TEC Alum Documentary Premiering at DOC NYC

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Dennis and Lois, edited by TEC Alum and TEC Instructor Bo Mehrad, is premiering at Doc NYC!

"Dennis and Lois is a love story about punk rock’s most dedicated couple and their 40-year devotion to the music and the musicians they love. These two road warriors live for the communal and unpredictable experience of a live concert, and the excitement it brings them in the good times and the bad."

Watch the trailer here.

Tickets to the premiere are available here.

For more information on the film, click here.

TEC CLASS FILM TO HAVE PREMIERE AT DOC NYC

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City of Joel, June/July 2015 class film will have its premiere at the DOC NYC Film Festival in November!

Congratulations to all the alums involved!

City of Joel - Directed by Jesse Sweet
Monroe, NY, a town 50 miles north of New York City, becomes the center of a turf war between a fast-growing Hasidic Jewish community and their secular neighbors.

Tickets to the premiere can be purchased here.

More information about the film can be found here.


January 2017 Class Film Wins Special Mention: Best Ensemble Cast at LA Film Festival

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Solace, January/February 2017 class film had its world premiere at the LA Film Festival and was awarded Special Mention: Best Ensemble Cast!

Solace - Directed by Tchaiko Omawale (also nominated as Filmmaker to Watch) with Executive Producer Chelsea Peretti
A teenage orphan moves to LA to live with her estranged grandmother and works to win a performance art grant while secretly struggling with binge eating.

More information about the film can be found here.

TEC Class Film to Have Premiere at DOC NYC

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16 Bars, January/February 2018 class film will have its premiere at the DOC NYC Film Festival in November!

Congratulations to all the alums involved!

16 Bars - Directed by Samuel Bathrick, Edited by TEC Alum Al Shurman
Grammy-winning recording artist, Todd “Speech” Thomas, from the iconic activist hip-hop group Arrested Development, hosts a music workshop at a Virginia state penitentiary. The film follows four men as they delve into their painful past to inspire their music. 16 Bars sheds light to the stories and talent locked behind bars.

Tickets to the premiere can be purchased here.

More information about the film can be found here.

TEC Six-Week Class Upcoming NYC Premiere

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Personal Statement the October/November 2015 six-week class film will have its NYC Premiere at the Margaret Mead Film Festival.

Personal Statement follows the story of Brooklyn high school seniors who just want to go to college, but like so many public school students throughout the country, their schools don't have enough college guidance support. Refusing to give up, they decide to work as college counselors in their schools, becoming the very resource they don't have themselves.

More information on the screening can be found here.

More information on the film can be found here.

Congratulations to all involved!

Announcing the Narrative and Documentary Teachers for Our October/November Six-Week Class

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We're happy to announce that Betsy Kagen and Èlia Gasull Balada will be teaching our October/November 2018 Six-Week class!

Betsy Kagen is a narrative and documentary film editor. Her most recent credits include Who We Are Now, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival (starring Julianne Nicholson, Emma Roberts, Jimmy Smits, and Zachary Quinto); The King (directed by Eugene Jarecki), which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival; My Art (starring Laurie Simmons, Robert Clohessy, John Rothman, Blair Brown, Parker Posey, and Lena Dunham), which premiered at the 2016 Venice Film Festival; and All This Panic, a documentary which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca film festival. Betsy is currently editing director Adam Leon's upcoming film starring Vanessa Kirby and Maya Hawke.

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Èlia Gasull Balada is an editor with experience in narrative and documentary features, film and television. She is based in New York with extensive experience as an editor and post-production supervisor in Spain. Her credits as an editor include The King and Icaros: A Vision (which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival). Previously, Èlia edited the documentary Man of the Monkey, which was part of the 2014 IFP Documentary Labs and was also awarded the Heineken VOCES Grant from Tribeca Film Institute's Latin American Media Arts Fund. She is currently working on a feature documentary about Halston, the American fashion designer, directed by Frédérich Tcheng (Dior and I) and will be released in 2019.


TEC Alum and Six-Week Class Film Now Streaming on iTunes

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After premiering at the Sarasota Film Festival, Old Dog is now available on iTunes for download.

Old Dog follows Paul Sorenson, a New Zealand farmer and veteran dog whisperer, as he shares his training methods to the next generation of shepherds.

TEC alum Sally Rowe served as director and producer, Regina Sobel as editor, Isabel Ponte as an Associate Producer and Hannah Beaton as Assistant Editor.

For more information on the movie click here.

To download the movie on iTunes click here.

TEC Alum Film Premiering on POV Tonight

93Queen, edited by TEC alum Becky Laks and directed by TEC alum Paula Esielt, is set to premiere tonight, September 17th, 2018 on PBS’s POV.

The story delves deeply into a group of Hasidic female EMT’s in Brooklyn’s Borough Park. 93Queen follows the women as they combat the patriarchal attitudes of the community they are trying to serve.

93Queen was also an official selection of Hot Docs film festival and continues to have a successful theatrical run.

More information on the film and where to watch it can be found here.

TEC Six-Week Class Film to Have Theatrical Run in NYC

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The Song of Sway Lake, March/April 2013 class film will have an NYC theatrical run beginning September 21st at Cinema Village. 

The Song of Sway Lake - Directed by Ari Gold and Edited by TEC Instructor Todd Holmes
A young man’s plot to steal a valuable jazz record from his grandmother’s lake house is derailed when his accomplice falls for the matriarch. 

Tickets and information about the screenings can be found here.

More information on the film can be found here.

TEC Alum and Six-Week Class Film to Premiere at Raindance

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Major Arcana, October/November 2016 & March/April 2017 class film will have it's world premiere on September 27th at the Raindance Film Festival in London. 

Major Arcana - Directed by TEC Alum Josh Melrod and Edited by TEC Alum Betsy Kagen
Set in the backwoods of Vermont, Major Arcana follows an itinerant carpenter's quixotic struggle to end a legacy of alcoholism and poverty as he attempts to build a log cabin by hand. His plans are complicated when he reunites with Sierra, a woman with whom he shares a troubled past, and he is forced to reconcile his old life with his new one.

Tickets and information about the screening can be found here.

More information on the film can be found here.