December 6th, 2011
September 24th, 2011
It’s been so long since I’ve updated whats been going on with Mary Marie! Here is a recap:
Mary Marie played at the Reeling Film Festival in Chicago recently and also at Mezipatra Film Festival in Prague. We were featured in the Chicago Reader here. And also here is a sweet post from someone who saw the film in Chicago.
In Mezipatra the film was well received and I had the pleasure of spending time with directors Tom Kalin and Todd Haynes who both inspired me so so much. There were many late nights in cafes, dancing, misty walks along the river…It was lovely.
You can check out some of the Todd Haynes Masterclass here.
It looks like Mary Marie will be coming out on DVD and VOD in several countries in May or June 2012. We are very excited.
A little taste of Prague…
September 24th, 2011
September 24th, 2011
September 6th, 2011
Last month I organized a night for GEMS career week for women in film. (If you don’t know about GEMS then look them up.) These women in the film industry came and shared their stories and films. It was awesome.
Here are the names of the inspiring women who spoke: Deborah Kampmeier, Adetoro Makinde, Danielle Lurie, Jade Healy, Autumn Eakin, Alicia Van Couvering, Lisa Meyers, Leah Meyerhoff, Jen Ruff, Risa Sacharan, and Christina Jeffs. You should google them all!
August 1st, 2011
It’s been a wonderful summer…I just got back from the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama where my film “Mary Marie” screened alongside some great films (Vacation!, This is What Love in Action Looks Like, Septien, Green…) The festival was amazing. Truly a summer camp-for-filmmakers vibe.
My short film Out of the Blue screened at an underground music and film festival in London just as the riots were dying down, which was an honor.
On Thursday night a film collaboration I worked on will be screening as an installation in Fashion’s Night Out at Condor on Elizabeth St. View the invite here.
Also I directed a short film called RISE for designer Suzanne Rae which will be released very soon as well…And next month I’m going to be showing something special at the City Arts Festival in a gallery show curated by Nko called “Love & Anguish” based on some of the writings of Georges Bataille..
July 26th, 2011
A few months ago I directed two short docs for my friends at Naked Faces Films…check them out! Click HERE for the one on Laurie Simmons and HERE is the one on Gary Panter. Enjoy!
June 13th, 2011
I’ve been terrible about keeping up with my blog here….anyway Mary Marie screened at Newfest on Friday night at Cinema Village. It was super fun to have the film play in Manhattan. Quite a dream come true I think. Also this week we were in the Wall St Journal, NY Times, and I was interviewed in The Huffington Post. It’s been a wonderful whirlwind. We are working on distribution now!
Check in on our Facebook and “Like” the film for updates!
May 19th, 2011
Last night was the award ceremony for the Brooklyn Film Festival and we are pleased to announce that Mary Marie won “Best Cinematography!” Magela and I won some pretty bracelets from a local jewelry designer and some software (maybe Movie Magic or something like that). This award is an honor since I’m also a photographer and the visual style of the film was something I worked long and hard with Magela to create.
If you missed the film at Brooklyn Film Festival you will have a chance to see it again in Manhattan in late July. Details coming soon… xx
Find Mary Marie on Facebook here.
May 14th, 2011
We are pleased to announce that our film Mary Marie will be premiering on June 4th, 2011 at 8 pm at the Brooklyn Film Festival. It was chosen out of 2500 films.
Buy your tickets here! I heard they are going fast! Be sure to join us for the after party as well!
A few months ago I went down to Miami and asked Shareen Sarwar from Vintage Mavens and her husband Jorge Rubiera if they wanted to make a short film/spot with me celebrating the colors of spring and summer fashion. I told them my idea and when we got there they had made all the necessary plans to put it into action. We spent a morning in the colorful Little Haiti area of Miami. This was my first time working with Jorge and it was great!
Anyway “Beached Miami” chose our video as their favorite of the week and reviewed it. Here’s what they said:
“Finally, we have my favorite video released this week, “Color Blast!”, a collaboration between New York photographer Alexandra Roxo and local musician/filmmaker Jorge Rubiera. Now this is essentially a commercial for Vintage Mavens, Rubiera’s wife’s online clothing store. But goddamn it if it isn’t a rad commercial. A sensual supernova of color and music, “Color Blast!” achieves what few advertisements do: It captivates without activating one’s contempt for commercialism. Hell, this commercial — described, in a stretch, as a “short” — is actually rewatchable. As you will now see. (FYI: The model in “Color Blast!” is Shareen Sarwar, Ruberia’s missus.)”
Thanks to Shareen and Jorge! They are refreshingly genuine people who are also very talented. They also give me another reason to come to Miami more often!