Betting, boxing, and boozing: this is the weird, true story of the time Norman Mailer confronted James Toback to argue about the difference between bourbon and scotch, setting off a years-long rivalry that climaxed in a stare-down during a tense Jets vs. Browns game and a couple well-placed stomach punches. In this short, directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, and illustrated by Sammy Harkham, Toback recounts the tale of his of his encounters with one of America's all-time great writers.
A short film about a Dutch woman who secretly helps refugees in the southwest of Turkey, until she is confronted with the son she abandoned years before.
Precursor to the feature film FOREIGNERS, currently in development, in production 2017-18.
starring Carine Crutzen, Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Hazal Selçuk, Reha Soysal, Aali Erguvanli, and Irmak Okcebe
written and directed by Jordi Wijnalda (jordiwijnalda.com)
produced by Brian Love
co-produced by Ali Betil, Esra Saydam, John Wakayama Carey
cinematography by John Wakayama Carey (wakayamafilms.com)
editing by Nadine Mueller
sound by Garip Özdem (set), John Moros (design/mixing)
music by Wander Theunis
*OFFICIAL SELECTION // NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS, 2013*
*SEMIFINALIST // 40TH STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS, 2013*
*JURY HONORS, BEST PRODUCER & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY // COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL, 2013*
*GUEST OF HONOR // INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL LEUVEN (BELGIUM), 2014*
*OFFICIAL COMPETITION, WINNER BEST ACTRESS, NOMINEE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY // SHORTCUTZ AWARDS, AMSTERDAM (NETHERLANDS), 2014-15*
*VIMEO STAFF PICK, 2016*