1. An inside look at Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20th

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    Hurricane Sandy Empowers a Film It Almost Destroyed

    On October 28 of last year, Sam Fleischner was riding the A train out to Rockaway. With him were an autistic child actor, a lighting guy, sound guy — an entire film crew in fact, all under his direction. To hear the name of the film, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, is to understand that the location was an appropriate one; it’s the story of a 13-year-old autistic boy played by Jesus Sanchez who gets lost on the subway for 10 days. When it’s not taking place on the A train, Stand Clear unfolds in the Rockaways, where the boy’s mother is on a frantic mission to find him. The real-life story on which the movie is based (documented in a New York Times article in 2009) takes place in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. But Fleischner saw parallels between the subway and the ocean, and he wanted the family in his film to live nearby. It was four days before Fleischner’s film was scheduled to wrap, and he needed all the time in the subway he could get. But Hurricane Sandy had other plans.

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  2. Pirate the Pirate Bay.
TPB AFK tells the story of the Swedish file-sharing site that revolutionized file sharing and prompted an international legal battle.
When the crew is found guilty, they are confronted with the reality of life offline — away from keyboard.
You can download and watch the doc right now (uploaded directly to The Pirate Bay by the director, of course)!

    Pirate the Pirate Bay.

    TPB AFK tells the story of the Swedish file-sharing site that revolutionized file sharing and prompted an international legal battle.

    When the crew is found guilty, they are confronted with the reality of life offline — away from keyboard.

    You can download and watch the doc right now (uploaded directly to The Pirate Bay by the director, of course)!

  3. Gears is an ambitious sci-fi short film about a father and daughter in suburban Wisconsin who begin to discover intricate mechanical devices hidden throughout their home. The first film produced by UW-Milwaukee’s Production Club, this student-created project premieres tonight at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Congrats to the whole cast and crew — and kudos for giving us all the creeps!

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  4. winnieau:

    last night’s premiere of girl walk all day was pretty awesome. i’m very proud of jacob and youngna, their dancers,  and their entire crew. working in this field, you realize how hard it is to envision a project, produce it, and maintain your vision through the end. and girl walk all day is a great example of a great vision produced and executed wonderfully. the party last night was lots of fun, but most importantly, the film in its entirety was really good. if you’ve ever tried making your own films, it’s not easy. even making a short that is good is a challenge. so to make a music video that is feature length, and to tell a story without words, all in an inspiring way - i was impressed. congratulations to girl walk all day and to kickstarter for making this happen! so inspiring.


    More amazing photos from last night!
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  5. girlwalkallday:

When we launched our official trailer in October, we announced that we’d be releasing our film chapter-by-chapter on Gothamist.com this winter. That time has arrived! Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29th, Chapter 1 of Girl Walk // All Day will hit the Internet, first on Gothamist, then here on our site. We’ll continue to release one chapter at a time on Tuesdays and Fridays on Gothamist.com, throughout December and into mid-January. Once all twelve chapters have been released, we’ll put the film, in its entirety up on our site, free for you and everyone you wish to tell about it, to watch. 

Let the countdown begin!

    girlwalkallday:

    When we launched our official trailer in October, we announced that we’d be releasing our film chapter-by-chapter on Gothamist.com this winter. That time has arrived! Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29th, Chapter 1 of Girl Walk // All Day will hit the Internet, first on Gothamist, then here on our site. We’ll continue to release one chapter at a time on Tuesdays and Fridays on Gothamist.com, throughout December and into mid-January. Once all twelve chapters have been released, we’ll put the film, in its entirety up on our site, free for you and everyone you wish to tell about it, to watch. 


    Let the countdown begin!
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