Three Films in Tribeca
2017 is off to a great film festival start, first with two world premieres at Sundance and then with two new world premieres at SXSW, and now it’s a pleasure and an honor to have two additional films premiere in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and three films playing there in total.
The first new debut was a feature documentary by Mark Greico called A River Below, premiering in-competition and to a host of great reviews. Variety called it ‘provocative’, Indiewire’s The Playlist called it ‘engrossing’, Vice stated it is a ‘perfect movie for the post-truth era of alternative facts’. The Huffington Post ran a piece about ‘the media’s true influence on environmental activism, and POV’s Tom Roston ventured that ‘A River Below belongs on the Academy Award short list’.
The second Tribeca premiere was Elizabeth Lo’s short film Mother’s Day, which shortly thereafter became available as a New York Times Op-Doc which is an incredible honor.
And the last film was John Ross’ horror short The Thing in the Apartment, which was playing as part of Crypt TV’s best-of Monster Madness segment. This movie debuted last year, and was included in Crypt TV’s handpicked ‘best of’ selection for the film festival. It has racked up awards and accolades since its release, including over 1 million views on Crypt TV’s site.
Additional Festival News
Spettacolo played the Dallas International Film Festival and won the Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize for Artistry.
In addition to its win at Ashland and its home as a CNN Great Big Story, Kish was also selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick, and as a Short of the Week, where they wrote ‘The sound design is a key feature of this film… Admirably, they’ve achieved this without telling the viewers what to feel, but providing an opportunity for them to feel the experience for themselves.”
Margaret Brown’s The Black Belt for Field of Vision was a Webby Honoree for News & Politics, Individual Episode.
In advertising news, I mixed a pair of spots for Facebook promoting their new Express Wi-Fi launch in India. The first of which can be seen here.
Contemporary Color Releases Theatrically Plus a Special Speaking Presentation at The Museum of the Moving Image
And lastly, the Ross Brothers and David Bryne concert color guard documentary Contemporary Color had its theatrical release in March. In addition to playing theaters all over the country and getting great press in Variety, Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, Indiewire and more, I was also invited to go to New York and give a special presentation at the Museum of the Moving Image alongside the lead cinematographer Jarred Alterman where we discussed the behind the scenes work that went into making the film, and the wonderful interplay between sound and visuals in the movie. It was a fantastic time up on stage and in discussion with museum curator and film critic Eric Hynes.
While many of the films I’ve worked on this past year are continuing their film festival circuits or general release schedules, I’m excited to start work on a bevy of new projects this summer and fall, both fiction and non, as well as some documentary travel and recording adventures. I can’t wait to be able to post more about them all over the upcoming months on here! Thanks for reading!