Documentary TV Program Experience

2003
 
FAR A FIELD :
WHY LONG ISLAND STOPPED THE MUSIC

Executive Producer & Director

In June of 2003, the town of Riverhead, NY, located on the east end of Long Island, was looking forward to hosting the first of a pair of weekend rock music festivals scheduled for that summer. Riverhead Town Supervisor Robert Kozakiewicz inked two separate deals with individual concert promoters and leased them town land for what he thought would be two unprecedented entertainment events.
“Field Day” (headlined by The Beastie Boys) was the first of the two festivals Kozakiewicz felt would help establish Riverhead’s claim to fame as a major summer tourist attraction. As it turns out, Riverhead got its claim to fame but not for what was expected. FAR A FIELD: WHY LONG ISLAND STOPPED THE MUSIC is a documentary about the politics and paranoia of a small town and its angry town folk during the final week leading up to the festival.


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2001
 
REGINALD GRAY :
PORTRAIT OF A PORTRAIT ARTIST

Executive Producer & Director

Francis Bacon and Samuel Beckett rarely sat for portrait artists. Reginald Gray is one of the few. From his Paris studio, Reginald Gray, the 69 year-old Irish born painter chronicles his life and his art as he paints his latest commissioneed portrait. In this celebration of Gray’s skill and discipline, he illustrates how the process of making paint is no less absorbing and rewarding than the process of making a painting. As he reflects on his past, his work and his relationships, Gray takes us on a journey both visual and emotional. From Paris to Normandy, London to Dublin, we get an intimate look at Reginald Gray’s life and art through his own stories and the colorful opinions of his family, friends, critics and fellow artists.

Selected 2001 DOCUMENTARY WINNER at Telluride Indiefest.
Distributed worldwide by: Monster Distributes, Dublin, Ireland.


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