Sunday, April 23, 2017

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERWAY ON NEW TELEVISION FILM "WITTGENSTEIN'S REPERTOIRE"

Principal photography is underway on "Wittgenstein's Repertoire", the new television film I am directing for KPS Productions and Monolithic Films. I recently returned from shoots in London, Boston, Charlottesville, and Baltimore. Production will continue in Vienna and take us through to the end of 2017. A few set stills:






Thursday, March 30, 2017

"NO PLACE OF EXILE" COMPLETE, SET FOR ARTE / RBB PREMIERE

No Place of Exile is now complete and set for French and German television premieres on ARTE and RBB later this year. I will be in attendance, along with the producers and cast, for a special Swiss premiere in Sils Maria in September. Pianist Markus Pawlik is set to perform Robert Schumann's Fantasie Op. 17. Follow the film on Facebook for updates and air times.


In recent months, I also directed new national commercial campaigns for August Home and TCL.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

WRAPPED PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE ARTE FILM "ARTUR SCHNABEL: NO PLACE OF EXILE"; ABSENT THEATRICAL TOUR; FILM PROJECTIONS AT MUSIKFEST BERLIN

I recently wrapped principal photography, in Berlin and Vienna, for the TV feature I am directing for Arte/RBB. "Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile" is now in post-production. A few set stills from the shoot (Arri Alexa + Kodak Super8), below. A European television premiere set for 2017.







In September, Absent opened theatrically in Berlin, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Paris. I had the pleasure of attending all four premieres. Many thanks to the Kino Moviemento in Berlin, the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, the Haifa Cinematheque, and the Collège des Bernadins in Paris, for presenting the film. The Paris premiere was a co-presentation of Yahad - In Unum.

Lastly, in September I presented, at Musikfest Berlin, a series of fine art film projections I created for a historic concert of music composed by Artur Schnabel, performed by pianist Markus Pawlik, baritone Dietrich Henschel, and the Szymanowski String Quartet. A version of the program will be repeated in Sils Maria, Switzerland, next summer.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

NATIONAL COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES; ABSENT MOSCOW PREMIERE

National commercial spots I directed for tech brand August are now running in most US markets. The campaign was produced by Iconoclastic Media.

I also recently returned from screening Absent in Moscow. Thanks to producer Max Gutbrod for organizing this very special Russian Premiere and panel discussion about the transmission and denial of Holocaust history in Eastern Europe. An important conversation is underway.



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ABSENT PREMIERES IN L.A., NAMED ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST FILMS

Thank you to everybody who attended our completely sold-out Los Angeles Absent Premiere at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills, as part of the 2016 South East European Film Festival.  Thanks also to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust for co-presenting the night and hosting the Q&A.

We were thrilled to see Absent named one of the top ten films of 2015 by Cine Maldito.

In other news, our Latin American premiere was held at the Festival Cinematogr√°fico Internacional del Uruguay in Montevideo on 28th March 2016. Our Baltic premiere was hosted by the Tartu World Film Festival in Estonia on 30th March 2016, and our FYR premiere took place at the Festival of Tolerance in Zagreb, Croatia, on 10th April 2016.

Friday, October 30, 2015

ABSENT INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE ANNOUNCED

Thrilled to announce that Absent will have its international premiere in competition at the 2015 Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo in Spain. Excited to be in such great company, alongside films by Chantal Akerman, Philippe Grandrieux, and Joao Pedro Rodrigues.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

ABSENT OPENS TO GREAT REVIEWS IN EUROPE

Very gratifying to see our small and sometimes controversial doc Absent open to great reviews in Europe, including this one. It was an honor to be named the "must-see movie" of the Astra Film Fest by Cineuropa. Congrats to the whole team!