More and more UK filmmakers are present at the The NYC Independent Film Festival in New York every year. The festival is focused on low budget and emerging, yet overlooked filmmakers, bringing their talent to culturally enrich the NYC community.
[UKPRwire, Wed Apr 17 2019] The NYC Independent Film Festival aims to create the largest gathering of true indie filmmakers. In this 10th edition we screen over 275 awesome films: drama, documentaries, short films, Music Videos and TV Pilots. Also we organize several professional film sessions, for instance:
WOMEN ON FILM
with: Jan Eliasberg, writer and award winning director (Miami Vice, NCIS: Los Angeles), Jenifer Westphal, producer (Won't You Be My Neighbor?), Danelle Eliav, actor, producer (The Great Pretender, The Sheik), Afia Nathaniel, director and filmmaker (Dukhtar/Daughter).
with: Anthony & Alex, an award-winning director duo who over the past decade have transitioned from experimental live theater to filmmaking. Their work has been been banned from Youtube and awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick. Emmett Jack Lundberg, creator and star of the TV series BROTHERS. And:David Lally, actor and LGBT comedy writer.
And lots of films on the UK or made by UK independent filmmakers. A selection:
A FRIEND OF KIM
by: Dan Hodgson (UK)
Documentary on Dermot Hudson. If you think you have a difficult job, then think again. A post as the unofficial public relations representative for one of the world's most repressive regimes is about as demanding as it gets. Dermot is the Chairman of the North Korean Friendship Association in the UK. A man alienated by his own nation and unafraid to speak out against the status quo, even at the peak of media and public hysteria.
ADRIFT IN SOHO
by: Pablo Behrens (UK)
Drama based on Colin Wilson’s cult novel, ‘Adrift in Soho’. It tells the story of a writer who arrives in Soho at its seediest but also at its most creative era - the mid 1950s. Contrary to popular belief, Soho in those days was a hard place - the romanticised bohemian version came years later when the regular outcasts made it big in the London cultural scene, such as artists Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, John Minton and writers Colin Wilson, Jeffrey Bernard and Dylan Thomas. At the time, Wilson also met members of the film movement Nouvelle Vague and Free Cinema and Behrens took this opportunity to re-create that meeting in the film, as part of his adaptation of the novel.
EVERYTHING MUST BE IN THE AIR
by: Simon Brooks (UK)
Everything Must Be in the Air explores the themes of death, compassion, loneliness and love through the eyes of a terminally ill man who is staying in the last hotel he will ever stay in. The film follows Albrecht Van de Qualen's final days as he comes to terms with his own mortality. He soon finds out that he won't be alone on his journey as a surreal encounter opens his eyes to long lost emotions.
MY VIEW: CLEM BURKE
by Phillip Sansom (UK)
Documentary on the drummer of New York band Blondie: Clem Burke. In between he played for Bob Dylan and The Eurythmics. With exclusive interviews from Dave Stewart, Chris Stein, Hugh Cornwall, Glen Matlock, Bob Gruen and many more put the spotlight on one of rock ’n’ rolls most enigmatic unsung hero’s.
RAY RICHARDSON: OUR SIDE OF THE WATER
by: Nina Degraeve (Belgium)
Originally from Woolwich, a popular suburb of South East London, there was no prospect that Ray Richardson would become one of the major figures in British figurative painting. Anchored on the south bank of the Thames, it is there that he finds the material of his work and the subjects of his portraits. In his traditional pictorial technique, he transposes cinematographic techniques specific to the language of "film noir". Documentary.
SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER
by: Carl Hunter (UK)
Drama on Alan, a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.
THEY WAIT FOR US
by: Lukas Schrank
Short Film on a near-future end-of-life care facility, where a reclusive hospital worker starts to believe a coma patient is attempting to communicate with him.
And many more UK films. Check us out at our website