Blade #1, the award-winning documentary about a group of women paid to shave their heads in response to a Craigslist ad, is now available for streaming exclusively on Brooklyn On Demand. Created and produced by the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, BKOD is the world's only streaming platform dedicated to Brookyn-centric indie films, original series and more. Half of each rental goes directly to the filmmaker.
Documentary, 42 min. Directed by Zuzka Kurtz
Struggling financially, 5 NYC dancers respond to a Craigslist ad offering large amounts of money to women for shaving their heads. The film focuses on Cori, a dancer whose unusual childhood comes into play as the women's relationship with the men evolves with surprising results. The first film from NYC-based director Zuzka Kurtz, Blade #1 was produced, shot, and edited in Brooklyn. Cori Kresge, the main subject, is a Brooklynite as are most of the dancers featured. The film was produced by the Brooklyn studio, Oscillating Pictures using an entirely local, Brooklyn-based crew.
WINNER: Best Short Documentary - The 2015 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (World Premiere)
WINNER: Best Feature Documentary - 2015 NYLA International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2015 NYC Independent Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2015 Time and Space Ltd.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2015 Milan International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2015 Time and Space TSL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2015 Roma Cinema DOC