Black Canaries

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8 Sep , 2020   Posted by: JesseKreitzer


A turn-of-the-century coalmining folktale inspired by filmmaker Jesse Kreitzer’s maternal ancestry.

Film Details

Director: Jesse Kreitzer

Writer: Jesse Kreitzer

Year of Release: 2016

Running Time: 14:30

New England Connection: Producer/Writer/Director Jesse Kreitzer lives in Marlboro, Vermont.
Director of Photography Daniel Cojanu lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Director(s) Bio:: Jesse Lockwood Kreitzer is a filmmaker from Marlboro, Vermont, who uses archival material as a creative conduit to explore folk cultures, family lineage, and preservation. His Oscar®-qualifying and regional Emmy® award-winning films have been exhibited at festivals, galleries, and museums, including The National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), The Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), Biografilm (Italy), Raindance (UK), and Oldenburg Film Festivals (Germany), among others. His work has also been showcased on PBS, Vermont PBS, Directors Notes, Film Threat, BooooomTV, and Omeleto. Kreitzer received his MFA in Cinema and Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa, and his BA in Visual & Media Arts from Emerson College.

Number of shooting days: 7

Camera Used: Arri 535B 35mm

Editing software: FCP/Premiere

Budget: $45,000

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