The New Tenants

The New Tenants is a 21-minute Danish-American short film directed by Joachim Back, written by Anders Thomas Jensen and adapted by David Rakoff. It was produced at M&M Productions and Park Pictures by executive producers Lance Acord, Mette Ambro, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Gigi Realini, Jean Villiers, producers Sam Bisbee, Johanne Stryhn Felding, Erika Hampson, Tivi Magnusson, Christian Potalivo, director of photography Pawel Edelman, production designer Janet Kim. The locations manager was Nathan West.[1]

The film follows a couple who, upon moving into a new apartment, are terrorized by a drug dealer, looking to settle a score with the previous owner.



The film won the 2009 Oscar for Best Live Action Short.[2] [3]


  1. "The New Tenants". The Inspiration Room. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  2. "The New Tenants | News". Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  3. Short Film Winners: 2010 Oscars-YouTube
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