Scene: Brooklyn 2013 Recap

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This year’s “Scene: Brooklyn” screening series commemorating the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy was a huge success, with 36 films and media projects screening over four nights at three terrific venues. The series was curated by BAC Film Program Coordinator Nick Shimkin, with help from Film Program Assistant Nelson Lassiter.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our partner venues: Made in NY Media Center by IFP, UnionDocs, and Galapagos Art Space  as well as Angela Hardenburg and Endless Picnic for tech and DVD mastering and Erik Fuller and Sam Cornwall  for photography. Take a look at the event photos!

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At our “Shorts Slam” on Monday October 28 – our sole night dedicated to impressive non-Sandy narrative and animated work – the short drama “A Wedding Day,” directed by Anthony Nicolau/ written by Sara Gozalo, was voted the Audience Choice Award winner.


The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) generously donated a year-long Individual Membership for the winner. BAC is grateful to IFP for their support of local filmmakers, as well as for providing us with an incredible opening night venue: their brand new “Made in NY Media Center”

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“The Rider and the Storm” (David Darg and Bryn Mooser, 2013, 15min)

Surfer, New Yorker and Freedom Tower ironworker, Timmy Brennan lost everything in the Breezy Point fires during Hurricane Sandy. Through the kindness of strangers, he is given a new board and finds hope riding the same ocean that shattered his community.

See this film this evening at “From the Floodlines” at Galapagos Art Space. We will have both the director and subject of this amazing short doc on hand for a Q&A after the screening.