Netflix’s newest drama film The Half of It took home the prestigious Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Alice Wu, the film stars Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, and Alexxis Lemire, as three teens caught in an unconventional love triangle. The Tribeca Film Festival showcases independent films, and while the festival did not take place in person this year, the awards were handed out online.
The Half of It follows the story of Ellie Chu (Lewis), who feels isolated and friendless in her remote, backwater town of Squahamish, where she makes some much-needed extra cash penning homework papers for her fellow high school students. Ellie reluctantly agrees to help the lovelorn school jock Paul Munsky write love letters to Aster Flores, the girl they both secretly love. As all three embark on an unexpected journey of discovery, they form a complicated triangle of friendship as they come to terms with their own unexpected feelings about love and find connection in the most unlikely of places.
The Half of It premieres May 1 (today) on Netflix. For information on joining a virtual watch party with the cast and crew, click here, and watch the trailer for the film below!