About a Mountain
About a Mountain, based on the nonfiction book by John D’Agata, is an essay film set in the fantasy land of Las Vegas. The film follows three interwoven stories, all involving characters who scramble for answers to personal, environmental, and philosophical challenges. In the aftermath of her son’s suicide, a mother looks for clues that will explain the mystery of his death; a group of scientists work tirelessly to prove a nearby mountain can safely store the nation’s millions of tons of nuclear waste– even though it is highly dubious; more►
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
After a woman fails to show up for their date, an artist ponders the divide between romantic and platonic love, and why his past relationships have failed.
Seen exclusively in virtual reality, Blackout immerses you in the NYC Subway during a mysterious power outage. Granted a telepathic ability, you gain access to the inner thoughts of passengers simply by moving from person to person. Confronted with a train car packed with people from all walks of life in the city, Blackout is a platform for New Yorkers to openly share their stories.
Hispaniola (Working Title)
In 2013 the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic upheld legislation that stripped citizenship from individuals of Haitian heritage born in that country. Hispaniola is a feature documentary that will take audiences on a cinematic journey through the day-to-day lives of people directly impacted by these new laws. There is Elena Lorac, a young Dominican of Haitian descent whose fall into statelessness has rendered her invisible, forced to function below the radar and avoid confrontation when attacked because of her ancestry; Amelia Deschamps is a Dominican journalist who has spoken more►
I Remember When I Die
Some people believe that the last thought we have, before we die, is where we will spend eternity. I Remember When I Die explores memory’s relationship with matter, the value of remembering and the fear of being forgotten. Set in a hospice, the patients are asked to choose the memory they will think of when they die. Dramatically, the film works with shifts in time and place, rather than building a story chronologically. Actors will help memories into shape and scientists will be approaching the hypothetical design of a personal eternity.
Leviathan is a feature-length film about men at sea and fish on boats. It offers an appreciation for the sensory experience, labor, and political and ecological stakes of one of the oldest endeavors that has been an important part of human history since the Paleolithic. Shot off the coast of the mythic city of Moby Dick, with eleven cameras swapping hands between the filmmakers and fishermen, in an effort to create a form of collective experimentation that gives free reign to the perspectives of both fishermen and their catch, the more►
Love True pushes the documentary genre further into new realms as it looks into the opposing realities of the “True Love” fantasy. Does our view of love change as we grow older? How do we make decisions about our love lives? Is there such a thing as true love? Are there invisible partners in our relationships? Past ghosts of ourselves? The film’s reenactments of significant past experiences and glimpses at possible futures, created with non-actors playing the characters’ older and younger selves, encourage the couples to confront the realities of more►