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LANGUAGES: English

Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 8min
Year of production: 2015

SYNOPSIS

A portrait of a cattle auction, the cultural focal point in the dying town of Gonzales, Texas.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Fendelman Films LLC
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Joel Fendelman
Screenwriter: Joel Fendelman
Producer: Joel Fendelman
Director of Photography: Joel Fendelman
Sound: Daniel Earney
Editing: Joel Fendelman
Sound Editing: Nathan Efstation

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Documentary
Sub-genre: Cultural
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2015
Total running time: 8min
Shooting format: HD video
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16”9
Sound format: Stereo

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Austin Film Festival
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Brooklyn-based filmmaker Joel Fendelman has written, produced and directed a number of award-winning short and documentary films. In 2011, he completed his first dramatic narrative feature, David. Since then, the film has been screened in Rome and Montreal World Film Festivals (which awarded the film it’s prestigious Ecumenical Prize) and at other venues around the globe.
Mr. Fendelman has always been drawn to storytelling that examines the complexities of well-meaning but flawed characters trying to find equilibrium in an environment of cultural and social change. While developing his script for David, he worked with Orthodox Jewish and conservative Muslim children of Brooklyn - immersing himself in both cultures, and getting to know and understand each community. The result is a film that is human and credible; that offers no easy answers, but rather leaves viewers questioning their own attitudes and assumptions toward those who think, believe and act differently from them.
Needle Through Brick, Mr. Fendelman’s feature documentary about maintaining tradition in modern times through the eyes of Kung Fu masters in Borneo captured the Silver Palm award at the Mexico International Film Festival. Other short films of his have been screened at the Cannes, Chicago, and Miami International Film Festivals.