Filmmaker & Photographer, Dread the Photographer
Dread is a 31 year old female artist who specializes in photography and videography. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Dread has showcased her works in over 5 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows in New York, California and Florida. She is currently working on a series titled "Queer: For Lovers Only" which she plans to complete by Summer 2019.
Inés Vogelfang is an editor from Argentina currently based in New York City. She studied film at The University of Buenos Aires, and earned her Masters in Media Studies and Documentary Film at The New School. The most recent shorts she directed and edited were screened at DOCNYC, Corto Circuito, and Offside Film Fest in Europe. A fiction short Inés edited, “Leo’s Shoulder” by Carlos Ledesma, was screened at BAFICI. She is an alumna of the Imagine Science Film Festival, The Edit Center, and with “You Play Here”, her interactive documentary about immigration and the public space, she was part of DCTV’s Documentary WIP Lab with Yance Ford ("Strong Island").
Filmmaker and Director/Editor: Ines Volgelfang
She is currently editing a feature documentary (“Untitled Barry Gibbs Documentary”), Directed by Zoe Potkin, and Executive Produced by Katie Couric, Tony Goldwyn, and Sanaa Hamri. Inés speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English, enabling her to edit projects all over the world.
"Filming is one of the most descriptive methods to explaining what's going on in the most complex organ our bodies encompass."
Filmmaker and Director/Editor: Prelo White
Jay Palmieri Jr. is a horror filmmaker based in New Jersey & New York city. After graduating from New York Film Academy back in 2011, he has continued to make fun & original horror/thriller films. Jay has written & directed 7 films, including his award-winning LGBT thrillers, TASTE & LÉA. His feature debut, PLAY, starring Jes Davis & Michael Taveira is currently in post-production.
Filmmaker, Writer and Director: Jay Palmieri
Charity Smith is a native New Yorker and a debuting film director and in the last two years has written 4 video treatments that are now being produced into short films. F.A.D.E.: Freedom Against Dark Enemies; debuted early in 2018 and was a selected short in several film festivals including The hip hop Film festival and winner of best in film (Viewer’s choice)hosted by The Female Filmmakers festival.
Writer, Director and Producer: Charity Smith
Meet The Filmmkers
Show Your Soul is a creative film festival organized by the partners of BKLYNIS. Meet the filmmakers behind the genius.
Mental Health Series
A visual art project capturing vulnerable people discussing mental health in general and the affects it has on them individually.
A Selfie With Lady Liberty
When Roe (Christina Toth, “Orange Is The New Black”), a bulimic fashion model, moved to New York she thought her dark family secrets were finally behind her, but a chance encounter with Evan (Danielle Kronenberg), a young fashion photographer with a history of sexually assaulting her models, Roe finds that her animalistic ways can’t be tamed. Co-starring Linda Wartenweiler, Elcio Monteze, Jes Davis Linnea Larsdotter, & Stephanie Rupe.
In the age of ubiquitous social media, how do we measure excess? When is too much too much, when do our phones commandeer our own natural gaze? A ride on the Staten Island Ferry puts this question into play.
About you is a visual love story of two women who can't shake their forbidden attraction to each other.
A short film that showcases the pain, stagnancy and the release of accepting your past and the realization that only you control your destiny and your FREEDOM.