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A musical Love Letter to Hell's Kitchen, celebrating the neighborhood and businesses that have welcomed the LGBT Community.

 

Composer/Director JOSH WALKER

Josh can currently be seen in Cosi Fan Tutte at the Metropolitan Opera.  Other credits include: World's Tiniest Cossack in Side Show (Broadway), Nano in La Campana Sommersa (New York City Opera), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Radio City Music Hall). www.joshwalkerofficialwebsite.com

Lyricist/ Producer PETER DAGGER

Peter is excited to be a part of the Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival!  He has written and produced plays in New York. You can catch him performing with The Rescigno Variety Show at the Duplex.

Producer MARINA STADLER

Marina is a graduate of Syracuse's theater program with over ten years of experience producing documentaries and television for Vice, Vox and Part2 Pictures.

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Two women discover their inner children. Literally.

Director/writer Ruya Koman

Official Selection at the 2019 Chelsea Film Festival, NYC

A young actor auditions for a boxing movie.

 

Director - Dean Loxton

 

Short, drama, comedy

"Another Day in Manhattan" addresses the serious issue of loneliness and dealing with a painful past in old age in a humorous light-hearted way.

An aging man named Simon has nothing to look forward to except meeting up with his son every month to hang out. This time around, Simon is up for a spicy and unraveling surprise speed dating trip. Once his son drops him off, there is no going back.

Director Biography - Sandeep Kumar

Austrian filmmaker of Indian origin Sandeep Kumar lives in Vienna and focuses not only on fictional feature films but also on documentaries which depict exciting life stories. Kumar created the genre 'Austro-Bollywood', a wild crossover between Bollywood and Austria.

In 2010 he released the first Austro-Bollywood film 'Kesariya Balam (Love Without Borders)' which received many awards including 'Best Director' and 'Best Film'. 'Servus Ishq' (2014), his second film within that genre, had a nationwide release and was produced by Oscar winning producer Josef Aichholzer. Since then he writes and makes feature films, documentaries and shorts in different genres.

Kumar discovered his passion for films through the theatre in India where he shared the stage with Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan at school. During his studies in Germany and USA Kumar shot numerous short films. He attended numerous acting and film workshops and was guest listener in Michael Haneke's class at the Film Academy in Vienna. Kumar is member of the Austrian Film Academy and the Association of Austrian Directors.

A struggling Hollywood actress has a sideline, working through the night to support her dream.

 

Writer/Director Dean Loxton

studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Since graduating he has lived

in several countries including Australia and Hong Kong, where he worked as a dub

artist. In Europe, he produced the R&D for several art exhibitions including Jean Paul

Gaultier’s ‘Pain Couture’ at the Cartier Foundation, Paris.

 

 

Olive Moayed and Ivy Moayed

Two Hell's Kitchen elementary students spent 5 weeks during the school year in London while their father was working. The "homeschool" project was to create a film. To write, direct, costume and edit with the help of their parents.

Presenting the premiere of The Secret Hideout by Olive Moayed with the help of her little sister Ivy Moayed.

 

The Secret Hideout was shot in London and Iceland.

 

Director Amanda moresco

 

CAROLINE is the story of a woman who deliberately chooses to repeat the mistakes of her dead mother only to realize that the road to healing begins with closing the door on the past and beginning again... 

Director: Denise Reed

Executive Producer: Sophia Strawser

Co Producers: John Coletta and Nick Cancelliere

Editors: John Coletta, Nick Cancelliere, Elena Gonzalez Santulli

Tipping Point, is an eleven episode web series about two jaded waitresses working in NYC. In each episode, Sophie, (Sophia Strawser) and Carma, (Carma Hauge) face trials such as annoying customers, working at a restaurant while on a diet, a fire scare, a celebrity sighting and so much more. Inspired by Strawser’s own time waitressing in Hell’s Kitchen, the show works to reveal the inner judgements and complaints that most NYC servers have.

Sophia Strawser, writer and star of Tipping Point, is an NYC based comedian and screenwriter. She started Tipping Point two years as a few scripts that quickly began filming six months later. It’s second season has just released. Strawser does stand up comedy and improv around the city at UCB, Gotham Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club as well as others. She was just a artist in resident at Chateau Orquevaux in France and had her short placy “Dating in New York” in multiple festivals around the city. She studied T.V. and Film writing as well as Vocal Performance at Hofstra University after which she got her Masters in Opera Performance from Rutgers University.

Director: Shiri Paamony Eshel

Michael Carnevale is part of The Social DNA Project

 

The Social DNA Project was created with a global vision in mind, starting with one neighborhood, with the goal of spreading The Social DNA Project worldwide, giving voice to communities from other urban neighborhoods, rural villages, islands & countries in all seven continents. 

The Social DNA Project brings pride to the neighborhood’s residents, bridges between generation, and promotes respect among the people and between them and their environment. 

Michael discovered his sexuality at a young age. He became a writer, came to NY to peruse his career and bartended at the first gay bar in Hell’s Kitchen.

Director: Shiri Paamony Eshel

The 504 Sisters is part of The Social DNA Project

The Social DNA Project was created with a global vision in mind, starting with one neighborhood, with the goal of spreading The Social DNA Project worldwide, giving voice to communities from other urban neighborhoods, rural villages, islands & countries in all seven continents. 

The Social DNA Project brings pride to the neighborhood’s residents, bridges between generation, and promotes respect among the people and between them and their environment. 

3 sisters born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen sharing their personal memories of how it was really like to grow in the old NY.

Director: Shiri Paamony Eshel

The Stanley Harrison Acting Studio is part of The Social DNA Project

The Social DNA Project was created with a global vision in mind, starting with one neighborhood, with the goal of spreading The Social DNA Project worldwide, giving voice to communities from other urban neighborhoods, rural villages, islands & countries in all seven continents. 

The Social DNA Project brings pride to the neighborhood’s residents, bridges between generation, and promotes respect among the people and between them and their environment. 

Stanley had one of the Hell’s Kitchen theater acting schools. Acting and the discovery of who he is kept him in the city of opportunities.