One is an overtly sexual poetess who lacks healthy boundaries. The other is an uptight, repressed poet obsessed with his grandmother. The Poets is a short comedy about two poetry students brought together by a homework assignment.
This short launched New York Shakespeare Exchange's Sonnet Project, which matched filmmakers with Sonnets and iconic NYC locations. We explored the hidden world of the Unisphere in Queens with this metaphor for love and distance.
Starring Tony nominated actress Nancy Opel and Academy Award Winner Olympia Dukakis, “Dottie’s Thanksgiving Pickle” is a holiday comedy with an edge. When Dottie takes it upon herself to satisfy the tastes of her demanding husband and mother-in-law she comes face to face with a very frozen adversary, the turkey she’s named… Pickle. Dottie curses like a sailor and smokes like a chimney as she cuts every corner and frantically tries to put together an impossible meal. In the end, Dottie’s dreams of crawling out from under the shadow of her mother-in-law are pinned on a single, unforgettable, bite.