The paradox of feeling lonely in a city of 8 million.
A visual monologue.
Directed by Paul Riccio
Written by Paul Riccio & Molly Finley
Cinematography by Derek McKane
Edited by Garrett Tezanos
Music by Pascal Bonifay and Max Letaconnoux
Colorist - Damien Van Der Cruyssen
Sound Design by Mat Guido
Casting by Lisa Rubenstein
Production/Locations - Léo Burgat
Produced and directed by Ben Wu and David Usui,
of Lost & Found Films (lostfoundfilms.com).
Prime Burger Restaurant, in Midtown Manhattan
For many of the guys that work here, the restaurant is like a second home - some of them have been slinging burgers, making shakes, and waiting on customers at this location for decades. Opened in 1938, the place hasn't been altered since the early '60s, and it looks all the better for it.
Here the waiters and workers of Prime Burger discuss their views on their chosen profession, and the unique nature of the place itself.
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
There's no place like home. It's where we live, work and dream. It's our sanctuary and our refuge. We can love them or hate them. It can be just for the night or for the rest of our lives. But whoever we may be, we all have a place we call home.
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE is a series of short films that explore the idea of home, or places that function as home - workplaces, hang out spots, etc. We want to figure out what makes them, how they represent us, why we need them.
We're always on the lookout for dwellings of all sorts. If you've come across any curious or eccentric homes or other curious places, feel free to send them along.
"Pledging My Love" Johnny Tillotson
"Sit Down Servant" The Staple Singers
"Come and Save Us" Spiritual Singers
"The World is a Cafeteria" Mask Man & The Agents
Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.
Director: Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke
Producer: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke, Marcus Newman, Daniel Foeldes
Sapporo Short Fest 2013, Sapporo, Japan | Uppsala Short Film Festival 2013, Uppsala, Sweden | LA Shorts Fest 2013, Los Angeles, USA | Heartland Film Festival 2013, Indianapolis, USA | Leeds International Film Festival 2013, Leeds, UK | Napa Valley Film Festival 2013, Napa Valley, USA | Prague Short Film Festival 2014, Prague, Czech Republic | Cinequest 2014, San Jose, USA | St Kilda Film Festival 2014, Melbourne, Australia | Seattle International Film Festival 2014, Seattle, USA | International Shortfilm Week Regensburg 2014, Regensburg, Germany | Finalist, Tropfest 2013, Sydney, Australia