Twenty Million People: A Sweet Look at Looking For Love in Jersey to Screen at Montclair Film Festival


There are TWENTY MILLION PEOPLE in the greater New York City area. So why is it so hard to find someone you like?

So asks the romantic comedy Twenty Million People, which will screen at the Montclair Film Festival on May 4 at 9:15 pm and is described by MFF as:

Brian is a cynical Jersey City barista who mocks the idea of happily-ever-after relationships. Then he falls for Ashley, a stand-up comic, and becomes obsessed when she disappears. The winning cast of newcomers, working on a shoestring budget, exemplifies the strong heartbeat of independent comedy in New Jersey.

A romantic comedy about a barista in my hometown of Jersey City—Twenty Million People has my name all over it!

The film was shot in Jersey City and Brooklyn in just 12 days last summer with only $10,000, which was raised entirely online through crowd funding on

Michael Ferrell—the writer, director, actor, and producer of Twenty Million People—will be coming in town for the Montclair Film Festival with the two other producer/actors Devin Sanchez and Chris Prine.

Ferrell excitingly shares, “We recently won the Home Grown Feature award at the Garden State Film Festival and this past weekend we took home the Best Feature Film award at the Maryland International Film Festival.  We’re very excited to take Twenty Million People to our next stop, Montclair!”

Get your tickets for Twenty Million People playing on Friday, May 4 at the Bellevue Theater online here.

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