Documentary


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A Poem Of Glass And Steel

Runtime: 7:31
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Ryan Clancy
USA
2016
 

Primarily known for being the largest collection of Mies Van Der Rohe designed homes in the world, Detroit's Lafayette Park is usually the subject of Architectural interest, leaving little said about its socioeconomic climate. This project narrates the experience of living in an iconic and rapidly changing neighborhood. The area has been influenced by a grim past and faces an uncertain future, making this footage a valuable documentation of a fragile moment in time. As a result, "A Poem of Glass and Steel" questions the worth and sustainability of beauty and community.

Bio: Current graduate student of Media Studies at Wayne State University, Ryan Clancy is a published Detroit filmmaker and photographer with work featured in Stand Quarterly, miesdetroit.org, Elusive Magazine and Arch Daily. His work documents the ways in which people interact differently with the same environment.


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Columbus, New Mexico

Runtime: 7:20
 

Will Oloughlen
USA
2015

Columbus, New Mexico is not the last place on earth. It is the end of the road though. This short film explores the history of the place and reflects on the happenings of the surrounding area. Shot on Super 8 and with a GoPro on a couple of different visits.

Bio: Will O’Loughlen was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1967. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Memphis in 1997. O’Loughlen resides in Los Angeles, California and currently works at UCLA. He is the former film manager for Platform International Animation Festival. As well as the former Director of the Indie Memphis Film Festival. O’Loughlen also teaches at the Echo Park Film Center. O’Loughlen has been an independent filmmaker since 1997.


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Han

Runtime: 6:25
Student
 

Stephanie Buckley
2016
USA

 

"Han" is a short documentary that explores the far reaching effects of sexual assault.

Bio: Stephanie Buckley is a filmmaker and essayist livng and working in Baltimore, MD. Stephanie is an undergraduate at Towson University where she studies film production and creative writing. She has a passion for exploring the boundaries between nonfiction and traditional narratives.


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Kingdom: Animalia

Runtime: 2:47
Student
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David Gravely
USA
2016
 

Nat Geo has nothing on Kingdom: Animalia.

This is a picture of only Dave. Shane will have to wait. These 2 directors are from southern WV. They write, direct, produce, and edit their films. They have made 5 shorts ranging from 2 minutes to 40 minutes. They are currently editing a full length picture. They are the core of ButterChicken Pictures.


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Night Periscope

Runtime: 2:30
 

Carl Knickerbocker
USA
2016

Collage of Periscope images and voices.


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Road Elegy

 
 

Runtime: 8:40
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Linnea Langkammer
USA
2016

 

Fifteen years ago, my mother received a devastating phone call: her identical twin and best friend had died. Together, we drive from our home in the Bay Area to Arizona, to visit her grave for the first time in over a decade. As we pass lush rolling hills and the dry desert landscape, she talks about her sister: about their past and the future they didn't have. Road Elegy is a visually striking documentary about a mother and daughter, an 18-hour road trip, and the inability to heal.

Bio: Linnea Langkammer is an emerging filmmaker and graduate candidate at Temple University, earning an MFA in Film and Media Arts. Her previous short documentary, Number 32, has screened at film festivals worldwide, winning several Best Documentary Awards. Number 32 investigates how young researchers struggle with the ethical and emotional burden of animal experimentation. With a diverse background in photography and neuroscience, her films emphasize the visual image and a scientific curiosity with detail. Her latest project, Facing East, is a feature-length documentary and interactive website that investigates the refugee crisis as she and her collaborator cycle 7000km, retracting the route of mass migration from the Middle East to the European Union.


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Terre Nullius

 
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Runtime: 15:11
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Lydia Moyer
USA
2016

An experimental documentary about the life of Olive Oatman, a young white woman whose narrative of living primarily among the Mohave was famous in its time.


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The Collection

 
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Adam Roffman
(Director)
Nathaniel Hansen (Cinematographer/Editor)
USA
2016

The Collection is a short documentary about two friends, DJ Ginsberg and Marilyn Wagner, and their discovery of an astonishing and unique collection of movie memorabilia, comprised of over 40,000 printer blocks and 20,000 printer plates used to create the original newspaper advertisements for virtually every movie released in the United States from the silent period through 1984, when newspapers stopped using the letterpress format.

The film was shot in Omaha, Nebraska over a four-day period in January 2016. Created by the two-person team of Adam Roffman (Director/Producer) and Nathaniel Hansen (Cinematographer/Editor), their third time working together (the first two times being on the short documentaries Spearhunter and All The Presidents' Heads).  The Collection was shot on a Canon C300.

Adam Roffman bio: Adam Roffman has made a living in the film industry since the late 90's working in props and set decoration for filmmakers including Robert Altman, Martin Scorcese, Ben Affleck, David O. Russell, Kathryn Bigelow, Paul Greengrass, and Paul Feig. He has produced the feature-length films Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (which aired nationally on PBS's American Masters), Woodpecker (SXSW '08), Trust Us, This Is All Made Up (SXSW '09), and Phillip The Fossil (SXSW 2010). He served as Program Director for the Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) from 2003-2013. He co-directed (with Luke Poling) the short documentary Spearhunter, which premiered at SXSW in 2015 and played at over 40 festivals. He followed that with the short documentary All The Presidents' Heads which premiered at the Camden International Film Festival in 2016. 

Nathaniel Hansen bio: Nathaniel Hansen is an award-winning director, cinematographer, and editor. He directed the feature documentary The Elders which premiered at the Independent Film Festival Boston. He has done work for commercial clients including Johnson & Johnson and Estee Lauder, as well as for global non-profit organizations such as the United Nations, bottletop.org, and sowersofhope.org. He has worked with numerous other filmmakers including director Rebecca Richman Cohen on the short documentary Expired!. The Collection is Nathaniel's third collaboration with Adam Roffman. Nathaniel is an adjunct film professor at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.


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This Is Yates

Runtime: 12:10
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Joshua Yates
USA
2016

This is Yates is a reflexive analog-elegy that hates itself. Presented through a collage of serene and violent home movies, it invites the viewer to question not only the ways in which we shape identity via fragmented media, but also the processes through which we construct memory and deal with personal trauma. The film occupies a space between nonfictional portraiture and ethnographic dreamscape, offering a nuanced portrait of southern youth culture as well as a visceral rumination on bodies both decaying and enduring.

This is Yates was edited over the course over three years and completed during a residency with the Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia, SC.