TEC Class Film to Premiere at the LA Film Festival

Solace, January/February 2017 class film will have its world premiere at the LA Film Festival in September!

Solace - Directed by Tchaiko Omawale
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.

Learn more about the festival lineup here.

More information about the film can be found here.


TEC Alum and Six-Week Class Film to Have NY Theatrical Release


93Queen, November/December 2013, January/February 2015, and June/July 2016 class film will be making its NYC debut on July 25th at the IFC Center. 

93Queen - Directed by TEC Alum Paula Eiselt and Edited by TEC Alum Becky Laks
Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93QUEEN follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. With unprecedented and insider access, 93QUEEN offers a unique portrayal of a group of religious women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.

Tickets and information about the screening can be found here.

More information on the film can be found here.

TEC Alum Film Now Streaming on iTunes


SIDEMEN - Long Road To Glory, edited by TEC Alum Bo Mehrad, was just released on iTunes after a theatrical run. It premiered at SXSW 2016 and was picked up by Abramorama. 

The film is directed by Scott Rosenbaum, narrated by Marc Maron. It stars Bonnie Raitt, Greg Allman, Joe Perry, Derek Trucks (among others). 

SIDEMEN - Long Road To Glory is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of 3 legendary blues sidemen, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith & Hubert Sumlin. All Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen, whose career spanned over 60 years. 

Variety called it "An Exceptionally and captivating tribute".

You can read the full review here.

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

TEC Class Film to Premiere at AFI Docs


Personal Statement, October/November 2015 six-week class film will have its world premiere at AFI Docs as the opening night feature at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on June 13th.

Personal Statement - Directors Juliane Dressner, Edwin Martinez
Karoline, Enoch and Christine are 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.

Tickets and information about the screening can be found here.

More information on the film can be found here.


TEC Alum Gives Thoughts on the Collaborative Process

In a recent interview with Mandy News, Louise Ford shared thoughts about her collaborative experience with the Director on Thoroughbreds.

"Cory and I share a very similar creative sensibility, so the film was a breeze to edit because we would be enthusiastic about each other's ideas and be able to expand on them in an organic way. For example, Cory said he wanted to use drums in the soundtrack, not jazzy like Birdman – kind of military-feeling but not military. I came up with using the Japanese taiko drums (inspired by the photograph of Mark with the samurai sword we see in the first scene), which ended up being an important element of the soundtrack and contributed to the film's unique mood and atmosphere"

You can read the full article here.

Thoroughbreds is now available on Amazon Video and iTunes.

Announcing the Narrative Teacher for Our June/July Six-Week Class


We're happy to announce that Anne McCabe will be teaching the Narrative section of our June/July 2018 Six-Week class!

Anne McCabe started in the cutting rooms of Woody Allen, Brian de Palma, and Sidney Lumet. She has collaborated with Director Greg Mottola on several projects including The DaytrippersAdventureland and the award-winning pilot for HBO's "Newsroom". She also worked closely with Kenneth Lonergan on the Academy Award-nominated film You Can Count On Me, and Margaret. Her television credits include "Nurse Jackie", "Damages" and "Younger".

Navigating both drama and comedy, she cut Chris Rock's acclaimed movie Top Five and more recently Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which will be released in October. Currently, she is working on Adam McKay and Jesse Armstrong's new HBO show "Succession" which starts airing in June.

Alumni and January 2018 Class Film Wins Audience Award at DocLands

 Third from Right: Editor Al Shurman Far Left: AE Sammy Dane

Third from Right: Editor Al Shurman
Far Left: AE Sammy Dane

16 Bars, edited by TEC Alum Al Shurman with assistant editing by TEC Alum Sammy Dane, had it's premiere at the DocLands 2018 festival and won the Audience Award. The film was also the January/February 2018 Six-week Class Documentary!

"DocLands Closing Night was a truly inspirational occasion, with the sold-out screening of Sam Bathrick’s World Premiere 16 Bars bringing audiences to tears, sighs, and, eventually, their feet, for an extended standing ovation that left filmmakers and subjects speechless."

You can learn more about the film and award here.

TEC Alum Film is NYT Critic's Pick


Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, edited by TEC Alum Adam Kurnitz, is now playing at the IFC Center.

Glenn Kenny at the New York Times says, "That Ms. Driver’s new picture, Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, is a documentary ought not to dissuade anyone hungry for this filmmaker’s voice. While, in many respects, it is conventional in form, alternating archival footage from the late 1970s and early ’80s with newly shot interviews, the movie has a momentum (aided by an exemplary soundtrack of songs from the era) and a rare interrogatory spirit."

You can read the full review here.

More information on the film and screenings can be found here.