1. Made in Brooklyn: The Shoemaker

    Frank Catalfumo is a 91 year old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945 and continues to work five days a week alongside his son Michael. If you're ever in the area, make sure to stop by the shop and listen to one of Frank's amazing stories about life in Brooklyn back in the day.

    View the photo gallery here: dustincohen.com/STORIES/THE-SHOEMAKER/thumbs/

    Directed by Dustin Cohen, Filmed by Dustin Cohen and Michael Hurley, Edited by Bill Kemmler, Color Grading by Simon Biswas.

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  2. In 1999 Hussain Sadiqi fled the remote mountains of central Afghanistan as the Taliban stepped up their violent persecution of the Hazara people. This was to be the start of Hussain’s epic 20,000km journey to Australia. 10 years later, this self confessed ‘nomad’ is about to give up his new life in his new country to pursue a life long dream - a dream that was born over 20 years ago, when a young Hussain first saw a torn and battered picture of his life long hero, Bruce Lee.

    *OFFICIAL SELECTIONS*
    Autumn Human Rights Film Festival, Afghanistan, October 2011
    Santa Barbara International Film Festival, US, January 2012
    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, US, Feburary 2012
    Byron Bay International Film Festival, Australia, March 2012
    West End Film Festival, Australia, March 2012
    Dungog Film Festival, Australia, June 2012
    Prescott Film Festival, US, August 2012
    Inland NSW Film Festival, Australia, September 2012
    Canberra Short Film Festival, Australia, September 2012
    Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival, US, September 2012
    Blue Mountains Film Festival, Australia, October 2012
    Cockatoo Island Film Festival, Australia, October 2012
    Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Australia, May 2013
    Madrid International Film Festival, Spain, June 2013
    Sports Movies & TV - 31st Milano International FICTS Fest, Italy, December 2013
    Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada, March 2014
    Interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany, October 2014

    *AWARDS*
    Audience Award – Best Film, 2012 West End Film Festival

    *NOMINATIONS*
    Best Film, Best Director, Best Sound Design – Canberra Short Film Festival
    Best Film – Blue Mountains Film Festival
    Best Short Documentary – Madrid International Film Festival
    Best Director/ Short Documentary – Madrid International Film Festival

    *CREDITS*
    Director: Gavain Browne
    Producer: Alex Barnes, Gavain Browne
    Executive Producer: John Cavallaro
    Cinematography: Jason Hargreaves ACS / Jared Bazley
    Editor: Derryn Watts
    Composer: Ryan Walsh @ SST Workshop
    Sound Design: Justin Harrison
    Sound Mix and Design: Regatta Studios
    Colourist: Tristan La Fontaine
    Online Editor: Derryn Watts

    Produced by Silver Screen Pictures and Lume Creative

    The Art of Fighting Facebook film page: facebook.com/theartoffighting

    For more details please contact:
    Alex Barnes | Producer
    AUS: +61 434 029 590
    alex@silverscreenpictures.com.au
    silverscreenpictures.com.au

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