On a sweltering summer day in Washington Heights, a boy and an elderly woman collide: the boy, from the arriving Dominican enclave; the woman, from the old guard. Growing tense moment by moment, their brief encounter culminates in an explosion-literally.
In New York City, a single Chinese office worker is tired of her repetitious life. One day on the train she finds a picture of a man with a phone number on the back, and her imagination begins to give her ideas about how her life could change. When she finally finds him in person, [...]
CURTIS is a documentary that follows the final three years in the life of Curtis Wheeler, an African-American artist battling AIDS. Curtis lives at Rivington House, a health care facility for AIDS patients on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While he appreciates the care he receives at Rivington, Curtis dreams of returning home to his 17-room [...]
More than 12,000 yellow cabs ply the streets of New York, city icons since their introduction 100 years ago. CABBIE VOICES is a snapshot of the fascinating people in the driver’s seat, and their stories of one of the most interesting jobs in the Big Apple. The short was produced with the support of the [...]
For hundreds of commuters, it is just another routine trip from the quiet of Staten Island into the frenzy of Manhattan. Some spend the half hour traveling across New York Harbor anxiously waiting, suffering through the boat’s motions and sipping their third cup of coffee while burying their head in the newspaper. Some attempt a [...]
BICYCLE MESSENGERS is a short film in which all of the messengers are animated and all of the backgrounds and environments are live-action footage shot in Midtown Manhattan. By juxtaposing the animated characters on top of the live action, the film highlights the peculiar relationship between bicycle messengers and the modern city in which they [...]