Here's what you need to know for our shorts program next week at Northside Festival. First, if you live in NYC, go buy your tickets now. This Thursday, June 19th at 7:30pm at IndieScreen in Williamsburg. It'll be a good time & they'll be a hang afterwards. I'll walk ya through what you're gonna see. 6 great new short films including 2 World Premieres.
1st up is Visit New York on $100 directed by Fatal Farm. I don't know who or what Fatal Farm is, but this 4 minute fake travel advice video is genius. It's part of a series of vids called Infinite Solutions, which are life hack videos spewing non-sense w/ a straight face.
Check out one from 2007 called How To Find Dinosaur Bones:
Next up is The Meteor by Charles Griffin Gibson. Here's what I had to say about the film when we screened it in April. Bottom line: I'm a big fan.
3rd in the block is the World Premiere of Stephen Gurewitz' new film Life In Between. Gurewitz is the man behind Marvin Seth and Stanley (trailer below...) one of our favorite films of 2012. The new film stars Beck DeRobertis, the monotone Minnesota funnyman (you know/love from Red Lobster & Happy Birthday) + features Alex Karpovsky & it's great, short and sweet.
Next is another World Premiere, We'll Be Happy Over There by Zach Fleming, director of the '13 NoBudge selection, Outside. If you like Outside, you'll love the new one. Fleming has a fantastic sense of darkness and foreboding, and his films achieve an effortless otherworldly feel. Great editing & sound design.
Second to last is The Greggs, the new film from the makers of The Mud. If you follow NoBudge, you know I'm obsessed with these films. Incredibly funny+strange free-for-alls starring the collective of Robert Malone, Bruce Bundy, Kira Pierson & Nigel DeFriez. The best young group chemistry comedic filmmakers around. Trailer below...
Last film is Santa Monica by Andy DeYoung, director of the hilarious Ohio (video below...) and Linda Munn's LPGA Champion. Santa Monica is one sharp piece of work, written by & starring the brilliant comedians Kate Berlant & John Early.
There ya have it. Huge fan of all these films. Would love to see you next Thursday at IndieScreen. Go grab your tickets. And then all hang out afterwards.