Opening Night: Mistaken For Strangers (2014)
A short documentary following Tom Berninger, brother of The National's Matt Berninger, on the day of his film's world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival when he is finally able to step out of his brother's long shadow.
Double Helix: Five New Works for Violin (2014)
A short film commissioned by violinist Kristin Lee to document her process of working with five composers on five new works.
Ornament of the Enamored Heart - Demo Version (2013)
Part I in a music video series loosely based on descriptions of lost silent films: A girl is seen to enter a room and takes off her hat which she places on a table. Hats in profusion appear on her head, one after the other; no sooner does she remove one than another takes its place on her head.
Lucky Sevens (2006)
Marvin Zigglebaum wakes one morning to find an eviction notice on his door. In his destitute state, the old man decides to risk what little he has left at the local racetrack. Accompanied by his wary friend Walter, Marvin sets out in hopes of a quick fix and finds that things are not always so simple.
During the filming of the feature documentary, "No Place On Earth," I had a series of conversations with family members of the people whose story we were telling:
David lives in Montreal now and hadn't been back to Ukraine since the war. He is a quiet, thoughtful man and devoutly religious. We bonded over hockey and his Montreal Canadiens.
During the filming of the feature documentary, "No Place On Earth," I had a series of conversations with family members of the people whose story we were telling: Harold grew up in Kozova, Ukraine, formerly part of Poland, and now lives in New York with his wife Sonia. After coming to New York, he made a name for himself by becoming a meat distributor for such restaurants as Katz Delicatessen and Carnegie Deli. It was his first time back to Kozova since World War II.