The IFP Labs Showcase presents short scenes from each of the documentary and narrative feature works in progress participating in IFP’s 2010 Independent Filmmaker Labs.
IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs us is the only program in the country that supports emerging independent filmmakers with projects in post production through the completion, marketing and distribution of their first feature film.
Select films participating in the showcase are:
NARRATIVE LAB TITLES:
STUCK BETWEEN STATIONS
Director: Brady Kiernan
Producer: Brady Kiernan, Spencer Kiernan, Todd Cobery, Sam Rosen
Casper, a soldier who experienced the horrors of war, fell in love in elementary school with Rebecca, a once-promising grad student who just killed her career. They reconnect in a night that follows the twists and turns of the underbelly of Minneapolis, while they talk through their hopes and dreams, and grow closer towards each other.
Director: Dee Rees
Producers: Nekisa Cooper
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, family and heartbreak in a desperate search for sexual expression.
I’M NOT ME
Directors: Zak Mulligan & Rodrigo Lopresti
Producers: Kia Barbee, Melanie Angelina Maras, Francis Benhamou
As Josh struggles with the death of his wife Sam, his grief begins to manifest itself in strange ways. When Josh meets his dead wife who is somehow alive and well, he investigates further and realizes that he is shifting between realities. Opportunity turns into tragedy as Josh tries to regain the life he once had.
25 TO LIFE
Director: Michael L. Brown
Producers: Michael L. Brown, Yvonne Shirley
William Brawner was infected with HIV before he turned two and kept it a secret for over twenty years. Now he seeks redemption from the women of his promiscuous past and embarks on a new phase of life with his pregnant wife, who is HIV-negative.
GIVE UP TOMORROW
Director: Michael Collins
Producers: Michael Collins, Marty Syjuco
On a stormy night in July 1997, two young girls disappear without a trace. Simultaneously a murder-mystery and an expose of endemic corruption in the post-Marcos Philippines, Give Up Tomorrow looks intimately at the case of Paco Larranaga, a young Spanish mestizo sentenced to death for the abduction, rape and murder of two Chinese-Filipino sisters on the island of Cebu.
Date: Tues. September 21, 2010
Doors open 8pm, clip screenings begin at 9pm
Location: Solar One pier
KIPS BAY (2420 FDR DRIVE, SERVICE ROAD EAST AT 23RD STREET AND THE EAST RIVER, NEW YORK, NY 10010)
R/6 to 23rd St., walk all the way east.
For a complete list of the 20 participating films, click here.
For more information on the program and a complete schedule of events, visit Rooftop Films’ 2010 Summer Series.