Ray-Ban Oh Jerome No
“Oh Jerome, no!” The eponymous phrase refers to Jerome (Mamoudou Athie, The Get Down), the protagonist in the latest short film from Ray-Ban and Yours Truly. Oh Jerome No, the third short for Ray-Ban as part of their #ITTAKESCOURAGE campaign, explores the story of Jerome, a bachelor with all the luck in his court: mystery, sociability, and sensitivity. Maybe too much sensitivity. So much sensitivity that he mistakenly blurts out “I love you” in the very early stages of each romantic conquest. After seeing a hypnotherapist to help him curb his premature declarations, Jerome finds out whether his new, more socially acceptable behavior will help him in a different kind of budding relationship.
Oh Jerome No features original music by American singer-songwriter Natalie Prass, who plays Jerome’s love interest. Jerome discovers through the minutiae of day-to-day life – picnics in the park, the loss of a pet fish, and eventually a couple’s fight as a result of Jerome’s hypnotism – that he is capable of love at the right time and place after all. Men with the courage to display their sensitive sides might just win out in the end.
Oh Jerome No Credits
Filming was shot by copywriters/directors Spielbergs (Teddy Blanks and Alex Karpovsky) via Yours Truly Creative with creative directors Babak Khoshnoud and Will Abramson, agency producers Frances Capell and Francesca Orrach, producer Melodie Sisk, director of photography Zachary Galler, production designer Tom McMillan, costume designer David Withrow, line producer Ash Cristian, unit production manager Andrew Petrilak, 1st assistant director Chino Mendez, 1st assistant camera Matthew Manning, 2nd assistant camera Michael T. Moran, steadicam operator Korey Robinson, key grip Joe Wannemacher, gaffer Kaity Barnes, sound mixer (on set) Daniel Sheppard, boom operators Juan Hurtado and Cristina Bevia, set decorator Rebecca Spiro, hair and makeup stylists Sasha Grossman and Nicolette Gold, associate producer Allison C. Hanes, key PA Ramon Torres, production assistants Alston Brown and Chief Coultman, assistant editor (on-set) Cale Brooks.
Spielbergs are represented by Washington Square Films.
Editor was Adam Epstein at PS 260 with assistant editor Colin Reilly, post producer Evann Borgman, executive producer Zarina Mak. Colourist was Andrew Francis. Sound was designed by Gene Park at Toneburst Audio.
Music by Natalie Prass appears courtesy of Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Performers in Oh Jerome No were Mamoudzou Athie (Jerome), Natalie Prass (Natalie), Arturo Castro (Dan), Krystal Joy Brown, Jennifer Kim, Karley Sciortino (First Dates), Debra Winger (Hypnotherapist), and director Alex Karpovsky (bar tender).