Miriam Cabessa is an Israeli-born artist. The film, "Miriam" captures the elegant process, routine and performance of the sought after painter. of She currently resides and works in Brooklyn and Tel Aviv respectively.
"Miriam" has shown in The Female Eye Film Festival (Toronto) and Altered Esthetics Film Festival (Minnesota). The film is featured in September 2015 edition of CineWomen.
MC SIZZLE REEL
BAM presents "BLUSH," performed by Gallim Dance on May 21-26th, 2013. Choreographed by founder and director Andrea Miller, the dance routine is a representation of the unique and constructive oeuvre of the dance company.
"Trove" is a story of a Brooklyn mixed use space owned by John Scioli. Mr. Scioli is the founder of The Community Bookstore, a celebrated, Cobble Hill gem and haven to intellectuals alike. Open seven days a week, he is the primary caretaker of the book and a familiar face within the neighborhood. He lives in the floors above the corner store.
"Eastbound: A City Symphony" is a characterization of New York's East Village neighborhood. Filmed from dusk to dawn, the short explores the transformation of a place and time, within a ten block radius.
Eastbound: A City Symphony
"Dhalang: The Master Puppeteer," is a personal essay film that explores the idea of self-identity. The film takes on a lyrical and conceptual direction, commenting on the filmmakers Indonesian-American heritage. Moreover, it dives into the complexity of self in the everyday life.
USA DIVAS is an after school dance program in Bronx's Urban Science Academy. Lead by teacher, dancer, choreographer and percussionist LeeAnet Noble, the five year old program has helped young dancers train and perform across New York State. The program is supported by Manhattan New Music Program.
"Amplify: The Story of Synesthetes" dives into the multi-sensory world of synesthesia. Surveying the various degrees of stimulation, the film deconstructs the synesthetic experience. Combining interviews, archival footage and abstract lyricism, Amplify is nonetheless a multimodal interrogation.
Amplify: The Story of Synesthetes
Mr. Sunsine - Laszlo
Take Berlin is a Brooklyn based duo: Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes. Yvonne and Jesse have been writing songs together and spending time between Brooklyn and Berlin. With just two voices, a guitar and Wurlitzer, they are currently touring up their EP.
“A magic curtain, woven of legends, hung before the
world. Cervantes sent Don Quixote journeying and tore through the
curtain. The world opened before the knight-errant in all the comical
nakedness of its prose.”
"In Passing" is a collaborative film featuring Calum Wilson and Eleni Tountas. The synopsis of the short is a film suggesting that “the red scarf” represents a ready-made
perception of the world that each of us has—a pre-interpreted world.
The job of the viewer, as author Milan Kundera suggests in his book, "The Curtain" is to rip through the curtain and
reveal what it hides.
The film celebrates the unique boundaries and unknown aspect of human
Music Unites is a non-profit organization that is working towards transforming inner city landscapes by empowering urban youth through music. Their purpose, amongst others is to bring music education to underprivileged children in underfunded inner city school systems within the United States.
The short videos are aimed to document and empower the next generation of performers. Music Unites, essentially enrich the
listening experience of the public, by pushing new
forms and genres through its diverse palette.
Michael Zakarin - RubberTracks
Kate Nash // Williamsburg
Kickstarter Campaign - Youth Choir
Sandy: A Year Later
Sandy: A Year Later is a video produced and filmed in response to the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Architecture for Humanity is an open door, non-profit organization stationed in the Rockaway Beach area dedicated to helping out the community and providing free consultation and guidance.
Sandy: One Year Later
Minding Our Own
Minding Our Own is a feature length documentary about the lives of caregivers who are caring for their own. The film documents the changing family dynamics and relationships that occur in our society, primarily in adult child and parents. It is a phenomenology of love that is found in unlikely places.
Minding Our Own is completed and has screened at Women's International Film & Arts Festival (Miami), Hoboken International Film Festival (Middletown), The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (Brooklyn), as well as Awareness Film Festival (Los Angeles). The film is a winner of Accolade Film Competition in Short Film Category for Editing, Directing and Cinematography.
Minding Our Own - Festival Trailer
Orbiting Venus is a short film about Vincent and Terri. A love story can never be about full possession. When it comes to their love, it is nearly without exception, unconditional and obscurely beautiful.
Orbiting Venus is in post-production.
Passage to Womanhood
Passage to Womanhoodis an a project unveiling the contemporary issues of transgenderism within the modern Islamic country, Malaysia. The transgender community of Malaysia have always been living in the shadows and are currently in the forefront fighting for their rights and justice.
Passage to Womanhood is in post-production.
Right of Way
The One + The Many
The One + The Many is, essentially, a tale of hope blossoming in an unlikely setting. This feature-length documentary film gains access to maximum security Italian prison Volterra, which houses the revolutionary inmate theater program Compagnia Della Fortezza. Theater artist Armando Punzo works with inmates to bring personal meaning to the works of Jean Genet, unlocking inmate voices like never before, and from their many diverse stories and experiences, builds one community.
TOATM Documentary Trailer
If the Wind is Still
If the Wind is Stillis a documentary film following the progress of a community-owned wind farm in a small farming town Enfield, New York. The film is a classic David and Goliath story, in which progressive-minded Marguerite and John spearheads community members to tackle on-going obstacles in a long journey to bringing the wind farm concept into life. It is a story of community and partnership within a conservative, rural town that is rooted back to its rich history and ties to its multi-generational American farming families.
If the Wind is Still is a collaborative project that is co-directed and co-produced with filmmaker Natalie Ruiz Tofano, The film is currently in development and will begin production in 2016.