Succeeding independently: The Art of Bklyn co-founder Anthony DeVito shares how he uses marketing techniques to grow his career as an actor, the Art of Bklyn film fest and Brooklyn On Demand
Roger Skai and Thomas Bellezza invited AoB co-founder Anthony DeVito onto Top of the Bottom Pile on BBOX radio. Their show is "a gathering of comedians focused on working together as a team among like-minded individuals to bring laughter, success, and a little fun back into the business side of comedy." As a comedian, Anthony fit right in. And as an entrepreneur he shared some valuable insights on what he's learned in his career as an actor, arts organization co-founder and long-time advertising professional.
They talked comedy, acting, the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn On Demand and lots more. A silly, loose conversation that has some solid business tips for people who are working and creating independently. Have a listen:
Each episode of comedy series Sad Marriage is is under a minute, so creators Amy Lynne Berger, Sharon Spell and Brandon Scott Wolf have bundled all 6 into a 4-minute-long SeasonOne-isode just for Brooklyn On Demand.
Prepare to say, "I Do" & really mean it at the time! Now that Marriage Equality has passed in the United States, we can all equally look at the disheartening moments within this union. Sad Marriage is based on real, true events inside real, sad marriages. Enjoy it while it lasts!
Marriage: it's not just a word, it's a sentence. Season 2 coming soon!
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When you talk about Brooklyn's legendary Crazy Country Club, the phrase "you had to be there" definitely applies. Filmmaker Dena Greenbaum's father Steven worked at the club, and her 2012 documentary is a loving tribute to the long-gone Bay Ridge icon.
Warm Beer, Lousy Food is the untold story of America's first comedy club, and its founder (and self-proclaimed nut) Lou Burdo. The film includes rare footage of the club throughout its nearly 50-year history and testimonials from the founder, staff, and patrons, breathing life back into a storied institution that, despite having been shuttered long ago, continues to live on for the many people who were forever changed by this wonderful and crazy place.
When asked how she feels about her film streaming free on the only platform for Brooklyn-centric film and media, Dena says, "If I were to answer in the tone of the club I'd say 'WHO GIVES A SH*T!' But, on a more serious note, I'm very excited Warm Beer, Lousy Food is part of Brooklyn on Demand. It's important to share the story of Brooklyn's beloved Crazy Country Club with this audience. I hope it brings laughter and good memories back to Brooklynites who attended the club, and I hope it brings the club to life for younger generations that didn't get to have the firsthand experience."
Watch Warm Beer Lousy Food for free online and on Roku.
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Spinal Tap comes to Bushwick in the award-winning feature Hunter&Game, starring Nico Tortorella and Cameron Scoggins. Watch it free on Brooklyn On Demand!
Writer/Director Kevin Alexander doesn't like the word 'mockumentary' so he prefers to call his award-winning film about an up-and-coming Brooklyn electronic music duo a 'fictional documentary.' Hunter&Game is very funny, but it's not exactly a comedy. And the performances and original songs are so strong that you'll have to remind yourself you're watching a fictional account of a fake band. It's hard to describe... but luckily it's now streaming for free on Brooklyn On Demand online and on Roku, so you can see for yourself.
Brooklyn On Demand Launches on Roku with the First Streaming Channel Dedicated to Brooklyn Indie Film and Media
Brooklyn On Demand brings Brooklyn-centric independent film and media to Roku with a free channel that's been seen over 12,000 times in its first week and earned a 5-star customer rating. BKOD has over 70 films, original series and bonus features. Most titles are free with purchases available a-la-carte. The streaming channel is produced and curated by The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.
Award-winning indie films Guest House, Milk & Honey and Universal Language now streaming worldwide on Brooklyn On Demand
Brooklyn On Demand, the only streaming platform exclusively dedicated to Brooklyn-centric films and media, has added more great indies to its ever-growing slate of Free and Premium Titles: Guest House, Milk & Honey and Universal Language.
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