Tribeca Tales

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Scene from Kassim the Dream
Scene from Kassim the Dream
Every spring (well, for the last six) a little something called the Tribeca Film Festival rolls into New York City, and every spring ad folks get involved and flex their creative heads. This year was no exception. Mother, London, under the moniker Mother Vision, produced Somers Town, the latest feature by award-winning director Shane Meadows (This Is England). The film chronicles the relationship between two young friends, both newcomers to this storied London neighborhood. The film's two young stars, Thomas Turgoose (This Is England) and Piotr Jagiello combined to win the Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Award.

Director Steph Green, repped by Little Minx, won the Best Narrative Short Award for her film New Boy, which she both wrote and directed. The film, based on a short story by Roddy Doyle, shows what it's like to be the new kid at school through the eyes of a 9-year-old African boy named Joseph.

Little Minx also produced Exquisite Corpse: Rope a Dope, directed by Laurent Briet, now repped by Mister BoomBoom. The short film pits a 10-year-old girl against a pro boxer in a jump rope contest. Believe Media produced the Kief Davison-directed documentary Kassim the Dream, about a former child soldier who became a world champion boxer.

This year also marked the return to features for director Harmony Korine, repped commercially by 2AM Films, with the premiere of Mr. Lonely, his first film since 1999's Julien Donkey-Boy. The film follows the love story between a Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe impersonator and has received warm reviews for the surreal visual scenes Korine is known for.
Scene from New Boy
Scene from New Boy
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