In 2011, we posted a challenge on our blog to write a short script 60 seconds in length that was “SIGHT specific” – about an event witnessed and/or experienced and “SITE specific” – set in a specific NYC location. Over the course of a year, we cast and shot all the following scripts:
South Ferry by Bara Swain
Guggenheim by Catherine Weingarten
No Drama by Benjamin Adair Murphy
Columbus Circle by Leah Benavides
The Bird by Mike Mariano
FEATURING: Joe Basile, Dan Patrick Brady, Carmen Gill, Julie Jesneck, Andrew William Smith, and Addie Walsh
Michole Biancosino (Director), Joe Varca (Editor), Rommel Garcia (Camera), Chris Kolmar and Tony Biancosino (Associate Producers)
THE BIRD (Wall Street) written by Mike Mariano, directed by Michole Biancosino, and starring Andrew Smith. Mike Mariano lives in New Jersey and writes plays that will make you happy.
COLUMBUS CIRCLE written by Leah Benavides, directed by Michole Biancosino. Leah Benavides is the co-founder of DreamStem Productions, she received critical acclaim for directing her recent production of Cowboy Mouth.
NO DRAMA (Hell’s Kitchen) written by Benjamin Adair Murphy, directed by Michole Biancosino. Benjamin Adair Murphy’s plays have been performed in New York, Chicago, Boston, and a few other less densely populated areas.
SOUTH FERRY written by Bara Swain, directed by Michole Biancosino. “An Evening with Bara Swain,” a series of 8 short plays, was recently performed at the Burt Reynolds Institute of Film and Theatre in Jupiter, Florida, and were directed by Mr. Reynolds himself. Her award-winning play, PRIZED BEGONIAS, has recently been adapted into a screenplay and post-production has been completed.
THE GUGGENHEIM written by Catherine Weingarten, directed by Michole Biancosino. Catherine Weingarten is a senior drama student at Bennington College and likes Wendy Wasserstein and old fashioned peach flavored ice cream.
On August 3rd, 2012 we hosted a reception and party for the winners at Bar 82 in the East Village celebrating the work.