Would YOU shave your head for money?
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
Tiny Gran'pa makes it big! Director Will Caballero's groundbreaking series comes to HBO Latino.
First, there was the short film "How You Doin' Boy? Voicemails from Gran'pa" which had its NYC Premiere at the 2014 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. (And took home the Best Animation award to boot.)
But Gran'pa was too big for just one film, so he became a web series.
Now, the world's tiniest abuelo will be doling out advice for two seasons on HBO Latino via a “first of its kind” acquisition deal for interstitial programming between creator William D. Caballero and HBO.
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Free Movies! Brooklyn On Demand adds new indies and vintage classics to its expanding catalog of Brooklyn-centric films.
Brooklyn On Demand — the world's only streaming platform dedicated to films with a Brooklyn connection — has added Free movies to its catalog of exclusive indie rentals.
BKOD, which is produced by The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, offers independent filmmakers a choice in how they market their work after they've completed their festival run. The site features exclusive Premium titles (50% of each rental goes back to the filmmaker) and a growing list of free flicks from filmmakers who prefer not to charge for views.
Joining the new indies are 'Classic Cuts'; vintage public domain films that have a Brooklyn connection via cast, crew or theme. Some are classics and some are classicly bad... and they're all free.
The Art of Brooklyn continues to explore new ways for a 21st century film festival to be relevant and provide value for indie artists and audiences.. Look for another new Brooklyn On Demand announcement coming soon!