International Competition

One Year Lease

Brian Bolster
Screening time  
23.02. / Monday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
24.02. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 5  
27.02. / Friday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 5  
'One Year Lease' documents the travails of Brian, Thomas, and Casper as they endure a year-long sentence with Rita, the cat-loving landlady.

Ah, the joy's of renting in New York City! A tiny, expensive apartment is expected. But an eccentric landlord with an itchy speed-dial finger? Told almost entirely through voice mail messages One Year Lease documents the travails of Brian, Thomas and Casper as they endure a year-long sentence with Rita the cat-loving landlady.


Brian Bolster

Brian Bolster grew up in a suburb of Boston before attending and graduating from the film program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His short documentary films have screened at Slamdance Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Outfest and Traverse City Film Festival among others, and his short documentary The Lookout won the Big Sky Award at the 2012 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. His most recent documentary is One Year Lease (2014).

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One Year Lease

2014, 11', HD

Directed by:
Brian Bolster

Brian Bolster

Edited by:
Anthony Sherin

Brian Bolster

Produced by:
Exit 36 Productions, LLC

Festivals & Awards:

Tribeca Film Festival 2014 – Best Short Documentary; Nantucket Film Festival 2014; Rooftop Films Summer Series 2014; Outfest Los Angeles 2014; Doc Utah 2014