Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2018


Directed by Jesse Peretz


Director: Jesse Peretz
Section: Spotlight
Country: USA, United Kingdom
Year: 2018
Language: English
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, Azhy Robertson, Ayoola Smart
18+ (no age rating)



Based on Nick Hornby’s bestseller Juliet, Naked is a moving, funny account of love, loneliness, and life’s unexpected turns… Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan—an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. Duncan is far more devoted to his music idol than to Annie. When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, it leads to a life-changing encounter between Annie and the elusive rocker himself.

Meet the director


Jesse Peretz

Jesse Peretz is a feature film and TV director. Jesse recently directed the pilot for the Netflix show Glow, he has also worked as a producer/director on the HBO shows GIRLS and DIVORCE, Showtime’s NURSE JACKIE and directed episodes of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, among other TV series. The feature films he has directed include OUR IDIOT BROTHER (2011), with Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, THE CHATEAU (2001), with Paul Rudd and Romany Malco, and FIRST LOVE, LAST RITES (1997), with Giovanni Ribisi and Natasha Gregson Wagner, based on the Ian McEwan short story.


Screenplay: Tamara Jenkins, Jim Taylor, Phil Alden Robinson, Evgenia Peretz
Original Material: Nick Hornby
Director of Photography: Remi Adefarasin
Film Editor: Sabine Hoffman, Robert Nassau
Composer: Nathan Larson
Production Designer: Ellie Pash
Costume Design: Caroline Barclay
Producer: Judd Apatow, Albert Berger, Jeffrey Soros, Barry Mendel, Igor Srubshchik, Ron Yerxa, Judd Apatow
Production Company: Bona Fide Productions
Co-Producer: Paul Sarony, Simon Horsman
Co-Production Company: Apatow Productions
World Sales: Rocket Science
Distributor: Prokino Filmverleih GmbH