Opening Night! Ways of the Heart Shorts Block
St. Francis College
180 Remsen St
Pre-Show Reception starts an hour before screening time.Q&A Talk-back with filmmakers starts immediately following screening.Corazón / Mr. Chavan / Your Direction / Let Me Wonder / Universal LanguageCorazónDrama, 6 min. USADirected by Shavon MeyersBrooklyn PremiereA hauntingly beautiful piece that explores depression, religion and sexuality through one woman’s daring tale of love deferred . “Corazón” invites you into a new world and challenges your beliefs by exposing you to a reality that most never knew existed. “Corazón” is the third short film by filmmaker Shavon Meyers. The film was directed, shot and edited by Shavon.Brooklyn Connection:The film was shot on location in Brooklyn, New York with an all Brooklyn cast and crew.Corazón Trailer HD from Shavon Meyers on Vimeo.Mr. ChavanDrama, 6 min. USADirected by Eddie ShiehBrooklyn PremiereA young dedicated home-care aide to an isolated elder man is burdened with an unexpected and lonely responsibility.Brooklyn Connection:Actress, Chau Sa Hoang, Writer-Director, Eddie Shieh, and co-Producer, Christiane Seidel, reside in Brooklyn.Mr. Chavan (Trailer) from Eddie Shieh on Vimeo.Your DirectionMusic Video, 5 min. USADirected by Lauren BradyLove, loss and lunch. The premiere music video from San-Francisco based musical duo, 'The Boy Dahlia.'Brooklyn Connection:The Director lives and works in Brooklyn! She has been in NYC for 8 years. She went to NYU and then moved to Greenpoint right after she graduated. She also opened the US branch of a London-based production company called Lonelyleap, which is based in DUMBO. Most of the crew for this video reside in Brooklyn. And Sunday brunches almost exclusively take place in Brooklyn.The Boy Dahlia - "Your Direction" (Teaser) from Lauren Rachel Brady on Vimeo.Let Me WonderDrama, 10 min. USADirected by Zachary RomeoWorld PremiereChris cheated on his girlfriend Sarah with another man. What to do, what to do...Brooklyn Connection:Let Me Wonder was conceived, written, shot, cut, and scored in my hole-in-the-wall apartment in Bushwick.Universal Language Dark Comedy, 35 min. USA/FranceDirected by Kirsten RussellBrooklyn PremiereWhen Dan wakes up after his first night in Paris after a blackout one-night stand he comes to find out that the woman in bed next to him doesn't speak any English while he speaks no French. But for two lost people who will stop at nothing to avoid involvement, the lack of communication is the perfect scenario for staying unattached. It's a risk-free liaison that might stay anonymous as long as the events from the night before remain unremembered.http://filmcourage.com/content/‘universal-language-joys-and-pitfalls-of-guerrilla-filmmaking-in-gay-paree’-by-kirsten-russeBrooklyn Connection:Universal Language is entrenched in Brooklyn even though it was shot fully in Paris, France. The director, Kirsten Russell, has been a resident of Williamsburg for 13 years. Our lead actor lives here as well. The lead actress lived here for 7 years before locating back to Paris. The producer, Megan Rubens, moved to Brooklyn with Kirsten all those years ago before she moved to London. The film was conceived here, written here, produced here and edited here. But in the spring of 2013 we all took a trip on different planes and trains to meet in France to shoot this film.UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE official trailer from Jamie Wright on Vimeo.
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