“Distant” to Screen at Coney Island Film Fest

“DISTANT”, the 2-minute horror short that I created with my wife Ashlie while in quarantine, has been accepted to the 20th annual Coney Island Film Festival.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s festival will be held online. This is a sad blow for those of us who, in past years, loved gathering at the bumper cars to hear the awards being announced. But I’m grateful that it’s still happening, in some form. And I can assure you that—after this summer—the festival and its parent organization, Coney Island USA, need your financial support now more than ever.

 

The good news: The new format—courtesy of Xerb TV—allows you to watch any program in the festival, at any time, on any day between September 22 and October 2.

“Distant” will screen online as part of Program 8 – Horror Shorts. Tickets for Program 8 are $7, and available here.

Tickets to the entire festival are only $20, if you order them before Sept. 8th. Get festival tickets here.

 

This will be my second time participating in the festival. The first was with my documentary Fancy Feast: The Fat Burlesque Performer (a.k.a. “Character”), back in 2017.

“Distant” stars Ashlie Atkinson, Chris Kelly, and Jennifer Laine Williams. It was originally created for Roger Corman’s Quarantine Film Festival back in April.

Suzi Q

I was recently invited to be a guest on a very special crossover episode of the See/Hear Music Film Podcast, where I joined host Maurice Bursztynski—as well as the one and only Mike White of The Projection Booth—to discuss Suzi Q, the documentary about legendary rock’n’roll pioneer Suzi Quatro.

This episode also features exclusive interviews with the film’s director Liam Firmager, producer Tait Brady, and of course Ms. Quatro herself.

Download the Episode Here

“Breaking the Silence” Trailer


I just cut this trailer for a very interesting short film: “Breaking the Silence”, directed by Seayoon Jeong.

It tackles the difficult subject of “comfort women” during WWII—and the movement in the 1980s to acknowledge them.

You can see more of my recent editing work here.

 

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