Microbudget Films

Curated by Matt Glasson

With the increase in affordable cameras and editing software today, content and media creators are now able to produce their own ideas in short, serial and feature length formats at budgets heretofore thought of as unrealistically low. The Greenpoint Film Festival wishes to extend their support to the DIY filmmaking community by nurturing this trend by presenting and awarding feature films that have been produced on a microbudget scale (less than $50,000). The feature film “Love Stalker” (from Greenpoint filmmaker Matt Glasson) was awarded “Best Microbudget Feature” at last year’s festival and Glasson is on this year’s festival committee for the microbudget film category. It is the hope of the Greenpoint Film Festival to encourage the growth of micro budget filmmaking by continuing to present films that fit this criteria in the years ahead.

Pictures of Superheroes

Directed by Don Swaynos, 2012, 72 min
Saturday 9/21 @ 1pm – 67 West St.

Flux Shorts: Five Short Films About Time Travel

Saturday 9/21 @ 8pm – 67 West St.

Panel: with Filmmakers “DIY and Micro-budget”

Saturday 9/21 @ 9:15pm – 67 West St.

Chicken

Directed by Dan Bowhers, 2013, 90 min
Saturday 9/21 @ 10pm followed by Q&A with filmmaker – 67 West St.

Chicken

Directed by Dan Bowhers, 2013, 90 min

Saturday 9/21 @ 10pm – 67 West St.
Q&A with Filmmaker to follow

Greenpoint Film Festival 2013 Buy Tickets

A Chinese food delivery man named Po Phuk (Vandall Truong) harbors dreams of becoming an ace streetballer but faces a variety of obstacles he must first overcome. A “microscopic” budget comedy shot almost entirely in Greenpoint, this knowingly un-PC film is guaranteed to offend every viewer on some level, but the oft-told story of a character’s redemption through sport still resonates and CHICKEN comes off with its twisted heart in the right offbeat place.

Flux Fest Program: Five Films About Time Travel

Saturday 9/21 @ 8pm – 67 West St

Greenpoint Film Festival 2013 Buy Tickets

Old Timers by Carl Conway Maguire & Megan Stein, 2013, 10 min

Primogenesis by Michael Tosner, 2013, 14 min

Hippocampus by Jarrod Zayas & Tessa Greenberg, 2013, 13 min

Russell Curtis by Chris Cipriano, Matt Ferrin, James P. Gannon & Joseph K. Gannon,2013, 11 min

The Misadventures> of the Incredible Dr. Wonderfoot

Pictures of Superheroes

Directed by Don Swaynos, 2012, 72 min

Saturday 9/21 @ 1pm – 67 West St.

Greenpoint Film Festival 2013 Buy Tickets

Marie (Kerri Lendo), a maid, gets sent into a surreal world of pretend relationships and marriages among a group of men who seem to possess the mental aptitude of a child. Writer/director Don Swaynos finds the right balance of quirky, character-driven comedy that exists in its own “Napoleon Dynomite-esque” world. This Austin-lensed indie is supported by some solid acting, a fun, upbeat score and the filmmaker manages to craft a handsome film to boot – all on a next-to-nothing budget.