Friday, August 3, 2018

NO PLACE OF EXILE SCREENINGS: THE FRENCH ALPS & LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Two exciting upcoming screening of my film No Place of Exile to announce:

On 8/30, an incredible double feature at Megève Festival Savoy Truffle. First, a screening of Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile. Then an encore of the Berlin concert featuring my filmed projections, pianist Markus Pawlik, singer Dietrich Henschel, and the Szymanowski Quartet. Dietrich and I will also be giving a talk the following day. Join us for a memorable few days in the French Alps!

On 11/29, the film will screen at America's oldest federal cultural institution, The Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C. Markus Pawlik and I will be on hand to introduce the film. The event starts at 630pm and is open to the public.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

MY NEW BRAND FILM STARRING PRO SURFER TIA BLANCO

I shot this TCL brand film on a remote beach in Mexico. A memorable experience working with pro surfer Tia Blanco — and another win for #TeamIconoclastic.






Wednesday, May 30, 2018

MY NEW COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN WITH NBA ALL-STAR GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO LAUNCHES

I had a great time directing NBA All-star Giannis Antetokounmpo in this stylish new spot for TCL USA. Look for it airing on the ESPN networks this week and throughout the NBA Finals. Some nifty ink on the campaign, here. Well-done, #TeamIconoclastic!






Sunday, April 29, 2018

PRODUCTION UNDERWAY IN RUSSIA ON NEW FEATURE FILM, MOSOLOV'S SUITCASE

Excited to announce our new feature about forgotten genius / bad-boy dandy of the Soviet avant-garde, Alexander Mosolov. Principal photography get underway in March in Russia,  with the fantastic Kirill Emelyanov (2015 César nominee for Eastern Boys) in the lead role.

An early peek at my new film and our March shoot in a very snowy Moscow. #shotonfilm #comingsoon



ABSENT RELEASED IN U.S./U.K., FEATURED IN TABLET MAGAZINE

Over four years ago, I bribed my way, with a small crew, across the Moldovan border to make this very special little film. Proud to share this Tablet Magazine piece reviewing our Amazon release in the U.S. and the U.K. For all who have asked over the past year, Absent is now available to rent and own. Spread the word.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

"NO PLACE OF EXILE" PREMIERES ON ARTE FEBRUARY 4TH

Pleased to announce that my new film, No Place of Exile, will have its ARTE premiere on Sunday, February 4th, at 11:05pm.


Producer Álvaro Fernández, DoP Michael Pessah, pianist Markus Pawlik, editor Marc Cohen, and I spent 18 months chasing the very complicated life of Artur Schnabel (musician, modernist, refugee) through some five different countries and half a dozen different narrative, documentary, and concert shoots. Mostly, we're grateful to ARTE and RBB for commissioning and seeing through what is essentially a multi-format experimental film about a multi-faceted musical experimenter. As Leon Fleisher so aptly observes in the film: "music [is about] the cosmic."

A BUSY END TO 2017 + NEW PROJECTS FOR 2018

What a busy end to 2017 it was.

Thank you to everybody who made it out to an unforgettable first screening of No Place of Exile at the Waldhaus Sils in the Swiss Engadin and to a memorable screening of Absent in Zürich, co-presented by Likrat Moldova and the Living Stones Foundation.

The year ended (and 2018 began) in Jerusalem, with ten days of script workshops and meetings for a new film: the narrative feature Goldberg Variations, a collaboration with writer Golan Friedman. We are grateful to the Saidoff Foresight Foundation for supporting development on the project.