Black Mud is a coming of age story about two orphaned brothers who travel cross country to the Alberta oil sands in search of a new life. Along the way, they learn to depend on one another, but tensions grow as money gets tight. On the brink of giving up, Alex, the older brother, meets Flora, a young drifter, who insists on coming with them in exchange for a place to stay in Alberta.
“Rain“ is an audiovisual synaesthetic study that attempts to present various aspects of human perception in a concrete and an abstract sense. The concept for the representation of these facets is a rhythmicised auditive as well as visual web of sounds from 12 cellos, natural sounds and video sequences that express the miracle of sensorial experience and make the poetry of perception visible.
Physical laws are the basis of our being. In particular, the various forms of energy enable life and evolution, social communities and communication. In this context, Energy is an audiovisual essay that attempts to present various aspects of energy in a concrete and an abstract sense. The concept for the representation of these facets is a rhythmicised auditive as well as visual web of sounds
Bill Evans Time Remembered is a 90-minute documentary film, produced by Bruce Spiegel which tells the story of Bill Evans’ turbulent life and his contribution to jazz music. The film was self-funded by the producer who traveled and interviewed approximately 40 people over a 7 year period of time. Several well renowned musicians are included in the film including Tony Bennett, Dr. Billy Taylor,
My feature length, family friendly, Native American animation screenplay 'Eagle Feather' is an expansion of my internationally award winning Native American animated short film Eagle Feather. Eagle Feather takes place in rural United States in the late 1980s and follows our young Native American hero Elizabeth and her family as they use traditional American Indian lore and shamanism to
A young man Peter, lives a desperate life with his Mother Mary and her husband Stojan in one village of Serbia. Peter is born in Kosovo from a forbidden love between his Mother Mary and the young Albanian man, but for this he is not aware. Is the period of time when relations between Serbs and Albanians are inimical, exactly is the time of the beginning of war. Peter is forced by his mother and
Based on the Russian classic Mikhail Lermontov novel “The Hero of Our Time”. All events shown as they are reflected in the mind of the dying hero, as a series of irrevocable mistakes and interpreted anew: it is either reconsideration or repentance. Recollections make main hero torment himself over his own past pretenses that seem ridicules now agonize and despair over his perfect indifference to
The main character is a man of principles and virtues who becomes prey to a human drama imposed by social, political and economic circumstances.He does everything to stay loyal to his ideals, to live an honorable life hoping life is going to be better. His pride, his ethics, his dignity raise against him when society doesn't need him anymore.He continues to live in a tent, a charity by
Islenos, A Root Of America deals with the story of a North American community whose origins come from the Canary Islands. They have maintained their identity and traditions for two hundred years, preserving the culture existing in the Canary Islands of the XVIIIth C. The search of the identity of this community from Louisiana makes Isleños, a Root of America, a piece of Universal History and has
This video art project started approximately one year ago in my YouTube channel and was based on the concept of producing a vlog on a weekly basis as a video-performance with an experimental post-production work. This video is a unique editing remix made with that material, aimed to be screened outside social media. It has an hybrid pace, between an installation and a single channel video.
may I dance ? is a short video-dance piece based on the recording of ordinary movements that were not previously rehearsed nor based on an existing music. The impossible choreography was constructed by a multi-track chroma editing process, fragmenting the performer's identity. It is influenced by noise, punk, hip-hop, glam disco and a desire to experiment an aesthetics of failure. It is
A man who grew up wrongly thinking one day he would be “king”, unrealistically thinks he will be promoted on his 50th birthday, and is instead fired, and then uses a convert organization to fake his death so he can come back to take a wrong-headed approach at being his boss's boss and to even more wrong headedly try to get that same unimpressed company to plan a memorial for his former self
The Social Media Slaughterhouse follows the story of a modern day vampire who uses social media to single out his his victims. Following the premise that he can eat anyone he has learned to single out the most attractive and healthy of teenage girls to quench his thirsts. Sadly modern culture has left his victims too polluted for his taste so our vampire has created an organic human feedlot for
Desperate grassroots director Lan Hai and a friend of his named Ouyang, they decided to film a mockumentary. Jiang Xiao, a graduating senior student influenced by the Chinese mainstream education, he decided to film the entire process of Lan's mockumentary production as his final project before graduation.
Shortly after graduation from high school in the late 1970s, eighteen-year-old Michael Romano engages in some teenage hijinks that gets him arrested in the New York City suburbs. With his plans to attend college put on hold, his father, the executive in charge of production at a large manufacturing company in Queens, takes him to work and puts him under the wing of Jake Cutter, the company's
Blackfunk is an explosive urban drama set on the campus of Harvard Law School and in the exciting cosmopolitan world of New York City. It is an exploration of black love as never seen before. It is based on the bestselling Blackfunk Series by Michael Presley. Blackfunk is about developing strong positive black characters while turning up the drama to explore our beauty yet deal with our moles
"Rush Call Clown is the story about why we choose to do the things we do and how those reasons can be very personal and dear" A social media post turns a man’s life upside down. This is a story about a man's life turning upside down when a celebrity’s social media post portrays the man's clown self as scary and violent, which sparks a negative spiral for his career as a
At least eleven million people were murdered in the Holocaust carried out by Nazi Germany. Six million of the victims were Jewish. About 1.5 million were children. These are the stories of four children who survived. This originally started from the Eagle Scout Project of Alex Roberts to honor the Survivors and to combat Holocaust denial.
Detective Vincent is appointed by the Department to undergo a secret mission to discover a mole residing within their corrupted agency. Sergeant and Officer Alvin express their deepest condolences for the loss of Vincent’s loyal companion on the field by the hands of the traitor. He angrily rushes out to seek justice, starting by the investigation of the crime scene near the harbour where Ken
SUSAN & THOMAS (completed November, 2016, revised March 2017) is a stream of consciousness narrative based on Susan Sontag's first encounter with her then literary idol Thomas Mann as a 14 year old high schooler with literary ambitions living in 1947 LA, and it is based on Sontag's 1987 New Yorker magazine essay "Pilgrimage." It is a personal take on a true story. Melissa
This self contained 9.5 minute film may also be regarded as part of a broader scope project in progress. The protagonist, Harry Shindler is one of the most inspiring people I ever met. He served in World War Two for seven years and lived through both the North African campaign and liberation of Italy. His unswerving commitment to peace, unity, cooperation, and democracy strikes me as extremely
Tables of Istanbul captures the personal story of Zeynep Kılıç – a sociologist, immigrant, and passionate cook exploring food cultures in Istanbul (a.k.a. eating her way through the bustling city). The documentary investigates Turkish cuisine, Istanbul’s place within it, and food movements through conversations with chefs, restaurateurs, researchers, food writers, activists and families.