VERSE: A MURDER MYSTERY. When a young poet discovers a lost manuscript, he is drawn into the New York City literary world with the only key to an unsolved, 30-year-old murder. Starring Jon Sands, Angel Nafis and Mark Greenfield. Produced by Rattapallax Productions. Directed by Ram Devineni. Script by Susan Brennan. Music by Shira E. & the Tiny Tornadoes. [ more ]
PIGEON KEEPERS OF BUSHWICK. Look up from the busy hectic streets of New York City life, and you will see a flock of purebred pigeons flying in circles around an abandoned tenement building in Bushwick. Their aerial acrobatics are guided by their keeper, a street-wise Puerto Rico man nicknamed 2Tone. On the other end of Brooklyn, Goodwin and his pal, Super 13, tend their pigeon coop and flock of 300 birds. Each one trying to lure each other’s pigeons away in order to get bragging rights. A beautifully shot documentary designed for online news and cultural publications. The film is told through the voices and perspectives of the pigeon keepers and brings the audience into this obscure and dying culture in New York City. [ more ]
ALIEN ROADKILL & LAMONT, THE PACKRAT. A short documentary about African-American poet Lamont B. Steptoe and his search for the aliens who abducted him in Philadelphia. Steptoe is an American Book Award winner and suffering from post-traumatic syndrome resulting from the Vietnam War. In 2008, he taveled to Roswell, New Mexico to the Roswell UFO Festival to find the aliens he encountered and seek spiritual solace at the famed crash site. While at Roswell, he meets other people who were also aducted by aliens and soon discovers that he is not “alone.” [ more ]
Music for (prepared) bicycles (after John Cage & Marcel Duchamp). A project by Caecilia Tripp. The global project consists of seven « prepared » bicycles in echo with « Music of change » by John Cage (1951) which will lead to seven sonic bicycle processions through seven different metropoles. Each bicycle procession through the city is filmed, so that there will be seven films together with the seven bicycles in the end. The bicycle wheels are strung with musical strings of an electric guitar, and playing cards are placed in between the spikes, provoking musical sounds as the bicycle is on the move. [ more ]
Puppy Love: Same-Sex Marriage on 11-11-11. On 11-11-11, Steve and Eliseo had a same-sex marriage ceremony in New York City. They met on November 11 and Steve first popped the question 11 years ago knowing that it could never be a formal marriage. When New York State legalized same-sex marriages in June, they knew they had to get married on 11-11-11! Both Steve and Eliseo started a boutique clothing line for small dogs and with the help of their pet Chihuahua, Martina, they recount their love and prepare for one of the first ceremonial gay marriages in New York City! [ more ]
BOLLYWORLD. India is going through extraordinary changes and entering the global market. This documentary focuses on how India’s largest film industry “Bollywood” is transforming itself to appeal to a world audience. We get a glimpse into the many dimensions of Bollywood and the people who make a living entertaining over 3 billion people a year. Produced by Ram Devineni, Franthiesco Ballerini & Beatriz Seigner. In English and Portuguese.