1. An elderly gentleman attempts to retrieve forgotten memories while battling the progression and regression of the cycles of life.

    A week prior to his passing, my grandfather shared with me his former aspirations of becoming a filmmaker. After numerous hardships, a narrow escape from the Nazis and an immigration to the US, the dream slowly, but surely, faded away. After his passing, I uncovered an archival trove of dust-covered 8mm film that had seemingly not been viewed by anyone for at least a generation. Mesmerized, what unfolded before me was something most people, myself included, have never witnessed before: the development and utter decline of the human body and mind. Motivated by my grandfather's unfulfilled dreams of filmmaking, I decided to piece together a film that he had already unwittingly made.

    quicksand is not only a personal tribute to my grandfather or father, but to anyone that has ever experienced loss. Whether it be a loss of a loved one, or a loss of memories, quicksand embodies the enigma of life and death.

    "It’s truly an inspiring piece of work, effortlessly illustrating the very stuff that makes us human in the first place—our connections to those whom we love." - Ivan Kander (of Short of the Week); bit.ly/17VXfm9

    official site: imdb.to/1Mp6gYY

    Exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC
    Nationally Televised: Distributed via PBS stations nationwide
    Winner: "Special Jury Prize" - Las Vegas Film Festival
    Winner: “Finalist & Scholarship Recipient” – Heartland Film Festival
    Winner: "Finalist" - YoungArts Cinematic Competition
    Winner: "Best Student Film" - Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival
    Winner: "Award of Excellence" - Best Shorts Competition
    Official Selection: Seattle International Film Festival
    Official Selection: Woodstock Film Festival
    Official Selection: DOC NYC Festival
    Official Selection: National Film Festival ~ Talented Youth (NFFTY)
    Official Selection: Sidewalk Film Festival
    Official Selection: Fresh Takes Nat'l Youth Film Festival
    Official Selection: Great Lakes Int'l Film Festival
    Official Selection: Yonkers Film Festival
    Official Selection: Indie Fest USA Int’l Festival
    Official Selection: Los Angeles Indie Film Festival
    Official Selection: San Pedro Int'l Film Festival
    Official Selection: Lovvet Film Festival
    Official Selection: Short of the Week
    Honorable Mention: Los Angeles Movie Awards

    Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Lance Oppenheim
    Producer: The Opp-Guide
    Featuring: Roy Oppenheim & Walter Oppenheim
    Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sigur Rós & Maxence Cyrin
    Post-Production Design: J.D. Aronson & Melissa Oppenheim
    Special Thanks: The Oppenheim & Pilelsky Families, and GenerationOn
    Released: 2/27/13
    Shot on the Canon T3i

    # vimeo.com/57297653 Uploaded 91.7K Plays 101 Comments
  2. A film to promote the ethos and inspirational thinking that drives the people at Google. Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious technology and pure science fiction. Instead of a mere 10% gain, a moonshot aims for a 10x improvement over what currently exists. The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution to that problem, and the breakthrough technology that just might make that solution possible, is the essence of a moonshot.

    Producer - Aaron Hutchinson
    Director - Blake Claridge - blakeclaridge.com
    DOP - John Behrens - johnbehrens.com
    Editor - Flaura Atkinson
    Asst. Producer - Anna Brent

    Music - Radium - radium-audio.com

    Production Company - atp.tv

    Client - Google - solveforx.com

    Date - January 2013

    # vimeo.com/58966320 Uploaded 1,282 Plays 1 Comment
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  4. The latest news about Till Nowak's new film: facebook.com/tillnowaksdissonance

    Written/produced/directed by Till Nowak, starring Leslie Barany, cinematography: Ivan Robles Mendoza, sound: Andreas Radzuweit, Lukas Bonewitz, distributor: shortfilm.com; more: framebox.com
    OFFICIAL WEBSITE: icr-science.org/about.htm.

    # vimeo.com/58293017 Uploaded 557K Plays 200 Comments

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