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Our Good Neighbor is a never-released entry for the bricksinmotion.com contest "Darkness and Light" that was cancelled during pre-production. It would have featured a woman at the center of the conflict that is central to Project U.


Film Details Edit

  • Release Date: n/a
  • Running Time: n/a
  • MPAA Rating: n/a
  • Director: n/a
  • Producer: Andrew Bermudez
  • Writer: Andrew Bermudez

Plot Summary Edit

The film opens with husband Richard Githrowe and wife Beth Githrowe settling their divorce in court, with Beth getting full custody of their children.

Later, after Beth moves to a new city, she meets her new neighbor, a single security guard named George Harold. They take a liking to each other, and George develops a growing infatuation for Beth.

In a dark alley, a mysterious man meets Richard, who tells him that George, who is now in a relationship with Beth, is a threat for the Baron's plans and must be killed. Richard is reluctant to agree, but the man strikes a deal: if he can kill George for his boss, Richard can have his wife back.

One night at Beth's house, George stops by and gives his new girlfriend a gift basket. After she asks Charlie to go upstairs to bed, they talk about what they do for a living. However, their conversation is cut off by Richard, who has come to kill George. Beth tries to protect him, but Richard is able to complete his task. Beth, infuriated, beats her ex-husband until he dies. As she stands in the aftermath of the confrontation, she discovers I.D. cards on the two bodies. It turns out that George worked for Dr. Leinad Laboratories and Richard worked for Solarum Industries.

Production History Edit

On May 31, 2015, bricksinmotion.com announced a brand-new contest: "Darkness and Light." It was proposed as a contest that would explore unique lighting that is far different from the even lighting that has come to define most brickfilms.

When the contest was first announced, Mustache Maniacs Film Co. wanted to create a new film for this contest that not only explored darkness and light literally, but figuratively as well. With that, this edgy concept was conceived.

The film was announced on June 8, 2015 as part of a new content schedule update that also included the announcement of the now-defunct LEGO Studios: The RPG. Writing for the script began right after the announcement, which was completed at the end of June. Early in July, it was submitted for review, but was so thoroughly hated that it was cancelled on July 2, 2015. There was talk of doing another film for the contest, but this proposal was discarded on July 27, 2015.

Characters Edit

  • Beth Githrowe (n/a)
  • Richard Githrowe (n/a)
  • Charlie Githrowe (n/a)
  • George Harold (n/a)
  • Cromwell Powell (Andrew Bermudez)
  • Judge (n/a)

Credits Edit

Tropes Edit

Our Good Neighbor contains examples of the following tropes.

  • Canon Welding: While never mentioned by name, the mysterious man that talks to Richard is Cromwell Powell, the COO of Solarum Industries. His boss is implied to be the master of chaos himself, Baron Typhonus.
  • The Conspiracy: The film implies that there is a conspiracy afoot, with Richard Githrowe being a part of this plot. The details in this film are vague, though.
  • Downer Beginning: The film opens with Richard and Beth filing for divorce.
  • Downer Ending: The film concludes with both Richard and George dying in a house confrontation. This is immediately followed by...
  • Gainax Ending: The film fully ends when Beth discovers that Richard worked for Solarum Industries and George worked for Dr. Leinad Laboratories.
  • Girl Next Door: Played with in that the girl next door in this film is the main character, but you could also look at this film gender-flipping this trope as well. After all, Beth Githrowe falls for George Harold, the guy next door.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: This film implies that Richard Githrowe is part of a larger conspiracy, but what this conspiracy IS is never addressed. Some blame this for being the reason for the film's downfall.
  • Jigsaw Puzzle Plot: Quite frankly, this film only makes sense if you have the entire plot of Project U laid out in front of you. This is another reason that this film was cancelled.
  • The Moving Experience: Part of the driving force of this film's plot is Beth moving to a new city.

Trivia Edit

  • Even though this film was all about Project U's central conflict, this film was never going to be an official Project U film.
  • This film's cancellation resulted in policy changes regarding film announcements.

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