Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Premieres ‘Madly’

Six short films by six directors in one feature film about love across the world

The ever-developing concept of love in its varied forms—from familial to lust-driven—makes for a frequent film topic. Rarely, however, do filmmakers elevate the discussion and advance our awareness of the concept. Madly, which debuted yesterday as part of the International Narrative Competition at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival does, however. Structurally, the feature is composed of six short films, each with a different director. Further, …

Jake Swantko on Documenting Ukraine after the Russian Invasion

We talk to the filmmaker about his return home to capture Kiev and Crimea in the midst of revolt

by Chérmelle D. Edwards During a recent a trip into Bed-Stuy’s Civil Service Café, we encountered an exhibit featuring photography from second-generation Ukrainian photographer and documentary filmmaker Jake Swantko‘s travels abroad. Some of these photos are part of his new documentary “Fathers and Sons,” which chronicles life from Kiev to Crimea and in Eastern Ukraine after the Russian invasion, using beautiful cinematography that is not …

This is Vanity

Burgeoning British filmmaker Oliver Goodrum shares his award-winning work on Vimeo

by Andrea DiCenzo Beautifully shot and impeccably directed, Oliver Goodrum‘s first short film, “This is Vanity” premiered online as one of Vimeo’s Staff Picks . The short film, which has gone on to win Best Drama at Magnolia Independent Film Festival and the Audience Award at Bermuda International Film Festival, is the harrowing tale of a young mother and her disabled teenage daughter struggling to …