Locations and times:
CMFT in Hunter, 9/20, 4:15pm
Theater in Woodstock, 9/20, 10am - $8
AQUI IBA EL HIMNO (HERE WAS
A short film by
Mexico / 2002 /
Two wealthy boys
in the heart of Mexico City are suddenly snatched
out of their
complacency by brutal social reality.
Sergio Umansky came to Columbia University’s graduate film school in 1999 from
his native Mexico City, where he was a film/television major in the
Communication and Media Studies program at Anahuac University. He has written
and directed a number of short films and directed several television
segments. “Aqui iba el himno” is his premier 35mm effort.
FOR OUR MAN
U.S.A / 2002 / 24 minutes
An old man sits
down at his desk,
dips his pen
into the inkwell, and begins to tell the story of "Our Man"...
Kazuo Ohno grew up in Tokyo and New York. In addition to producing
numerous short works of his own on video he has worked as a director of
photography, music composer, special effects person, and editor.
He currently lives in New York City and works as a director of commercials.
He is also developing a screenplay for his first feature film.
"For Our Man" is his first project on film.
Director/ Screenwriter/ Editor/Music: Kazuo Ohno
Producers: Caterina Klusemann
Cinematographer: David Hammer
Cast: Ernst Muller, Jeremy Kemp, Michael Christiano
OUTSIDE THE WINDOW
A Short Film by
U.S.A /2002 /10
minutes (Chapman University)
A lady storms
into her noisy neighbor’s apartment as he is preparing to hang himself.
graduated with an M.F.A. in Film Production from Chapman University in the
Spring of 2002. He was awarded by Chapman as 2002’s “Best Producer” and was
chosen to represent Chapman at A.S.C. Student Awards for his work as a
cinematographer. Allan was 18 years old when he directed his first amateur
children’s play. By the age of 24, he had directed 5 plays and was received
several theater awards. He left Brazil to pursue filmmaking. Today Allan is
living in Los Angeles where he works as a cinematography instructor at the New
York Film Academy, shooting short films, and following his dream.
Writer/Director/Producer/Director of Photography: Allan Fiterman
Executive Producer: Rachel Weinstrof
Production Designer: Melanie Rein
Composer: Daniel Tauszig
Principal Cast: Lynette Gaza, Michael Arturo
A short film by
USA / 2002 /
8:30 minutes (NYU)
the last moments of a black man’s life only to see a
picture of his
lynching in a present day art gallery.
was born in
and raised in South Central Los Angeles. He began acting with members of
Teatro Campesino while studying at U.C. Berkeley. Cruz moved from actor to
director and founded his own theater troupe, ˇTeatro Manos Arriba!, where he
wrote, directed and produced his own plays. He later directed “Deep,” a
documentary on youth criminalization, which had great success in the festival
circuit and was broadcasted nationally by Free Speech TV. Cruz received the
2001 DGA Award Winner for Best Latino Student Filmmaker.
He is currently
working on his MFA at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. At NYU he
has directed three short films: “Cardboard Hands,” “Behind Ropes,” and
“Abuela’s Revolt,” Cruz received a 2001 Director’s Guild of America Award for
Best Latino Student Filmmaker.
“Abuela’s Revolt” is his first narrative short film to hit the festival
circuit and has already received recognition. It won Second Place at the
Voladero International Film Festival in Monterey, Mexico. It was a Wasserman
Semi-Finalist for NYU’s First Run Film Festival and received
Mention at the Making Waves Student Film Festival. The film has traveled to
more than twenty-five film festivals, including its world premiere screening
South By SouthWest 2001, Raindance in London, Flickapalooza Film Festival,
Chicago International Latino Film Festival, Method Fest, and Festival de Cine Huesca in
Spain. Abuela’s Revolt has also been written up in the Austin
Chronicle and filmcritic.com. . Recently, it was broadcast on PBS as part of
Nathan Caswell, Jeremiah Zagar
USA / 2003 /
10:30 minutes (Emerson College)
Unbelievable Truth” tells the story of Samuel Pinkus, a young boy with an odd
obsession. When Sammy is ten years old, his family disintegrates.
The same day, his compulsion for photography is born. The more pictures
he takes, the further he detaches from the world,
until his only
means of coping with life is through photography.
was born on May 10th, 1980, in Concord NH—precisely 2122.26 miles from Corpus
Christi, TX. Raised Quaker, his parents frowned upon R-rated movies and
cable television but allowed him to read 'Shogun' at the age of eleven, which
probably caused his lifelong obsession with Japanese women and sudden,
irrational violence. Nathan recently graduated from Emerson College with
a BA in Film.
Considering the circumstances, he turned out okay.
was born in South Philadelphia in 1981; the year of the cock. The son of
artists, he grew up a latchkey kid with shaky Jewish principles. When Jeremiah
was eight years old his father took him to see Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures
of Baron Munchausen." He loved it. And now he studies film at Emerson College
Jeremiah’s last short “Delhi House” screened at a number of festivals
including the Slamdance Film Festival. the Philadelphia Festival of World
Cinema, and the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. “Delhi House”
also screened at the Egyptian Theatre in LA as part of the American
Cinematheque series and it has aired on dozens of PBS affiliates across the
Heather Merriken and Kristina Scott
Associate Producer: Danny Ledonne
Producers Representative: Jeremy Yaches
Jeremiah Zagar & Nathan Caswell
Photography: Erik Messerschmidt
Jeremiah Zagar & Nathan Caswell
Russell, Michael Romano, Rob O'dwyer, Adam Dexter, Michael S. Reich,
Tova Dann, Featuring the voice of Richard Hoffman as
With James Kirkland as the voice of Harold Pinkus
U.S.A / 2002 /
20 minutes (Florida State University)
Fourteen-year-old Scott has liked Rachel since they were kids. His platonic
girlfriend, Danni questions Rachel’s purity and can’t understand why Scott
wants to date her.
A late-night quest, involving a bonfire party and an abandoned church gives
opportunity to make a move on Rachel. A local legend involving visions of the
Virgin Mary sets the backdrop for Scott’s pursuit of true love.
David Mitchell, a devout fan of Truffaut and Hitchcock, studied Film and
English at Wayne State University in Detroit. As a kid, teen and adult, he has
spent countless hours writing stories, making short films and living an
ordinary life filled with love and loss. David did free-lance work on
industrial videos and documentary films before coming to the Florida State
University Graduate Film School. His long-term goal is to write and direct
dramatic feature films which focus on simple moments that are often the most
meaningful in people’s lives.
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Julio Cesar Perez IV
Co-Producer: Jason Varga
Associate Producer: Nikki Nime
Screenwriter: David Mitchell
Director of Photography: Joe Feng
Original Score: Brad Caulkins
Editor: Julio Cesar Perez IV
Sound Designer: Derek Lee Bell
Production Designer: Jessica Mazzer
Principal Cast: Derek Halback Roguski, Marty Masek, Carolina Phipps,
Cameron Diskin, Jeremy A. Luno, Ryanne Lee
Tinker Street, Upstate Films and the
Catskill Mountain Foundation Theater are 35mm facilities.
Upstate and CMFT will also screen beta sp
and digibeta films.
Bearsville, Mountain View, WCC are are
beta sp & digibeta
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