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ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL 2019

03/21-3/24

THE AMAZING ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL 2019 CREW AT THE SATURDAY NIGHT BASH. IN ONLY ITS SEVENTH YEAR THE FESTIVAL CONTINUES TO BE THE LARGEST ARTS EVENT IN THE CITY. CHEERS TO ALL THOSE VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF MEMBERS WHO PUT THEIR HEART AND SOUL INTO MAKING THIS YEAR THE BEST YEAR YET!

THE AMAZING ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL 2019 CREW AT THE SATURDAY NIGHT BASH. IN ONLY ITS SEVENTH YEAR THE FESTIVAL CONTINUES TO BE THE LARGEST ARTS EVENT IN THE CITY. CHEERS TO ALL THOSE VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF MEMBERS WHO PUT THEIR HEART AND SOUL INTO MAKING THIS YEAR THE BEST YEAR YET!


FREEDOM SHADOW

11/07/2018

Juan Arturo playing the role of Josh.

Juan Arturo playing the role of Josh.

Selenis Leyva (known for her role of Gloria on “Orange is the New Black”) playing the role of the mother Pam.

Selenis Leyva (known for her role of Gloria on “Orange is the New Black”) playing the role of the mother Pam.

Reynaldo Piniella playing the role of Abdul.

Reynaldo Piniella playing the role of Abdul.

BTS PHOTOS FROM A FILM I JUST CO-PRODUCED TITLED “FREEDOM SHADOW”

FREEDOM SHADOW is about a family redefining itself after one member returns home with a new faith. It's the World Cup, Ramadan and Prom Night...the Caban Family is celebrating all three.

The film brings us into a busy evening at the Caban household. For Naya and her mother Pamela, it's Prom Night, one of the major rites of passage before college. Naya preps with Pamela while her grandmother Mami obsessively watches the World Cup. Meanwhile her brother who recently came home from prison on house arrest has another night stuck home. While in prison, he discovered a sense of purpose through finding a new faith: Islam.

 At the core of the story, we follow the relationship between the Caban kids, Naya and Abdul. Estranged siblings, tensions erupt at home as Naya gets ready for prom. In her seeking for independence, Naya makes some questionable decisions which Abdul learns about while waiting for her to come home. When he believes she may be in danger, he must make a decision: break his house arrest and sacrifice his impending freedom or ensure that his sister stays free. 


CAREER DAY

Is currently on the Festival Circuit:

From Palm Springs to NYC to Delaware Career Day has played in over ten film festivals nation wide


WINNER OF MEDIA SERVICE AWARD

4/26/2018:

I AM HONORED TO HAVE WON THE "MEDIA SERVICE AWARD"  AT TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS.

The Award is given annually to a third year graduate student who has produced an outstanding body of work during their time in the program. 

Past producing alumni have included Lydia Dean Piltcher (Amelia, The Talented Mr. Ripley), Stanley Wlodkowski (American Beauty, Eat Prey Love), Paul Mezy (Maria Full of Grace, Beasts of the Southern Wild), Matthew Myers (Then She Found Me, Henry Fool), and Mollye Asher (Fort Tilden, 2014 SXSW Best Feature).

I look forward to using the award to help fund several projects that I  currently have in development, including my NYU thesis film, that I plan to shoot in 2019. 

Stay tuned...

 

NYU GRAD FILM 'ON YOUR RADAR' SPOTLIGHT

 
Rebecca Karpovsky as Mandy in "Career Day"

Congratulations to REBECCA KAROVSKY for winning Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Career Day as Mandy McBride

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