Brooklyn Comedy Block!
P.S./I.S. 30 The Mary White Ovington School
415 Ovington Ave
What’s Eating Dad? / Death By Scrabble/ Milk Run / Queso Flameado / Bumdom / The Vase/ teeth/ HumptyPre-Show Reception starts an hour before screening time. Q&A Talk-back with filmmakers starts immediately following screening.What's Eating Dad?Comedy/Horror, 11 min. USADirected by Michael GoldburgWhen Chloe meets her boyfriend's parents for the first time, what's really for dinner is something she never imagined. In the vein of "Meet the Parents" meets "Shaun of the Dead," WHAT'S EATING DAD? is a hilariously absurd, award-winning, horror-comedy short about literally surviving the future in-laws.WHAT'S EATING DAD? was named a Top 10 Horror Short of 2014 and has won multiple other accolades and is being developed into a feature film. And no cockroaches were harmed in the making of the short.Brooklyn Connection:The director is a fifteen-year resident of Brooklyn; Co-Producer Dave Chan hails from and still lives in Brooklyn; and the film was shot entirely in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. DP Peter Olsen and lead actor Brennan Taylor also both live in Brooklyn.Death By ScrabbleComedy, 4 min. USADirected by Ryan GeigerEast Coast PremiereA husband unhappy in his marriage, plays a heated game of Scrabble with his wife. When the words on the board come to fruition, the husband tries to command fate and utilize this uncanny coincidence to his vindictive advantage.Starring Leslie Lopez, star of the 50 Cent's hit show Power on Starz, Death By Scrabble is a passion project by award-winning director Ryan Geiger to win HBO's latest season of Project Greenlight. The film made Top 200 in the competition. Filmed on a budget of 400 dollars, the film has most recently screened at the 2015 Dam Short Film Festival in Nevada.Brooklyn Connection:The director, star, DP, and Sound Designer all live and reside in Brooklyn. This is the definition of a Brooklyn film.Milk RunComedy, 9 min. USADirected by Alexandria CollinsBrooklyn PremierePetey, an 80 year old pianist, is on the verge of completing his long overdue masterpiece. But there's just one problem--his wife needs milk to finish their Saturday morning traditional dish. Caught between pentatonics and pancakes, Petey begins an unexpected journey to find much more than 2% milk.Brooklyn Connection:Milk Run was filmed almost entirely in Park Slope.Queso FlameadoComedy, 7 min. USADirected by Jean Geraldine PesceEast Coast PremiereQueso Flameado is a dark comedy about two women who spend an afternoon hiring a hit-man. A chance to eavesdrop on a very uncomfortable assassination plot.Brooklyn Connection: Queso was filmed in Williamsburg. Nearly the entire cast & crew are Brooklyn based.BumdomComedy, 16 min. USADirected by Matt CascellaBrooklyn PremiereAs others attempt to claw their way out of the fray toward singularity, Nate, unburdened by ambition or goals, calls in sick to work and spends the day loafing around the city, a bum among the bustle.Fun Fact: Yoni Lotan, the lead actor, provided all of the bodily function sounds you hear in the film. There is absolutely no ADR.Brooklyn Connection:"Bumdom" shakes like Brooklyn, smells like Brooklyn, rewards like Brooklyn, disappoints like Brooklyn, squashes your heart like Brooklyn... (also Matt lives here.)Bumdom (trailer) from Big Shins on Vimeo.The VaseComedy, 2 min. USADirected by Jeremy KruseWorld PremiereEx-lovers reconnect through the lost art of writing thank you notes."The Vase" is one of many films produced by the Animated Repertory Company. The Animated Repertory Company, founded by Jeremy Kruse, is an acting group comprised of animated (cartoon) characters. ARC is the best acting company with the most drama! Get drawn in.Brooklyn Connection:Jeremy Kruse lives in Brooklyn and made the film, "The Vase", in Brooklyn.teethComedy-Horror, 6 min. UK/Hungary/USADirected by Tom Brown and Daniel GrayBrooklyn PremiereThings of worth are often neglected in favour of that which is more immediately gratifying. Unfortunately, things that are neglected are often lost forever. The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions. The film received no funding, which is why it took Tom and Dan 8 years to make it.Brooklyn Connection:Co-Director, Tom Brown, lives in Greenpoint and works from his apartment there, as well as his Production House, Blacklist, in the LES of Manhattan. The majority of the final animation was done in his apartment in the early hours of the morning.teeth trailer from holbrooks on Vimeo.HumptyComedy, 15 min. USADirected by Clare SacklerEast Coast PremiereLearning his girlfriend Dani is pregnant, Dean is surprised, delighted, and a bit unsure. To prove himself responsible, the father-to-be seeks confirmation from an unlikely source: a high school parenting test.Brooklyn Connection:Humpty is connected to Brooklyn in a myriad of ways, including being where most of our cast and crew live. The story itself is also based in Brooklyn.Humpty trailer from Clare Sackler on Vimeo.
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