Director BIO: Robyn Cooper (But…Sometimes)

Director – Robyn Cooper

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Robyn’s television work includes lead roles in Doctors (BBC1,) and Casualty (BBC1.) Theatre highlights include working with the National Theatre on Lady Boxers, an exploration of female fighters in the Victoria era and playing Princess Leia in Secret Cinema’s Star Wars.

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Director BIO: Onur Atalay Senol (128)

Director Biography – Onur Atalay Şenol

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Onur Atalay Şenol was born in İstanbul in 25th July 1990. His parents Nuran and Nazım Şenol are both from ancient Anatolian town of Kastamonu. Onur was graduated from Radio-TV section of Aydın Doğan Communications High School. He has been working in Television Series and Feature Films as an assistant director since high school.  He still continues his education in Faculty of Forestry at the Istanbul University.

He made a music video and an experimental short film . “128” is his fist short fiction film.

Director BIO: Riccardo Di Gerlando (PERFECTION)

Director Biography – Riccardo Di Gerlando

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Riccardo Di Gerlando is an Italian director who works in the world of disability for ten years.
He has made several short films, winning many national and international awards.
Since 2004 he is president of cultural association Sanremo Cinema

Director BIO: Ninaad Kulkarni (KCLOC)

Director Biography – Ninaad Kulkarni

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Ninaad is a filmmaker from Mumbai, India, a semi finalist in the 44th Student Academy Awards for his film ‘KCLOC’, made during his MFA in Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts, New York. In 2015, he graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Design in India, where he majored in Animation Film Production. He has worked in the creative multimedia industry handling projects in USA, Germany, Switzerland, and India. He has won awards in France, Switzerland, USA, Venezuela, Poland, and India for his excellence in film and animation. His animated documentary ‘KCLOC’ has received wide spread recognition from 32 film festivals across the globe.

Ninaad believes that design and filmmaking are important forms of expression, and if we put our own cultural stories into our work, we will make a difference by bringing people together.

Director BIO: Catherine L. Allard (THE CORD)

Director Biography – Catherine L. Allard

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Catherine L. Allard is an actress, screenwriter and filmmaker. After the screenwriting of a first feature film, The Effect (2012), The Cord is her first short film as a director. She is currently finishing the screenplay for a second feature film, The Urn Carrier, which she will also direct.

Director BIO: Josiah Cuneo (IN THROUGH THE NIGHT)

Director Biography – Josiah Cuneo

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Josiah Cuneo is a Brooklyn based filmmaker, composer and choreographer.

In 2014 Roulette hosted the premier of Cuneo’s multimedia performance Scenes, four dance films he wrote, directed and choreographed which was accompanied by a performance of original chamber music by his string trio Dissemble. In 2015 Cuneo’s film Lilt (2017) was the recipient of the Dance Film Association’s Production Grant, and he also produced and edited the film Double Talk which won the Special Jury Price at the Three Rivers Film Festival. His film In Through the Night (2015) premiered at The Anthology Film Archive as part of NewFilmakers New York. In 2016 Cuneo produced, filmed and edited twelve films for artist and filmmaker Duane Michals’s multi-media exhibition Talking Pictures: Twelve Mini-Movies, which Artforum called “dynamic motion pictures that will linger long after you’ve left the gallery.” The film The Pleasures of the Glove went on to win the award for Best Dark Comedy from the Festigious Film Festival, and Cuneo won Best Editing from the NYC Indie Film Awards for his work on What is Real. In 2017 Cuneo was the recipient of a Jerome Foundation Grant and Artist Residency at Roulette, New York. There he premiered the multimedia performance The Paper Dance, in which he wrote, directed, choreographed and composed a new work for twenty performers. He premiered his most recent film Lilt (2017) in New York at the Chain NYC Film Festival, and it has since won the Best Experimental Film Award from the Festigious Film Festival Los Angeles.

Josiah Cuneo received his BFA from University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his work has been featured at Roulette, New York; Chain NYC Film Festival, New York; Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, Toronto; Dance Film Association and DCTV’s Long Legs Short Films, New York; Otion Front Studio’s Scarce Ops, New York; Light-Soluble Mediums at The Picture Show, New York; NewFilmmakers New York; Exit Art, New York; Gallery Satori, New York; Issue Project Room, New York; Phantom Brain Exchange, Montague, MA; Sevengaits, Southbridge, MA and Hampden Gallery, Amherst, MA.

Director Statement

The music and script for this film were written to express the changing nature of memories. I was able to work with a talented cast to bring it to life, so please enjoy, and thank you for your consideration.

Director BIO: Michelle Brand (NOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN)

Director Biography – Michelle Brand

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2005 – 2013 Grammar School, Germany
2013 – 2014 Animation and Assistant Teacher at a Junior School, Germany
2013 – onwards Animator and Illustrator on various projects
2014 – 2017 Animation BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
2017 – onwards Animation MA Royal College of Arts

Director Statement

– ‘No man ever steps in the same river twice. As it’s not the same river, and he’s not the same man.’ (Heraklit)

Created with acrylic paints, this animation explores the idea of time and movement in animation. As we believe, only through change and movement, we can perceive time. In animation, this relationship is deepened as only through change time and movement, can exist, with a change happening frame by frame.

– ‘No man ever steps in the same river twice. As it’s not the same river, and he’s not the same man.’ (Heraklit)

Created with acrylic paints, this animation explores the idea of time and movement in animation. As we believe, only through change and movement, we can perceive time. In animation, this relationship is deepened as only through change time and movement, can exist, with a change happening frame by frame.