For the past 35 years Asbury Shorts has featured the best in non-competitive short film comedy, drama and animation, screening classic shorts from past and present winners, giving the public a rare opportunity to see them in one sitting! The milestone here in New York City happens on November 4th at The NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway in Manhattan) for a ticket price of $15!
This working short film exhibition travels the country and might best be referred to as “the little engine that could. . . and does.”
November 4 highlights include:
Drawcard – a new comedy from director Antonio Orean Barlin of Australia – winning a People’s Choice Award at the Los Angeles Comedy Shorts Festival. A story about an office worker who fouls up a practical joke in epic fashion.
Love at First Sight – Theater Actors John Hurt and Phyllida Law star in Michael Davies’ (UK) international film where two elderly residents at an assisted living facility fall head over heels for the first time every 24 hours. It won a coveted Audience Choice Honor at Aspen Shorts Festival in Colorado.
Tulip – an Academy Award Nominee for Best Live Action Short Film 2001, featuring Rachel Griffiths (HBO’s Six Feet Under) making her directorial debut. It’s a charming story of a widower grieving for his wife of 50 years and now stuck with taking care of her beloved pet cow.
A highlight at this showing will include Stan Schofield’s dramatic short film Home Free www.stanschofield.com. Schofield is an award winning NY based veteran director, having plied his talents in national TV Commercials for some of the largest companies in the world as well as documentaries, music videos, two independent feature films and scores of national TV spots. He’s won a Golden Lion at the Cannes Film Festival; his feature film Cost of Living won Best First Feature Film at the AFI Film Festival.
Famous celebs who have graced the Ashbury Shorts stage as past guest hosts include: Edie Falco, Dylan McDermott, Richard Belzer, Matthew Modine, Leonard Lopate, Melvin Van Peebles, Olympia Dukakis, etc. all in support of independent short film theatrical exhibition.