Student work: Spring 2015

Take Over the World by Zachary Wasser

April Brucker is a singing telegram performer who is hired to wear crazy costumes, go into people’s houses, sing a song and make people laugh. Brucker plans to use her comedic and singing talents to take over the world. https://vimeo.com/122725885 The rest of the...

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Cat Butt by Katherine Roberts

Glassblower extraordinaire Ben Barocas wants the high-end art glass pipes he makes to stand out from the pack. And you certainly can’t miss them – they come in his specialty shape of a cat butt. https://vimeo.com/122736460 The rest of the story Manhattan glassblower...

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FREAK BIKES by Samuel Lieberman

Who rides and builds freak bikes? Guys who take bike frames and weld them together to make something freaky and something wild. The materials we ride can become who we are. Some drive a Hummer, some where boat shoes and some people build and ride colossal freak bikes....

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The Jukebox Doctor by Alden Nusser

  Perry Rosen is one of the last remaining full-time juke box repairmen in the New York area. https://vimeo.com/122744410 The rest of the story New York City’s last jukebox repairman is still in business. Walking in to Perry Rosen’s garage in Sheepshead Bay,...

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The Horse Vet from Luke Tress.

Carol Vischer is an equine veterinarian in Upstate New York. She embraces non-traditional medicine, like acupuncture, spinal manipulation and electroshock therapy. Learn more: Carol Vischer is the owner of Northeast...

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Snowflakes by Emrys Eller

Private investigator Michael McKeever has handled thousands of cases since 1977. He's a modern-day Philip Marlowe in a changing industry, and he handles three kinds of cases: infidelity, locates and real estate and insurance fraud. https://vimeo.com/123296463 The rest...

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The Last Furrier by Owen Agnew

87-year-old Leonard Kahn has sold fur coats to generations of New York women. He’s the last remaining furrier in his family, and sells new and refurbished furs out of a midtown showroom and workshop. The US-made fur industry is shrinking, but Kahn has no plans to...

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Hopes Up by Ana Rodriguez

A Russian high school girl awaits for her final asylum hearing that will determine her future. More Info: Elza Kochueva, a russian a high school senior girl, is not like any other Russian. She is one...

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Missing by Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn

Looking for the lost: one family’s search for a son with autism. Brian went missing on Feb. 17, a day when three inches of snow blanketed the streets and temperatures had dropped below freezing. His family spent weeks searching for him. https://vimeo.com/127923368 The...

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Mike Tattoo by Jessica Bal

Mike Tattoo isn’t the guy people think he is. He’s covered in ink and loves his motorcycles, but he also spends his days caring round-the-clock for his bed-bound 89-year-old mother in a cramped Howard Beach apartment. https://vimeo.com/127899831   The Rest of the...

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The Crokinole Connection by Kat Long

Every Thursday at a Greenpoint bar, Canadian expat Greg Pinel brings together devoted fans of Crokinole, an obscure Canadian board game—and carves out a slice of home in his adopted city.   The...

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A smile on your face by Isabel Riofrío

  Funeral Cosmetologist Isaiah Owens turned death into a beauty matter following his signature believe "beauty softens grief".   https://vimeo.com/127895476 The rest of the story Isaiah Owens has worked as a funeral cosmetologist for 46 years. His curiosity...

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All in the Family by Patrick Donachie

Ramón Eduardo founded Il Forno Bakery ten years ago, and daughter Jenny co-manages the bakery with her father. Ramón’s son, Ramón, Jr., pitches in as well. The three reveal the challenges of their industry and the difficulties of maintaining a family business.  ...

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Internal Revolution by Ken Aragaki

As U.S. and Iran try to improve their political relationship, Amir Vahab, a renowned Persian and Turkish Sufi musician living in New York City, reflects on his experience and passion about the spiritual music in this short film, "Internal Revolution," by Ken Aragaki....

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The Bronx Historian by Bianca Silva

  Lloyd Ultan, 77, has been the Bronx Borough Historian since 1996. He is also a professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey where he teaches various history courses.   The rest of the story Lloyd...

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Forging Ahead by Mack Burke

  Marsha Trattner is a sculptor and an artist. She’s also a blacksmith--- the only one to teach this ancient art in New York City. https://vimeo.com/123298263   The rest of the story Marsha Trattner was a sculptor. She then discovered blacksmithing and came...

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One Hair at the Time by Andrea González-Ramírez

Meet Amanda Miller, a wigmaker and entrepreneur who's taking New York City by storm. Her work has been featured in Broadway, the MET, TV shows such as SNL and The Good Wife and films like The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle....

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Bronx Cowbell King – by Gabriela Sierra Alonso

  Calixto Rivera: The Bronx’ Cowbell King A look at the man behind Salsa’s beloved cowbell The rest of the story Calixto Rivera has sourced the world’s most prestigious salsa artists and orchestras with cowbells for over...

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