Doors 7:30 pm. $5 admission.
Stacy Elaine Dacheux and Shauna McGarry host I PRESENT TWO, a new screening series in which the night’s guest filmmakers then curate next month’s screening, creating an ongoing conversation about art-making between the film center, the artists we admire, and our community.
For this third installment--
AMY FRENCH presents work by KIMMY GATEWOOD and ERIN LI
RACHEL SONDAG presents work by TAYLER VEE ROBINSON & ARNE GJELTEN and KIRSTEN KEARSE
+ SPECIAL GUEST — Artist NICOLE ANTEBI shares non-fiction animation!
Amy French is an actress, writer, director, and LA native. She has directed everything from theater to digital commercial campaigns to PSAs, even a feature length improvised musical comedy in Spanish and English. Her latest is the new tween sitcom “Hyperlinked” from Youtube Red and Disney Digital. Amy and her writing partner, Kerry Carney, pitch shows and occasionally get hired to actually write a script. As an actress, Amy continues to sell wares on television as the-brunette-in-that-commercial.
Rachel Sondag is an actor/writer. She's appeared on BLUNT TALK, MARON, GREY'S ANATOMY. Her recent short film BE GOOD FOR RACHEL premiered at the 54th NYFF and also played last month's I Present Two. More at rachelsondag.virb.com
Kimmy Gatewood is a director, writer, and comedian best known for her work as 1/3 of the acclaimed musical comedy trio The Apple Sisters. As a director she has made a splash in the digital world, directing for Nerdist, Awesomeness, Awestruck, Maker Studios, Comedy Central and more, and most recently, the tween sitcom from Youtube Red and Disney Digital, “Hyperlinked”, starring the girl group L2M. She will soon premiere her first narrative short, “Control" at Palm Springs Shorts Fest. As an actress, watch for Kimmy on the new Netflix comedy “Glow”.
Erin Li is currently a director in the inaugural FOX Filmmakers Lab. Her first short film, «To The Bone», went viral after being featured on Upworthy and awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick, then premiered at Slamdance where she was named “Director To Watch". After that she went to the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, where she made her next short film, «Kepler X-47”, which went on to win the Mary Shelley Award at Other Worlds Austin, for creating work that “examines the positive and dangerous possibilities of science.” (ErinLi.com)
Kirsten Kearse (WHY NOT, VERMONT) is a writer/director hailing from New York most known for her HORSEFINGERS TRILOGY. She has recently written on the TV show BLUNT TALK, had her short story, THE DOG SITTER, published in Joyland Magazine and written and directed the play A VOID.
Tayler Vee Robinson (GARBAGE) is an actor/director originally from Crystal Lake, IL. GARBAGE is her filmmaking debut; she majored in Drama at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and acted with Viola Davis in 'How to Get Away with Murder'. She's an active member of Film Fatales and does comedy all over- find her @taylervee.
Arne Gjelten (GARBAGE) graduated from the Gallatin School at NYU and trained at The Sweat Spot, The Groundlings, and with Marjorie Ballentine. Best known for freaking out in „The Walker“ music video by Fitz and The Tantrums, he's danced for Pharrell, Margaret Cho, Peaches, and Kenzo. More at arnegjelten.com.
Nicole Antebi works in non-fiction animation, motion graphics, installation while simultaneously connecting and creating opportunities for other artists through larger curatorial and editorial projects such as Water, CA (a six year collaboration with Enid Ryce) and Winter Shack (a three year collaboration with Alex Branch). She has also collaborated on numerous visual music projects with experimental composer, Melissa Grey and musicians Laura Ortman, David Eng and most recently with electronic music pioneer, Vince Clarke. She is currently co-producing the upcoming web-series, Just Browsing with Joanne McNeil, and was recently awarded a Jerome Foundation Grant in Film/Video for a forthcoming animated film about El Paso Texas and Ciudad Juàrez set in the pre-NAFTA 1990’s.