I live, and often work, in close proximity to the Wall Street area. Although I’ve entered Zuccotti Park many times in the last three weeks, on October 4th I found a few minutes to capture the action.
On Saturday January 8th, Utopia Lies At The Horizon was awarded the Bronze Shorts by the jury of the 5th Box[ur]Shorts Film Festival. The prize was accompanied with a swag bag of goodies including film making rebates and a cash award. We’re all very proud of this recognition and elated by the artistic incentive this [...]
Our short film “Utopia Lies at the Horizon” was selected to the 5th box[ur]shorts Film Festival. In 2009, MovieMaker magazine chose this festival as one of the “25 Festivals Worth the Fee.” The festival has selective worldwide screenings through a series of ubiquitous placed jukeboxes. Follow this link to find a box[ur]shorts jukebox location near [...]
Hometown auteur Darren Aronofsky closed the festivities by introducing his Coney Island masterpiece “Requiem For A Dream” and received a gorgeous side-show themed banner as the 2010 Honoree. Kudos to Rob Leddy and his entire staff for putting up an expansive yet intimate affair with all the quirks only Brooklyn’s own riviera can provide. If [...]
Our short film “Utopia Lies at the Horizon” is officially selected to the 10th Annual Coney Island Film Festival in Brooklyn, New York on September 24-26, 2010. MovieMaker magazine, the indie filmmaker’s bible, chose this fest as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals”. Besides taking place in Brooklyn where our cast & crew was [...]
Here is a trailer for our recently completed short film. It depicts the struggles of Gabriel, a recent immigrant into New York City. It is based on actual events.
Although I said three years ago I would never ever shoot another short film, here I am again. This week we’re producing “Utopia Lies at the Horizon”, a true based tale of Gabriel, an illegal immigrant and his efforts to make it in New York City. It is a timely tale dealing with the very [...]
I felt quite sick on learning about yesterday’s car bombing attempt in Time’s Square. A few hours later, learning on the actual location of the car, it reminded me of something very special. In the smoldering summer months of 2001, when the temperature was breaking records, a group of dedicated friends and I set out [...]
I found myself outside the red carpet for some screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival and this is who I encountered: Co-stars Alexander Skarsgård and Juliette Lewis attending the world premiere of the animation “Metropia”. Andy Serkis, best known for “Gollum” in the “Lord of the Rings” series, attending his starring turn in “Sex & [...]
I co-edited this documentary not long ago and it is now streaming on SnagFilms.com. Click on thumbnail poster to go to SnagFilms video portal:
TEATRO LATEA, a bilingual theater in Manhattan’s lower east side, hired me this week to design a postcard for their upcoming program, “The poet and the composer.” Although I’m currently on a long term assignment at an ad agency, I was able to fiddle about with the design during them long rendering stretches – nothing [...]
While working for Space 404 last fall, I produced and edited four episodes of CITY CHAT. It was a fun project to work on, even though one rainy afternoon we were detained by Homeland Security – but that ‘s a story for another day. The episodes are now finally coming online and above is the [...]
This is the final version of the montage which featured segments from the 3 different commercials I collaborated on:
A big thank you goes out to ASAHI BEER and their New York City marketing team for their kind sponsorship of our screenplay reading. We hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship as we embark on the exciting journey of bringing The People’s Republic of Brooklyn to the big screen. And of course [...]