Clear Blue tells the haunting story of Simon, a young lifeguard on his first days on the job at a community pool. The mundane quickly becomes mysterious, when Simon notices Flova, an alluring older woman with an exceptional capacity to stay submerged under water. As Simon follows Flova into the pool he makes a startling discovery. What follows is a story of temptation and pursuit, a fable of impossible love and ultimately, its harrowing consequences.


    • WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM: Hollywood Film Festival (2011)
    • WINNER - STUDENT FILM AWARD: Hamptons International Film Festival (2011)
    • WINNER - SILVER MEDAL: Park City International Film Music Festival (2011)
    • WINNER - BEST DIRECTOR, SHORT FILM: Topanga Film Festival (2011)
    • HONORABLE MENTION - Atlanta Film Festival (2011)
    • HONORABLE MENTION - Athens International Film and Video Festival (2011)
    • JURY SELECTED - AFI Conservatory: Thesis Showcase (2011)
    • Recipient of Bridges/Larson Grant
    • Recipient of Kodak – Eastman Scholarship (Gold)


    • Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival (2011)
    • Official Selection - AFI Fest (2011)
    • Official Selection - Palm Springs International ShortFest (2011)
    • Official Selection - Plus Camerimage Festival (2010), Student Etudes Competition
    • Official Selection - Moscow International Film Festival (2011)
    • Official Selection - Rooftop Films: Summer Series, NYC (2011)
    • Official Selection - Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio (2011)
    • Official Selection - Athens International Film Festival, Greece (2011)
    • Official Selection - Atlanta Film Festival (2011)
    • Official Selection - CineGear Expo: Film Series (2011)
    • Official Selection - Park City International Film Music Festival (2011)
    • Official Selection - Topanga Film Festival (2011)
    • Official Selection - Starz Denver Film Festival (2011)
    • Official Selection - Indianapolis International Film Festival (2011)
    • Official Selection - Savannah Film Festival (2011)
    • Official Selection - Calgary International Film Festival (2011)
    • Official Selection - Philadelphia International Film Festival (2011)
    • Official Selection - Hollywood Film Festival & Awards (2011)
    • Official Selection - Hamptons International Film Festival (2011)
    • Official Selection - Whistler Film Festival (2011)

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  3. JOHN'S GONE is a fever dream comedy. John sells things online, cheats off dollar stores, needs friends but settles for strangers, has roaches. He is punch drunk, not with love but something far more strange and lost. One can only say John's gone. With JOHN'S GONE, the Safdie brothers fully embrace the aesthetic of consumer-quality video, adding a touch of depravity to the proceedings and suggesting a time-out-of-joint aspect to the short that (visually) seems to date from two decades earlier.

    Official Selection Venice Film Festival 2010

    Film by Josh and Benny Safdie
    Eric Cheung - Chinese Delivery Man
    Dakota Goldhor - Rose
    Antonio Gusman - Singing Angel
    Charlie Judkins - Charlie the Monkey Owner
    Owen Kline - Owen the Junk Diver
    Joe Lopez - Neighbor
    Sally the Monkey - Millhouse Monkey
    Benny Safdie - John
    Jordan Valdez - Vito
    Matt Volz - Smoker
    Juan Waters - Juan
    Mitchell Wenig - Mugger

    Paul Grimstad
    Abner Jay

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SXSW 2011 Medium Cool: 4 (not so) Shorts

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Medium Cool: 4 (not so) Shorts from the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.

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