Coney Island Film Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 2pm
Sideshows By The Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor

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The Brooklyn Way

Matthew Ginsburg, Mike McLeer, New York NY, USA. Music Video, 3:37

Bayridge Brooklyn's own The Lordz (with special guest Everlast) pay
tribute to life in the County of The Kings in this video for the title track of their new album, The Brooklyn Way.

North Brother

Dan Gingold, Brooklyn NY, USA. Documentary Short, 7:49

World Premiere!

North Brother is an urban exploration raft trip through New York City that follows five explorers on their visit to North Brother Island, a small island in the East River. Abandoned for over 50 years and technically off limits, they reach the island after passing through the dangerous confluence of three separate bodies of water. the explorers then paddle downstream from the Bronx to Brooklyn and meditate on the rewards of seeking adventure outside of traditional boundaries.

Where The Sky Meets The Sea

Jasper Wingo, Matthew Orr, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 4:57

The circle of life touches four men as they bear a coffin of a friend.

The Brother's In Trouble

Sara Strahan, New York NY, USA. Experimental, 3:52

New York Premiere!

This film explores the relationship of memory and home movies and the active process of re-making personal narratives


Josef Wladyka, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 4:12

New York Premiere!

Victor Jackson, a hobby artist, meticulously adds the final touches to his model UH1-HUEY helicopter. The intricate craftsmanship required has allowed him to detach himself from haunting memories. But as the final brush strokes grow increasingly complex, Victor realizes that in order to pursue a future, he must first confront his past.

The Note

Jon Greenhalgh, London, UK, Narrative Short, 4:28

‘I love you’ the piece of paper informed him.

However, this was no ordinary piece of paper. This piece of paper had a mind of it’s own and was going to do everything in it’s wafer-thin power to unite a slightly naive boy with an intriguing girl from the other side of the tracks.

I'm No Stud

Randall Ehrmann, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 9:55

When a reasonably liberated couple invites their two grown daughters and their significant others to spend the night, they don’t reckon on the sleeping arrangements being quite so uncomfortably close.

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Pickup And Return

Alex R. Johnson, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 22:12

World Premiere!

PICKUP & RETURN is a film about missed opportunities and delayed responses. Sam and Pete are production assistants working in New York City. The job is monotonous, repetitive, uninspiring. Sam feels trapped. His dead-end job, his disappointing relationship and his deadbeat friend all seem to be reaching a tipping point at the same time.

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English Language (With English Subtitles)

Tim Plester, London, UK. Narrative Short, 18:24

New York Premiere!

A tenderly offbeat comedy about love and communication... or the lack thereof. Meet Mulligan (a typically English man), Esther (his Scandinavian girlfriend), and the on-screen subtitles that find themselves along for the ride.


Sangheon Lee, Brooklyn NY, USA. Animated Short, 6:00

Childhood is the figurative representation of home and as we grow older, this escapes us. This inevitable loss of innocence always challenges us in our lives. Then we know, that Holden Caulfield would still want to be the catcher in the rye.

One heavy rainy day, ‘C’ realizes what took away his precious memories and dream when he saw one man doing a graffiti of 'FUCK YOU' on the wall. He starts writing a note with his pistol right next to him on the table, however he still has not made his decision, instead, 'C' dreams about the place of his childhood and the carousel in the rain.

Long Night Drone

Neil Forman, Los Angeles CA, USA. Music Video, 3:15

In this Sci-fi music video, a group of fashion-model scientists design and build androids to be the perfect rock band. The 'building of the perfect rock star' is chronicled from plastic parts to boxed shipments. The androids learn to sing and are programmed to move and play instruments. The perfect rock band is called 'Ten Minute Turns'. They play the song 'Long Night Drone'.

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