Friday, February 25, 2011

New York City | 2010

It did take me a while to warm up in NYC, after experiencing a month of calm and serene DC, I was overwhelmed by the densely populated NYC.

After the fellowship, I did return to NYC. Only this time I have felt like the city finally embraced me. I spent a week at Stamford, Connecticut and Brooklyn, NY before head to the west coast.

The Film Production | Greenwich Village, NY

June 18, 2010 - Two-days film production commenced at Greenwich Village, where Arsenio and Don lives. We also filmed at various locations such as Splash Bar New York, 50 W. 17th St. & Robert G Salon - 23, Commerce St. Greenwich Village, NY, where Arsenio worked. Due to the duration of the film,the salon shots has to be excluded. We killed many darlings during our the post work, wish I had kept them :(

The post studio at GWU

"Editing is a process of falling out of love with your footage and into love with your film" Simon De Swardt

The editing facilities at GWU, and our editing trainers Jason Osder and Kris Holodak :) They were so helpful, we learned so much.

The Premiere Night

Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 7:00pm - The Premiere Night | An Exhibition of Documentary Short Films produced by the 2010 Documentary Center, GWU International Emerging Filmmakers Fellowship, Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st St. NW.

(Photo by Chithra Jeyaram)

(Photo by Chithra Jeyaram)

'I only dance for you' - The Film

'I only dance for you' from Indrani Kopal on Vimeo.

10-min (Screening Version)
July 8, 2010 | New York City, USA
Film by Indrani Kopal (Malaysia) and Simon De Swardt (Zimbabwe)

This documentary was produced by Malaysiakini's Indrani Kopal and Simon De Swardt as part of a documentary Fellowship programme of the George Washington University documentary centre.

The programme is the 2010 International Emerging Documentary Filmmakers Fellowship.

The short documentary titled 'I only dance for you' is a slice of life story, about a gay couple who live in Greenwich Village, New York City. Arsenio Amadis and Don Swift, opened their doors and lives to the two emerging international filmmakers.