2003 SHORTS-DRAMA

Locations and times:
CMFT in Hunter, 9/20, 4:15pm -$8
Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, 9/20, 10am - $8
 
 
AQUI IBA EL HIMNO (HERE WAS THE ANTHEM)
A short film by Sergio Umansky
Mexico / 2002 / 22 minutes 
(Columbia University)
 
 
Two wealthy boys in the heart of Mexico City are suddenly snatched
out of their complacency by brutal social reality.
 
Bio:
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.
 
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FOR OUR MAN
U.S.A / 2002 / 24 minutes


Synopsis:
An old man sits down at his desk,
dips his pen into the inkwell, and begins to tell the story of "Our Man"...

 
Bio:
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.

Main Credits:
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 Allan Fiterman
U.S.A /2002 /10 minutes (Chapman University)
 
 
A lady storms into her noisy neighbor’s apartment as he is preparing to hang himself.
 
Bio:
Allan Fiterman 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.
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Main Credits:
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
 
 
THE SHOW
A short film by Cruz Angeles
USA / 2002 / 8:30 minutes  (NYU)
 
 
We experience the last moments of a black man’s life only to see a
picture of his lynching in a present day art gallery.
 
Bio:
Cruz Angeles was born in Mexico City 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
an Honorable Mention at the Making Waves Student Film Festival. The film has traveled to
more than twenty-five film festivals, including its world premiere screening at
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 REELNY.
 
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THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH
Directors: Nathan Caswell, Jeremiah Zagar
USA / 2003 / 10:30 minutes (Emerson College)
 
 
“The 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.
 
Bios:
Nathan Caswell 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.
 
Jeremiah Zagar 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 in Boston.
 
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 country.

Main Credits:
Producers: Heather Merriken and Kristina Scott
Associate Producer: Danny Ledonne
Producers Representative: Jeremy Yaches
Screenwriters: Jeremiah Zagar & Nathan Caswell
Director of Photography: Erik Messerschmidt
Editors: Jeremiah Zagar & Nathan Caswell
Cast: Eric Russell, Michael Romano, Rob O'dwyer, Adam Dexter, Michael S. Reich, Tova Dann, Featuring the voice of Richard Hoffman as Samuel Pinkus.
With James Kirkland as the voice of Harold Pinkus
 
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VIRGIN
Director: David Mitchell
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 Scott the
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.
 
Bio:
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.
 
Main Credits:
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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