1. "This film is a part of the On My Block Films neighborhood film challenge (onmyblockfilms.com). It was made on Snyder Avenue between 31st and 32nd streets, in Brooklyn."

    Premise - Exploring the creative similarities between bike street riding and music production.

    BIKES & BEATS
    Directed and Edited by Andrew Thomas (Block Resident)

    Cast:
    Quentin Jean (Block Resident)

    Crew:
    Chaz Taylor (Production Assistant, Block Resident)
    Orin Thomas (Production Assistant, Block Resident)

    Special Thanks:
    To the Jean and Thomas Family

    # vimeo.com/52769069 Uploaded 1,268 Plays / / 2 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  2. "This film was made as part of the On My Block Films neighborhood film challenge (onmyblockfilms.com). Union Street between Henry and Clinton Streets in Brooklyn."

    Premise: Two brothers get inspired by a mysterious girl and their adventure on their block together.

    Cast
    Lucy Lapthorn (Block Resident)
    Michael Lapthorn (Block Resident)
    Quinn Lapthorn (Block Resident)
    Addison Wyatt Scott (Block Resident)
    Ethan Harper Scott (Block Resident)
    John Scott (Block Resident)
    Melissa Caruso Scott (Block Resident)
    Audrey Shannon (Block Resident)
    Siobhan M. White (Block Resident)

    Crew
    Troy Farmer - Sound (Block Resident)
    Patrick Flynn - Editor, Director of Photography (Non-Block Resident)
    Katie Frichtel - Sound (Block Resident)
    Melissa Caruso-Scott - Writer, Producer, Co-director (Block Resident)

    Extra thank you to child wranglers -
    Michael Lapthorn & Melissa Caruso-Scott

    # vimeo.com/52692987 Uploaded 892 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. This film was made entirely on 28th Street between 21st Ave and 20th Ave in Astoria, Queens as part of the On My Block Films neighborhood film challenge.

    Premise: The kids on our block used this as a chance to learn a bit about their neighbors and a bit about making a simple film. They went up and down the block and asked neighbors three questions: What is your name? What are you from? And when did you move to this block? We think a more comprehensive census of our block would show an interesting trend of neighbors born in Italy, Greece, Ireland, and other European countries having moved in in the 1960s and 1970s, with a new tranche of neighbors - mostly families with young kids, and mostly born in the US or with partners born in different countries - joining over the last decade. One result of the effort: learned the names of a few of our neighbors, and the block feels more like home than before the project started. Oh - our block is 28th Street between 21st and 20th Ave in Astoria.

    All crew and cast are residents of our block.
    Crew:
    Editor: Will Bachman
    Camera: Margarita Soto
    Cast
    Interviewers: Samuel Bachman, Alejandra Bachman, Natalia Grncarski, Sophia Grncarski
    Neighbors interviewed:
    Eli Cohn-Wein
    Mary Xenos
    Mary Hatziantoniou
    Steve Alvarez
    Nina Craeli
    Christian Williams
    Amina Andalib
    Muhammad Chowdhury
    Tasnim Chowdhury
    Leslie Bass
    Candace Michael
    Roman Michael
    Aleemu Michael
    Frank Zapata
    Ana Camacho
    Lorna Thorpe
    Daniella Suero
    Marcos Muero
    Gael Suero
    Bernadette Puccala
    Nilde Leo
    Leilani Farol
    Kailei Leo-Farol

    # vimeo.com/52652139 Uploaded 363 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

On My Block Film Festival Winners

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City Limits, an official media partner of the On My Block Film Festival, is pleased to present three of the winning entries from the six-month long, citywide film competition hosted by On My Block Films. The rules of the contest were simple, residents


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City Limits, an official media partner of the On My Block Film Festival, is pleased to present three of the winning entries from the six-month long, citywide film competition hosted by On My Block Films. The rules of the contest were simple, residents could make a narrative or documentary film about any subject they wanted, the only rules were that a film could only be shot within one city block, and that each film's cast and crew consist primarily of block residents.

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