The Back of Her Head 14 years old

Josh Safdie made this assured comedy in and around his apartment building when he was still a film student at Boston University. The dioramic setup plays like a vertical REAR WINDOW: a shy daydreamer (played by Safdie) lives above an older Hindi man who lives above a reckless Brit who lives above a girl stuck in a bad relationship. The boy two floors up can only see the back of the girl’s head but that’s enough for a crush to develop. Safdie makes the most out of the single location, deploying dynamic camera angles, wry slapstick and even a couple of crane shots for a whimsical picture of city living.

Credits

The Back of Her Head Cast

Name Character
Josh Safdie He was 22, now 37 years old as Him
Jake Sumner He was 21, now 36 years old as Jake

The Back of Her Head Crew

Name Department
Josh Safdie as Director. He was 22 (now 37) years old Directing
Josh Safdie as Producer. He was 22 (now 37) years old Production
Josh Safdie as Writer. He was 22 (now 37) years old Writing
Benny Safdie as Writer. He was 21 (now 36) years old Writing
Brett Jutkiewicz as Cinematography. Crew
Brett Jutkiewicz as Editor. Editing
The Back of Her Head poster
The Back of Her Head (14 years)

  • Release day: Saturday, January 20, 2007
  • Runtime: 21 minutes