Neo Ned

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Neo Ned
Original DVD Artwork for Neo Ned
Directed by Van Fischer
Written by Tim Boughn
Starring Jeremy Renner
Gabrielle Union
Sally Kirkland
Cary Elwes
Ethan Suplee
Eddie Kaye Thomas
Giuseppe Andrews
Distributed by CodeBlack Entertainment
Vivendi Entertainment
Release dates
  • April 22, 2005 (2005-04-22) (Tribeca Film Festival)
Running time
97 minutes
Language English

Neo Ned is a 2005 romance drama film starring Jeremy Renner, Gabrielle Union, Sally Kirkland, Cary Elwes, Eddie Kaye Thomas and Ethan Suplee. It was written by Tim Boughn and directed by Van Fischer.[1]


The film stars Jeremy Renner as Ned Nelson, a Skinhead who ends up in a mental institution where he meets Rachael (Gabrielle Union), a black woman claiming to be the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler. The unlikely couple's hookup leads them down a shocking road to recovery.



The film currently holds an 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]


To date, the film has won 10 film awards, out of 10 total nominations.


Slamdance Film Festival
  • Best Narrative Feature


Ashland Independent Film Festival
  • Best Feature Film
Newport Beach Film Festival
  • Outstanding Achievement in Directing, Van Fischer
Palm Beach International Film Festival
  • Best Actor, Jeremy Renner
  • Best Actress, Gabrielle Union
  • Best Director, Van Fischer
  • Best Feature
San Diego Film Festival
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Screenplay, Tim Boughn
Sarasota Film Festival
  • Best Narrative Feature

Film release[edit]

After three years of festival screenings (from 2005's Tribeca Film Festival premiere to 2008's Suppository Films Reelblack Festival), the film premiered on Starz on August 19, 2008. It was picked up for distribution by CodeBlack Entertainment, which released the film on DVD on December 2, 2008.


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