Harry (Jerry Stiller), a recently widowed man in his golden years, has just moved in with his daughter and son-in-law. On his first morning in their home, all he wants is a cup of coffee and his morning newspaper. Instead, he finds himself on a bizarre search through town that leaves him newspaper-less and trapped in the world of modern technology. Directed by Steve Monarque, "Simpler Times" also features a special guest appearance by the other half of legendary comedy duo Stiller & Meara, Anne Meara.


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"Simpler Times" festivals and screenings:

Stay in May Film Festival
Sheffield Theatre, Moorings Park, Naples, FL | May 2017

Ocktober Film Festival
Symphony Space, New York, NY | October 2016

Golden Door International Film Festival 

Winner, Best Director
Nominee: Best Short Film, Best Concept, 
Best Actor Jerry Stiller, Best Actress Anne Meara
Jersey City, NJ | September 2016

New York State International Film Festival

Nominee, Best Short Comedy

Majestic Theatre, Albany, NY | July 2016 |

Nevada International Film Festival
Winner, Platinum Reel Award
November 2015 |
Orlando Film Festival
Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe, Orlando, Florida
October 2015 |
HollyShorts Film Festival
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, Hollywood, CA
August 2015 |

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
Winner, Best Director

Washougal Performing Arts Center, WA
August 2015 |

Long Island International Film Expo
Bellmore Movies, Bellmore, NY
July 2015 |
Manhattan Film Festival
Award Winner |The Players Theatre, New York, NY
June 2015 |
Lighthouse International Film Festival
Winner, Audience Choice Award, Best Short Film
 Long Beach Island Historical Museum, Beach Haven, NJ
June 2015 |
New York International Short Film Festival
Landmark Sunshine Cinemas, New York, NY
May 2015 |
Robinson International Short Film Competition
Finalist | Pittsburgh, PA, May 2015 |
WorldFest Houston
Gold Remi Award Winner, TV Special- Comedy
Houston, TX, April 2015 |
 Palm Beach International Film Festival
Muvico Parisian 20 at CityPlace, Palm Beach, FL
March 2015 |
 Garden State Film Festival
Nominee, Best Short Comedy

SuperStar Theater, Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
March 2015 |
 San Diego Jewish Film Festival
ArcLight Cinemas, La Jolla, CA | Feb 2015 |
 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Winner, Spirit of the Independent Award
Nominee, Best Short Comedy
Cinema Paradiso, Ft. Lauderdale/ Hollywood, FL
Nov 2014 |
 International Family Film Festival
Winner, Best Short Comedy
Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA | Nov 2014 |

Big Apple Film Festival
Golden Apple Award Recipient Jerry Stiller
Tribeca Cinemas, NYC | Nov 2014

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
Nominee, Best Short Comedy

(LA ShortsFest) 
| Laemmle NoHo 7

North Hollywood, CA | July 2014 |

New Jersey International Film Festival

Honorable Mention | New Brunswick, NJ | June 2014​