A New Film Shot on the UWS, Featuring Mel Brooks’ Granddaughter

  Last modified on May 18th, 2021

Upper West Sider Julian C. Santos recently released Last Party, his feature film. The film was shot on the Upper West Side by a group of NYU students and grads, including Samantha Brooks – a current student, UWS native and the granddaughter of Mel Brooks.

Last Party is an ensemble film that takes place over the course of one night. A group of college friends try to navigate their complicated love lives before they leave for winter break.

A naturalistic low-key drama, this film looks at three troubled romances. Shot in real New York locations for added authenticity.


Santos used crowdfunding to finance the film, which has been accepted into four film festivals and is in consideration for more.

The team behind Last Party worked together on dozens of short films over the past few years. This will be their first feature film.

The film will be streaming in early June through the website of the New York Indie Film Festival (which is taking place online this year). Theater screenings around the city will follow shortly after.

For updates, bookmark their website at lastpartyfilm.com.

Featured images by Maxwell Geoffrey


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