Up With The Roosters is a short film about artist, Hope Sandrow. Hope Sandrow is a woman who has now established a complete art installation based around her chickens in her backyard nearby the historic home of 'plein air' painter William Merritt Chase in Shinnecock Hills, Southampton. She focuses on engaging the world by using global technology and representing it through nature that is beyond the boundaries of her backyard.This documentary follows Hope’s effect on the community with her art, but also the lives of all her chickens that have become her beloved family.
It's more than a beat, it's a movement.
Students from Brooklyn and Queens push past geographical boundaries to explore the new music and dance genre coming from Angola, Africa; Kuduro. This short documentary chronicles the cross-cultural exchange between two NYC public high schools and a group of visiting 'Kuduristas' . Together they share music, dance, laughter and in the process learn all about each other's cultures.
Director/Editor: Stéphanie Oppenheim
Cinematographer/Co-Editor: Kevin Fermoselle
Co-Editor/Camera Operator: David Woon
Screened at the Tribeca Film Festival "Our City, My Story" Segment
Screened at the Dance Camera West Festival
Best Film Award Winner for Capturing Motion NYC as part of the Dance On Camera Film Festival