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FILM TITLE: FRANKENSTORM: From Across the East River
RUNTIME: 5:04
Format: 1080HD 23.976 FPS
Genre: Experimental Documentary
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CREDITS
Director of Cinematography: John Mattiuzzi
Editor: John Mattiuzzi
Sound Design & Mixing: John Mattiuzzi
Color Correction: John Mattiuzzi

MUSIC CREDITS:
“Our Lives, Our Destinies” by Mindthings --- From the album Life's Path
“The Great Giana Sisters (Piano cover)” by Christian Vestergaard - From the album Seed64
"Dither: Part I" Performed by Auvox, Composed by Ed Mattiuzzi
“idm moon” by arhipco --- from the album sci-fi music
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SCREENINGS
Bogota Short Film Fest, Bogota, Colombia 2013
IX Edizione di EFEBOCORTO FILM FESTIVAL, Italy 2013
Scene: Brooklyn Film Fest, DUMBO, Brooklyn 2013
32 Uppsala International Short Film Festival | Uppsala, Sweden 2013
Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival | Korea 2013
2013 No/Gloss Film Festival -- LEEDS, UK
Rooftop Films | Roosevelt Island, NYC | July 2013
LDL Performance/ Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser | June 2013
REEL Water Film Festival | June 2013
Rooftop Films NYC | June 2013
Reel Water Film Festival | June 2013
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival | May 2013
2013 Salón Internacional de la Luz – Bogotá, Colombia
International Documentary Film Festival - Docville 2013, Belgium
Digital Art Seminar, The School of Visual Arts (Visiting Artist and screening) | 02/13/2013
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PRESS & NEWS
Footage from the film has been featured in various programs and films across the interent, and television. Some of them included are The History Channel, The Associated Press, National Geographic, BBC, The Weather Channel, PBS NOVA, The Discovery Channel, Disney, WABC-TV, NBC, TV Osaka, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, INC., Qualcomm Spark, HULU, Rooster/NY, and as well, various NYC nonprofit organizations who have used the film to help raise relief funds for hurricane victims.

The film, and a few printed stills as well, will be on exhibit at the The Museum of the City of New York as part of Rising Waters 1-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. mcny.org/exhibition/rising-waters

REVIEWS:
nybooks.com/blogs/gallery/2013/dec/10/stunned-days-sandy/

Wired Magazine - “Gothic High-Tech”
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SYNOPSIS:
FRANKENSTORM : From Across The East River is a visual and emotional account of the night that ended in the horrifying Con Edison explosion, darkening half of Manhattan’s skyline. This short form, experimental documentary hovers along the East River, at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, where hundreds of spectators flocked to absorb the amusements of an approaching super-storm.
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DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT
When I set out to film my neighborhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn the night of the hurricane, I did not anticipate the footage I was about to film. My main objective was to make a short film of whatever I captured that night. But after the explosion, things quickly changed. I now possess a historic piece of footage that shows New York City humbled by the forces of Mother Nature. The same force of nature that many other countries in the world succumb to each year. This film is an emotional response of what it actually felt like to be out in hurricane Sandy, amidst all of her immense energy, while she devastated and consumed parts of ours.

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