The first Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere is the short film Curmudgeons from director Danny DeVito now streaming on vimeo.com/Curmudgeons.
Sam Morrill, Head Curator for Vimeo’s Staff Picks adds, “We’re incredibly excited and honored to share Danny’s film with the world as our first-ever Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere. A family affair both on-screen and off, Curmudgeons’ colorful characters and colorful language had us laughing and crying the whole way through.”
Making its offline debut earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, the short is a family affair — Curmudgeons is directed and produced by Danny DeVito, alongside his co-producers, and children, Lucy and Jake DeVito. It tells how the best part of getting old is no longer caring what anybody thinks and Ralph Pajovic (the late DAVID MARGULIES) is no exception. At 80 years old and in assisted living, Ralph is involved in a relationship that makes his family anxious. On a crisp, Winter day, his unlucky-in-love granddaughter (LUCY DEVITO) comes for what seems like an ordinary audience with her curmudgeonly grandfather, but Ralph can’t possibly predict the surprise she has in store for him.