Short Film Screening, Wed 5 Nov

Refilmery’s (VIP) Series returns on the first Wednesday of November with a collection of short films. We hope you can join us!

Refilmery (VIP) Series – Shorts
6:30pm Wednesday, November 5, 2014
69 Charlton St, New York, NY 10014

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Monocular Man

Experimental Neon Animation
Runtime: 17-min
Director: Jack Feldstein

SYNOPSIS: A neon animation by Jack Feldstein narrated by R. Jim. Stahl about the tale of Jimmy who loses an eye but is able to see more than most. Drawings by Ellen Stedfeld.

JACK_smlABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Originally from Sydney, Australia and now living in NYC, Jack Feldstein is the pioneer of neon animation films. As well, Jack has won prizes for his scripts in theater and filmmaking. He has also worked in 3D filmmaking with fashion icon Norma Kamali for NY Fashion Week and develops his scripts at Workshop Theater Company in Manhattan. See here for further information.


 

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Comedy
Runtime: 24-min
Director: Scott Schuler

SYNOPSIS: Former college roommates and best friends (JOSH and ALEX) plan a reunion trip hiking the Appalachian trail; problem is neither of them know anything about hiking. While Josh is determined to reach the summit of Bear Mountain, Alex is determined to be stoned the entire weekend. The challenges of the woods paired with their lack preparation cause problems right away, and hilarity ensues as they try to overcome sickness, fear of bears, and ticks on dicks. Eventually, an experienced through-hiker (DANI) joins their expedition and shows them how it’s done, but this further tests Josh and Alex’s relationship. Will they make it to Bear Mountain? Will they be stoned the entire weekend? Does Josh have Lyme disease? Find out, in ‘Trees on Trees on Trees’.

Trees-2_smlABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Scott Schuler was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Potomac, Maryland. He became interested in film at the early age of thirteen and began seriously studying at a performing arts theater called Imagination Stage. While there, Scott developed a strong foundation and met his first film mentor, David Stern. From there, Scott moved to NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts where he continued honing his craft. In his four years, Scott directed five short films as well as edited twelve shorts and two features. He even went on to sweep Tisch’s 48-hour film festival in his senior year winning five awards including best picture and best director. Scott is now graduated working as an editor on features, shorts, webseries, and the occasional music video or commercial. Additionally, he’s developing more content (a short, a webseries, and two features) as well promoting ‘Trees on Trees on Trees’.


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Drama
Runtime: 7-min
Director: Juliet O’Reilly

SYNOPSIS: Alistair Daniels spends every day in the most hideous costume, and every day Alistair is alone. As a character impersonator, Alistair wanders New York City’s most crowded plazas dressed as an obscure anime-esque creation from his mind’s eye hoping to solicit photographs for profit. But when his solicitations finally catch the eyes of two young women, Alistair gets in return treatment he never expected.

JOReilly PortraitABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Juliet O’Reilly is a recent graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied film and television. Juliet resides in New York City and is of dual UK/USA nationality. Her films explore themes of multicultural alienation, social ostracism, paradoxes of urban disconnection, and social violence. She has worked for media organizations as diverse as MTV Networks and BBC Worldwide where she has further honed her craft.


TEN TALK POSTER-PRINT-SMALL-WEBTen Talk New York

Documentary
Runtime: 15-min
Director: Simon J. Heath

SYNOPSIS: Ten Talk New York is the documentary film about the last bohemians of New York City as they talk death, sex, love and life. Featuring: 1980s Club King, Steve Lewis – LES Legend, Clayton Patterson – Fashion Stylist, Lysa Cooper – Pro-Skater, Alex Corporan – Art Director, Erick Colon – Artist Joseph Grazi – Mia Tyler – and many others from NYC’s downtown!

IMG_6180_smlABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Simon J. Heath is a documentary film maker and writer who has made globally broadcast films for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and History Channel.

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