Set on a quiet apple orchard in the Green Mountains, Fair Haven is a surprising and heartfelt feature film debut from director Kerstin Karlhuber. The film illustrates the conflict that exists between human nature and perceived expectations.
A film about love, laughter, and the evolution of what it means to be family, Daddy is garnering applause from audiences worldwide. The film shares the story of Colin McCormack, a successful television journalist who figures he has everything he could ever want in life. That is, until a bright young intern starts working at Colin’s TV station…and works his way into Colin’s heart.
“I’m not Muslim,” explains the director. “To prepare to write the film, I went to mosques, interviewed Muslim friends and acquaintances, and did as much traditional research as possible to get to know the characters’ culture. I’m particularly indebted to Karen Armstrong’s Muhammad: a Prophet for Our Time and the UK’s Channel 4 documentary Gay Muslims.”
Queering Yoga is a feature-length documentary about the Queer and Trans yoga movement for healing, self-acceptance, self-discovery, and empowerment. The documentary explores the intersection of Queer/Trans identities and the burgeoning tradition of yoga. Participants share their stories of personal transformation and healing through yoga. Queer/Trans filmmakers along with Queer and/or Trans yoga teachers are creating a film about our community, by the community and for it.
Born and raised in a small town in rural Texas, Korean-American filmmaker Josh Kim took a rather unusual path into gay themed filmmaking. His hometown had no gay bars, no gay hot spots, and no gay culture. In fact, Kim cites a part time job he once held at Blockbuster, a now dying chain of retail video rental houses, as the first place he learned about all things gay.
Starring Jonny Labey, Daniel Brocklebank, Suzanne Collins, and Craig Stein, Soft Lad is an intriguing tale of lust and betrayal that grabs the audience from the opening scenes. David (Labey) is having an affair with his sister’s husband, Jules (Brocklebank). Meanwhile, David’s sister Jane (Collins) is blissfully unaware of the betrayal crafted by her brother and husband – a betrayal that has life-altering consequences for everyone involved.
“Sociographic topic was the main reason I came to filmmaking,” explains Adam Csaszi. “Not many filmmakers were willing to address what is going on in Hungary. I was upset about that. The role of the Artist is to comment on what is actually happening in their society. Nobody was addressing this in my country. Ever.”
An Emmy Award winning director, Rohrbaugh spent much of her career working in mainstream media and popular culture. After attending NYU’s Tisch School of Arts, she made an impact at MTV as a writer, director, and editor. However, Elizabeth Rohrbaugh always had a passion for narrative and documentary work.