One day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a group of young men gathered in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, and discussed Trayvon's death, Stop and Frisk, and daily life.
Director: Alex Mallis
Editor: Tory Stewart
Cinematography: Adam Uhl
Moderator: Keith Miller
Assoc. producer: Luisa Conlon
Asst. editor: Jeff Sterrenberg
Sound mix: Justin D. Wright
Color: Colin Travers
The crew of the Echoes of Incarceration project
York College CT355 students
Meerkat Media Collective
The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective
Shot on location in Fort Greene Park, July 15th, 2013, on the set of FIVE STAR (fivestarthemovie.com)
Does beauty have a limited definition? Can we make that definition more inclusive?
In many ways, best friends Allison Kopach and Jenny Flores are typical pageant queens. They love makeup, fashion, and anything that sparkles. However, unlike Miss America, at a size 22 the only doors open to them are in the plus size pageant world.
THERE SHE IS follows the two as they prepare for and compete in the 2011 American Beauties Plus Pageant and revisits them in 2012 to reflect on the outcome of the pageant and what has changed in their lives.
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The protagonist is a nomad searching for identity.
Exiled from his own land, he searches to find home, and/or himself in unknown places and foreign lands. Presented as a travelogue through Morocco, the film would rely solely on voiceover to introduce the narrator and unveil his situation.
Visual and aural experiences trigger off the narrator’s memory and associations with his past. The protagonist is in pursuit of constructing a new identity and is searching through personal and collective histories for who he wants to be. He only succeeds in catching glimpses of himself in fleeting images and can never quite determine his place or escape the present moment which in itself conserves his entire past.
Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective
The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective is tight-knit community of professional filmmakers in Brooklyn, NY who are dedicated to innovative approaches to filmmaking. The collective comes together through weekly peer workshops to provide sustained feedback and critiques throughout the life of its members' projects. It is the mission of the BFC to inspire groundbreaking films and maximize exposure of the best work from Brooklyn-based…
The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective is tight-knit community of professional filmmakers in Brooklyn, NY who are dedicated to innovative approaches to filmmaking. The collective comes together through weekly peer workshops to provide sustained feedback and critiques throughout the life of its members' projects. It is the mission of the BFC to inspire groundbreaking films and maximize exposure of the best work from Brooklyn-based filmmakers.
The BFC consists of some of Brooklyn’s most accomplished and promising emerging filmmakers. Collectively we have produced work for the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Slamdance Film Festival, A&E, PBS, HBO, IFC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, MTV, France 3, The Smithsonian, and Al Jazeera. Our members have received awards from Sundance, Emmy Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Student Academy Awards, HBO New York International Latin Film Festival, and IFP and has had work nominated for the national Academy Awards.