute short about Trevor (Erik Anderson), a Prius-driving, burnt-orange-wearing guy who heads to Austin’s hottest new food truck (the PBJ tacos are insane, yo) but ends up giving a lift to a local resident (comedy powerhouse Chris Cubas) with his own plans. Let’s just say that Trevor’s plan for a quiet night with his girlfriend, a few PBJ tacos, and maybe scouting out an investment property before the market takes off, well, could be a little derailed.

A pointed but not mean jab at oblivious gentrifiers, Charron’s hilarious short features not only former Chronicle cover star Cubas, but also 2016 Best of Austin Winner Maggie Maye and a cameo from 101X DJ CJ Morgan

– Richard Whittaker (Austin Chronicle)

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