The Gen Art Film Festival kicked off its seven days, seven features, seven short films with the perfect New York City dramedy Happythankyoumoreplease, directed by first time writer/director Josh Radnor. New York’s Ziegfeld Theatre was made to host premieres such as this. Radnor, who is well known for his role as Ted Mosby in CBS’s hit comedy How I Met Your Mother, says he wrote, directed, and color corrected the film in New York City, adding it was edited in Los Angeles. We’ll let that slide, considering this was through and through a New York film, capturing the essence of what it’s like to aspire, love, and live in Manhattan.
As a twenty-something writer, living in New York City, it would be an understatement to say I didn’t find my own self in Josh’s character, in fact, I almost felt like it was written for me. But enough about me, let’s focus on the achievement of Wednesday night’s Gen Art Film Festival’s opening film, which already won the prestigious Sundance Audience Award. It seems Ted Mosby is ready for something bigger.