Coney Island Film Festival

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 2:00pm
Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor

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Okay: KaiserCartel
Grizlet, Brooklyn NY, USA. Music Video, 3:07

The official music video for the single, 'Okay,' by KaiserCartel, a great new band that hails from Red Hook, Brooklyn. We follow them through a hand-drawn world where missing someone seems to lead the way back home. No motion graphics programs were used in the making of this video! Instead, just good old fashioned paper templates, magic markers, quicktimes, and lots of trial and error and TLC.

Pretty Lisa
Helen Quinn, Jackson Heights, NY, USA. Animated Short, 2:35

World Premiere!

Pretty Lisa is a hand drawn animation set to a song by the legendary British band, the Tiger Lillies.

Billboard Girl
Brandon J. Herman, Staten Island NY, USA. Experimental, 4:24

Published author Sarah Herrington teams with video producer Brandon J. Herman to create a visual interpretation of one of her most popular poems. It is a rant against corporate branding and the sexual objectification of teenage models...and all women. It is a cry against self doubt and blinding uncertainty. It is a montage, visually and thematically, of what an inteligent young woman goes through on a casual walk through Manhattan.

Jacob Daschek, New York NY, USA. Documentary Short, 6:00

Far Rockaway, an inner-city, oceanfront commuter town is just a 40 minute "A" train ride from Manhattan, it is also host to a unique culture - urban surfers. 'Submerged' explores this unexpected juxtapostion of NYC's urban lifestyle with the profound relationship that surfers have to the ocean. Inspired by his own experience of discovering this scene in New York, director Jakob Daschek's contemplative camera uses the surfers reflections to narrate this short film.

The Heart is a Hidden Camera
Gabriel Judet-Weinshel, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 11:50

New York Premiere!

In this magic realist short about remaining emotionally vulnerable amid the ravages of thew 21st century, a young boy discovers at an early age that his heart is a camera, capable of capturing the beauty and horror of the world around him. Starring Jamie Harding (United 93) and Zulay Henao (Feel The Noise).

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The Red Room
Elina Fessa, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 9:52

New York/U.S. Premiere!

When Cecilia runs into the love of her life at the strip club she works at and discovers that he is getting married the following day, she is suddenly faced with a dilemma.

Treasure of Riverside Park
JSOK ., Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 4:45

Alex is poised to take the next step with his girlfriend. He's got the ring, the courage, and a heart full of suspicion. Tormented by the contents of a hired detective's envelope, his grief guides him through the streets of New York. In this modern film noir, Alex's plan becomes clear, but who will end up with the treasure leads to crime and a most unlikely discovery.

Gangster's Crib
Jack Bank, New York NY, USA, Narrative Short, 22:30

A Screwball comedy about someone in total control, who totally loses control. The tale of a medicated Crime Boss, who is completely immature when he is alone.

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The Last Freak Show
Simon Tatum, Essex, UK. Documentary Short, 23:06

Jeffrey Marshall is a professional musician, born without arms or legs. But do people come to his shows to listen to the music or to stare at the spectacle of how he's playing? In 'The Last Freak Show' we join him in Nashville as he promotes his debut album before heading out to explore his personal and cultural identity as a disabled performer by becoming the star attraction in the last travelling freak show in America.

The Velocet: Concertina
Bil Thompson, Brooklyn NY, USA. Music Video, 4:07

World Premiere!

Digital stop-motion animation music video for The Velocet. This video was created entirely of still images from a digital SLR stitched together in Adobe After Effects and edited in Final Cut.

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