The Neighbors' Window - Oscar Winning Short Film

THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW (written & directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Marshall Curry) tells the story of a mother (Maria Dizzia) who has grown frustrated with her husband (Greg Keller) and her daily routine. But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment. (Marshall Curry's other films)

NOTE: There are quiet scenes that work much better with headphones if you watch on a computer.

"Packs a powerful emotional punch... A model of economical storytelling." -The Daily Beast
"A delicate tale in which envy bleeds into empathy.... Unexpected and moving." -Filmmaker Magazine

Written, directed & edited by: Marshall Curry
Starring: Maria Dizzia, Greg Keller, and Juliana Canfield
Produced by: Jonathan Olson & Julia Kennelly
Executive Produced by: Elizabeth Martin
Director of Photography: Wolfgang Held
Music by: James Baxter & The National

This fictional film was inspired by a true story, told by Diane Weipert on Love + Radio's "The Living Room," produced by Briana Breen and Brendan Baker. You can hear the original story here:


  1. Mike Defocus

    Mike Defocus

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Very good movie! Thank you!

  2. Bear Bear

    Bear Bear

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Should have been titled, "Greener Grass".

  3. E Khan

    E Khan

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    I love ❤ it

  4. Valeria Cardenas

    Valeria Cardenas

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    this film is very awesome. You only see the perfeccion of the other´s but never see your perfection. The reality in this society.....just WOW

  5. zahra batool

    zahra batool

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Amazing video 👍

  6. Clara Sullivan

    Clara Sullivan

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Giving modern two sided “rear window”

  7. zamarushka


    Degi Síðan síðan

    I am totally convinced that the film ending would have been way more powerful if the final scene depicted the younger lady staring at the happy family this time rather than the old lady checking on her as usual. Who agrees?

  8. dave fishbro

    dave fishbro

    Degi Síðan síðan

    this is the issue we all face. our ego only wants more and more. it will not stop at satisfaction. this is what leads us to be unhappy. the unlimited desires we have to always want more than what we need. we need to appreciate the little things we have, not what we don't have.

  9. dave fishbro

    dave fishbro

    Degi Síðan síðan

    this film is very touching, deep and can be interpreted in different ways. my view (after seeing it the second time), is that its a classic story of "grass is greener on the other side". you can tell that after the mother spoke to the young lady and realized that SHE was the one that was being envied, she appreciated what she had a lot more (once the family came home). we should always be grateful for what we have been given and not ask for more. appreciate what you have because not everyone is lucky enough to have it.

  10. Nivedkrishna Thavarayil

    Nivedkrishna Thavarayil

    2 dögum síðan

    Isn’t “The Voyeurs” have the same concept

    • Hardik Karelia

      Hardik Karelia

      Degi Síðan síðan

      Yup. It is somewhat similar.

  11. sharonrose nanyaro

    sharonrose nanyaro

    2 dögum síðan

    She was high on somebody else’s life, :(

  12. Zethren527


    2 dögum síðan

    I'm a writer. I don't do cinematography, but that shift at the end? That is one of the most beautiful shifts I have seen in a LONG time.

  13. Sanchit Garg

    Sanchit Garg

    3 dögum síðan

    I guess the grass is always greener on the other side.

  14. Deborah Olcot

    Deborah Olcot

    4 dögum síðan

    That was really nice twist. Both admired the others life and well Mad, cray but GOOD

  15. Eldred D’souza

    Eldred D’souza

    4 dögum síðan

    One of the worst short films I’ve watched.

  16. Irene Pokharel

    Irene Pokharel

    4 dögum síðan

    The way the view changes at the end really got me

  17. Hira Shamim

    Hira Shamim

    4 dögum síðan

    Nazar is real.

  18. don't


    4 dögum síðan

  19. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf

    5 dögum síðan

    That song at 7:15...absolutely devastating. Looked for and found it. Posting here for anyone who loves it as much as I do. "Nobody Else Will Be There" by the National

  20. Akona Goodknee

    Akona Goodknee

    6 dögum síðan

    that's why curtains are made...

  21. Kathan Prajapati

    Kathan Prajapati

    6 dögum síðan

    The only time I ever shed tears over a film.

  22. Amanda Hedwig

    Amanda Hedwig

    6 dögum síðan

    I know I'm not supposed to make this a gender thing, but.... by the power vested in me by the honourable comment section. Its sad that the social media hysteria openly affects only women like that... The guy is acting as if it's nothing, he has the cool, life's-for-the-living calmness. But the lady is so affected...

  23. Kim youhan

    Kim youhan

    7 dögum síðan

    People like what you have and you like what they have😶

  24. Suresh Gurram

    Suresh Gurram

    7 dögum síðan

    CANCER : 🔥🔥🔥

  25. John C.

    John C.

    7 dögum síðan

    I could have never imagined a concept of neighbors spying on each other being this interesting, brilliant writing!

  26. Rola


    7 dögum síðan

    Nothing beats Rear Window.

  27. ୨୧chocolatii._.୨୧


    7 dögum síðan

    Humans.... ignores what they already have, want what others have, appreciate when it's gone. Long story short.. one of these days, God is gonna hit that reset button on us just like he did before bcs of this bullshit Be happy and content with what u have.. stop comparing with others and live ur own life.

  28. Sayoran Sanmugalingam

    Sayoran Sanmugalingam

    7 dögum síðan

    This is great lesson 👏. Every person have good life which gave by God. Every body should realised that.

  29. Chelsea Chelsea

    Chelsea Chelsea

    8 dögum síðan

    Lovely film.

  30. Keren Chevere Perez

    Keren Chevere Perez

    8 dögum síðan

    Humans always find a reason to be ungreatful! Shes lucky she gets to be a mom where others cant. They are alive, they have health... What else can they ask for...

  31. Elizabeth Sirotkin

    Elizabeth Sirotkin

    9 dögum síðan


  32. Sinethemba Mhlongo

    Sinethemba Mhlongo

    9 dögum síðan


  33. A lex

    A lex

    9 dögum síðan

    Esplendido guión y actuaciones. La ventana a través de la cual vemos la vida de los otros pensando en que tienen una experiencia perfecta y muy distante de la nuestra causa tantas distorsiones en nuestra psique y es tan propia del ser humano. Antes eran periodicos, revistas, ahora son redes sociales y en el futuro serán otras, siempre como una ventana.

  34. Canopy Content

    Canopy Content

    9 dögum síðan

    Lovely film with an interesting story perspective! Oscar well deserved! Would love to see more content from you and we need to get more content like this on our channel. Well done!

  35. dreamy wolf

    dreamy wolf

    9 dögum síðan

    The entire perspective of life was put into a 20 minute film. What? Hatts off to everyone behind this art. I love the simplicity,so powerful.

  36. Michelle Kamyszek

    Michelle Kamyszek

    10 dögum síðan


  37. marie


    10 dögum síðan

    that Voyeurs movie on amazon directly plagiarized this lol. then they made it into a too-long, fake-edgy, time waster that acts like endless sex scenes = an interesting plot. pretty shocked by how obviously that movie's concept is copy-pasted from this one.

  38. Noriko


    10 dögum síðan

    This made me cry. No matter how hard life seems to be sometimes, theres always someone, who's going through even more hard times. The grass is not always greener on the other side.

  39. suman pal

    suman pal

    11 dögum síðan

    did the voyeurs got their idea form this one

    • Miguel Mejia

      Miguel Mejia

      10 dögum síðan


  40. Stray Fox

    Stray Fox

    11 dögum síðan

    Why did I watch this at 2 am, damn man 😢

  41. Jam Bebo

    Jam Bebo

    11 dögum síðan

    I didn’t want that to end

  42. abel silva

    abel silva

    11 dögum síðan

    i'd call this movie the perspective of live, that was a beautiful movie

  43. -


    11 dögum síðan

    12 M + views are from blind & deaf liberals only 👍🏼

  44. Dulce Garcia

    Dulce Garcia

    11 dögum síðan

    Let us just be gratefull for the life we have, after all, life itself is a blessing! This movie moved me!

  45. Alicante Spain

    Alicante Spain

    11 dögum síðan

    I love that apartment!!!



    11 dögum síðan

    Just finished The Voyeurs on Amazon and this came up on my feed.. not sure which concept came first since they are both based on stories but I'll just say this blows that movie out of the water. That film had good moments but completely implodes on itself at the end. Also I think it's geared toward a younger crowd. This was so real and told in such a simple yet cinematic way. Perfect song choice in the middle. Finally a short film where the filmmakers actually understand filmmaking.

  47. Folarin Osibodu

    Folarin Osibodu

    11 dögum síðan

    Was "The Voyeurs" 2021 based on this short?

  48. Allezig Duran

    Allezig Duran

    11 dögum síðan


  49. Fly High

    Fly High

    11 dögum síðan

    And in the end she realized how lucky she was... All of us are lucky to have things that we didn't noticed..

  50. Tyler Legare

    Tyler Legare

    12 dögum síðan

    Yo the voyeur straight up stole this plot I just saw the ad for it and it brought me back to this video. Hope the creators get their credit.

  51. Maima Aukuso

    Maima Aukuso

    12 dögum síðan


  52. ALI Ha

    ALI Ha

    12 dögum síðan

    Life is beautiful and people are too. let's be free from our thoughts and beliefs. Let us live in the moment but not in our Minds. Let us flow with the stream of life.Let us be instead of wanting to be. every beginning and end starts within us. Live with Love & Joy. Love yourself first before trying to love anyone.Teach your self first before trying to teach anyone. Where ever you are I Love you and I wish you all the best take good care of your self and don't worry about anything.

  53. Niya Talks

    Niya Talks

    12 dögum síðan


  54. Anita


    12 dögum síðan

    Kinda reminds me of voyeurs but this movie came out this year

  55. Brian Presutti

    Brian Presutti

    12 dögum síðan

    So now Amazon prime is making a series like this?!?

  56. Rosemarie Abon

    Rosemarie Abon

    12 dögum síðan

    It was so sad

  57. Ks Y

    Ks Y

    12 dögum síðan

    Now show the first family, but WITHOUT a huge nice ass apartment. Like a 1 bedroom if you lucky 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  58. Thilini Dhanushka Yapa Bandara

    Thilini Dhanushka Yapa Bandara

    13 dögum síðan

    💕 great 💕

  59. jojo 1998

    jojo 1998

    13 dögum síðan

    It brought me so much new prospective in life.

  60. ParadoxdelaPaladino


    13 dögum síðan

    Anddd that’s why “getting married” and having kids only sounds good for men. For women, it means more housework than we already do. And the dude being clueless? He can’t be Thats stupid lol Gee, I wonder why my wife is unhappy! Maybe because I think going grocery shopping is “fun.” It was a well-done film but my only major critique is the music. It’s unnecessary and takes me out of the moment because it makes me feel like I’m watching a tiktok montage or something.

  61. Fatma Shah

    Fatma Shah

    13 dögum síðan

    Literally enjoyable, I would say instead of observing our neighbors through binoculars or social media windows if we really care about Alot of miseries among humans can be erased unconsciously.

  62. AYUMY


    13 dögum síðan

    THE CASUAL GIRLS ARE BIGTITITS.UNO THREE IN ONE ISboths: THIS IS FINE. SOMEONE: SAYS ''HECK''. ISboths: BE GONE Life's story is a short journey so have fun before sleeping forever #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков .#垃圾.

  63. AYUMY


    13 dögum síðan

    THE CASUAL GIRLS ARE BIGTITITS.UNO THREE IN ONE ISboths: THIS IS FINE. SOMEONE: SAYS ''HECK''. ISboths: BE GONE Life's story is a short journey so have fun before sleeping forever #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков .#垃圾.

  64. Dipankar Dey

    Dipankar Dey

    13 dögum síðan


  65. Joanne Timpson

    Joanne Timpson

    13 dögum síðan

    U know the film hit the nail on the head 4 me we always think sum1 elses life seems to b better when what is right in front of u is the best but we take things for granted having children a family is such a blessing people really need 2 start appreciating what they have because if it gets taken from u its to late make the most of ur life what u have in your own window i beg u.x

  66. Consuelo Buenafe

    Consuelo Buenafe

    13 dögum síðan

    Such enlightenment! Being content and appreciating the life we have. ❤️

  67. intoodeepnow


    14 dögum síðan

    I needed to watch this, It really struck a cord with me even as a single older man.

  68. Willy Wonka

    Willy Wonka

    14 dögum síðan

    This was stupid and a waste of time

  69. S


    14 dögum síðan

    Why can’t ppl be happy at the age you are ? You can. Look at the beauty of a couple married 65 years, instead of coveting one season of life.

  70. Magda W

    Magda W

    14 dögum síðan


  71. Marina


    14 dögum síðan

    Sometimes we are way too much addicted to the lives of others

  72. Annet Nedelec

    Annet Nedelec

    14 dögum síðan

    Reminds me of that old film with Grace Kelly and that famois actor ... was it 'The Window?'

  73. buzzcrushtrendkill


    15 dögum síðan

    Why do characters never laugh or make their partner smile? It would make characters more relatable if even they could exhibit possessing a sense of humor. Being so serious is dry.



      11 dögum síðan

      I think you missed the entire point. This was showing moments of her life dealing with the pressure of raising three kids and having to watch a younger couple having the time of their lives (which could also be a metaphor about social media). There were times the husband tried to make her laugh but she is clearly in a depression state. It's very realistic. At the end she realized the younger couple were longing to have what they had. It was a slice of life that showed longing, remorse, uncertainty and revelation. It didn't need to show laughing.

  74. X W

    X W

    15 dögum síðan

    I don't understand why people have more children if they don't enjoy spending time with them. 😐

  75. Anjali Kaushalya

    Anjali Kaushalya

    15 dögum síðan

    Just was harsh reality which made me into tears on how we have never appreciated each and everything we own but what we've done is envy others with what they have. Which might eventually mean that we had more compared to others but we weren't able to VALUE ourselves. 💔Hats off 👏

  76. L C

    L C

    15 dögum síðan

    Loved it! Great work!

  77. A B

    A B

    15 dögum síðan

    Wow wasn't expecting that. But then again I kinda did... I do the same thing with my neighbours across... And wonder the same. If they can see me too.

  78. Samira A

    Samira A

    15 dögum síðan

    So touching and informative !!!

  79. Muhammad soltani

    Muhammad soltani

    15 dögum síðan

    Massage -Don't see others what they has you don't, see what you have maybe they love to have yours.

  80. Giorgia Formisano

    Giorgia Formisano

    15 dögum síðan


  81. Louela Gerondio

    Louela Gerondio

    15 dögum síðan

    I'm i watching😢😢😢😢😢😢

  82. Louela Gerondio

    Louela Gerondio

    15 dögum síðan

    I'm i watching😢😢😢😢😢😢

  83. Hamed molazienal

    Hamed molazienal

    16 dögum síðan

    So amazing, wish you success.

  84. Victor Brandão

    Victor Brandão

    16 dögum síðan

    Obrigado pela postagem companheiro! (Gente tenho uma playlist chamada "Filmes cult/Netflix de pobre", adiciono filmes que vou achando aqui pelo ISboths, quem quiser dá uma conferida lá)

  85. Adam Smith

    Adam Smith

    16 dögum síðan

    Gets mad that he's working🤣🤣

  86. Sami Nazkhan

    Sami Nazkhan

    16 dögum síðan

    Oh My God! the ending was really unexpected

  87. Sakshi Verma

    Sakshi Verma

    17 dögum síðan

    The national at 7:14! Damn

  88. Perrie


    17 dögum síðan

    This deserves WAY more likes. I'm guessing the dumb dumbs that down voted it didn't get it. What a perfect display of what it's like to which you had what is on the other side of the fence...

    • Donna Rowlands

      Donna Rowlands

      12 dögum síðan

      It won an Oscar in the Video Shorts category.

  89. Nonya Bidness

    Nonya Bidness

    17 dögum síðan

    I appreciate the lack of music.

  90. Мансур Гильмутдинов

    Мансур Гильмутдинов

    17 dögum síðan

    Смотрю через Яндекс браузер с автоматическим переводом на русский язык голосом Алисы 😉

  91. Kieran Fester

    Kieran Fester

    17 dögum síðan

    Bravo 👏

  92. Akanksha Singh

    Akanksha Singh

    17 dögum síðan

    Really really beautiful 🧡🧡🧡🧡

  93. Iestrr Guthrie

    Iestrr Guthrie

    18 dögum síðan

    Nice story very well done good to bring the story along. Enjoyed

  94. Rebecca Lafortune

    Rebecca Lafortune

    18 dögum síðan

    Hi. I have something important to share. Will you listen? "As it is written: 'There is no one righteous, not even one.' "- Romans 3:10 "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"- Romans 3:23 So what does this mean? Well, let's look into it :) "The Lord has disciplined me severely, But He has not given me over to death." - Psalm 118: 18 The psalmist (the person speaking) is talking about how the Lord has disciplined him. To discipline is to reprimand or punish for a wrongdoing. This shows that the psalmist has sinned before. Therefore, he is not righteous right? It would seem like it, but then the psalmist continues on... "Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; The righteous will enter through it." Psalm 118:19-20 So now the psalmist is entering the gates of the righteous. Something that only the righteous can do. How is this possible? How can someone who has sinned be righteous before God? I mean God hates sin how can someone who has sinned be in right standing with him? Well let's find out. "I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me, And You have become my salvation." - Psalm 118:21 It is "You" who has become his salvation; "You" has saved him. But how? And just who is this "You" anyway? The psalmist answers this question by saying "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone." Psalm 118: 22 What stone? Jesus. Jesus Christ is "The stone which the builders rejected...." -Psalm 118: 22 for "He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem." Isaiah 53:3 But he has become the most important piece. Jesus said "I and the Father are one.” - John 10:30 (The father being God) "Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." -John 14:6 For "This Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation exists in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” -Acts 4:11-12 But wait, we still don't know how Jesus can possibly save us. Let's look into that. As we continue further along in the passage it says, "The Lord is God, and He has given us light; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar." -Psalm 118:27 The horns of the alter was a symbol of the death of the sacrifice. People would take hold of the horns of the alter to attain mercy. Jesus died on the cross so that we could obtain mercy. He was the sacrifice. Just like the psalmist, we have all sinned, and are deserving of hell. We all fall short, but.... right after Romans 3:23 (the verse that says that we fall short) comes Romans 3:24 " being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus," Through Jesus we can be justified and made righteous. Not by doing anything to earn it. Not by working hard enough, or praying enough, or reading/ studying enough, or even because of the good things we do for others or God. Only through the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross can we appeal to God for mercy and be in right standing with Him. Not that we deserved anything, but as an unearned gift. Jesus loves every single one of you. (And so does God that's why he sent his son Jesus) That is why he gave up his life for you. He died so that you could be free. The punishment for sin is death. (the second death is hell.) But Jesus died to pay for our sins. "God presented Him as the atoning sacrifice through faith in His blood...." -Romans 3:25 He died for us, but then he rose again. Doing what we couldn't have done, defeating sin and the grave. Do you believe that you are a sinner in need of a savior? Do you believe in the Good news that Jesus came to die for the sins of the world on the cross (and then rose again/resurrected)? Well then... "Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.”” -Acts 16:30-31 "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" -Romans 10:9 Being saved is just the beginning. Now that you are in right standing with God. You can have a relationship with him. He wants to talk to you. Do you wanna know him? He hears all that you say. ( Tell him everything; your plans, worries, fears, memories, problems, everything.) Read your Bible because that is one of the primary ways that God will speak back. He'll show you who he is. He'll let you find him if you seek him. :) He'll teach you how to live a life in freedom from sin. He'll give you the power to repent. Trust in Him He loves you. ❤❤ Whoa you actually finished? Wow I'm impressed. I mean this is just a ISboths Comment After all. 😅

  95. More Than

    More Than

    18 dögum síðan

    Plot twist: the younger couple's binoculars was bigger.

  96. Elfreda Ross

    Elfreda Ross

    19 dögum síðan

    THE GIRLS:18+ ARE TOPGIRLS.UNO THREE IN ONE ISboths: THIS IS FINE. SOMEONE: SAYS ''HECK''. ISboths: BE GONE Life's story is a short journey so have fun before sleeping forever #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков .#垃圾.



    19 dögum síðan


  98. Ugly


    19 dögum síðan

    How to get views: 1. make a short film 2. put "oscar winning short film" in the title 3. profit