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So proud to be apart of this amazing Channel! Old Man will continue to live on beside incredibly talented artists, crews, humans on the Criterion Collection Channel! You all should subscribe NOW and watch all of the amazing films you cannot see on Netflix, Hulu, Pornhub, etc. Plus you will be able to see my hilarious and probably best interview to date about my influences that range from Patti Smith, Legend the movie to makeup and my mom! THANK YOU to my incredible team who really helped make the film, well, a film!! Animators/fabricators/board artists: Michaela Olsen, Jonathan Seligson, Liesje Kraai Mel Loyola Agosto Isam S. Prado! Thank you Alec Henninger for cleaning up the Manson audio and THANK YOU! A BIG thank you to the one and only, writer who was friends with Mr.Manson and gave me the audio to make this film! Marlin M. Marynick Thank you! I appreciate you. Thank you to the Criterion Crew who believed in both this film and myself as a filmmaker. Please support this channel because it supports independent film, art and so much more.

I can’t wait for you to see what I am making now!! Onward towards the future! THANK YOU! XO

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xo

 

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HAAAAAAAANDS!!! That’s right, she is still hands-ing to play at film festivals…my signal film I made for the amazing film festival CUCALORUS just won a damn Honorable Mention award at Indie Memphis!! I am so sad to have missed this one. NOT to mention my new film, Funeral was also playing there. Wow. Just wow. Thank you Jury members, thank you staff, programmers, volunteers, filmmakers, film-goers, friends, Memphis, Cucalorus, Matt Davies, Jaime Horrigan at Studio Unkown, Aaron Hillis who both produced Hands and was also the dead corpse in Funeral, and Dan Brawley the Chief Instigating Officer of the Cucalorus Festival.

Please email me with any film festival playing inquiry! Leah@leahshore.com

THANK YOU.

 

I was chosen to be apart of the Imagine Science Competition 2018
Six scientists and six filmmakers have been chosen to create genre-bending works during the 11th Imagine Science Film Festival in NYC this fall.

I was paired with Scientist/Engineer Tracy Fanara, who to me is a real life superhero and is currently battling the Red Tide issue in Florida. If you don’t know what that is please read about it. It’s frightening and, well here: “…this bloom, like many HABs, is caused by microscopic algae that produce toxins that kill fish and make shellfish dangerous to eat. The toxins may also make the surrounding air difficult to breathe. As the name suggests, the bloom of algae often turns the water red.”

I was inspired by what Tracy did for a living and also because of the timing, I just read this article in the NYT.  I was also invited to the filming of Josh Fox’s new film about Climate Change and the Environment, etc. We were prompted to make a film in a week with the theme of: SURVIVAL. We were in Brooklyn. I thought, what could we make? Ah. A film, a portrait film about the pollution in Brooklyn but used as a metaphor for something bigger, something I myself could attempt to articulate in a week using Brooklyn, using my amazing cinematographer and Sundance Award Winning Short Film, Hairwolf badass lady, Charlotte Hornsby, using movement by Guggenheim grant recipient Rosane Chameki and Sleep No More dancer Brian Castillo and sounds that would scare the bajeezus out of you that are inspired by the environment made by my friend Johnny Woods, and my RISD roommate who production designed the film, Nicole Heraty…Producer. Sound. Mixing. PA’s,and so on with my amazing crew.

Tracy was an integral role, analyzing our locations, researched what happened and why they were polluted. We talked about how people would react if they ingested carcinogenic or if they had ingested fracked liquids or if they realized you lived outside a warehouse with a literal Nuclear Bomb waiting to happen and so on. It was certainly a wonderful collaborative journey with a terrific team. I feel so thankful for the support! We decided to call the film EXTREMOPHILES.

Extromophiles are organisms that exist when nothing else can survive. The earth finds a way to balance change, but will humans be able to adapt to the change which they are creating?

We would absolutely love to share this film with you, world. If you are interested in a genre bending hybrid film. An Horror-Activist-Scifi-Short-Doc with the themes of Pollution, Climate Change, Politics and more…

 

THANKS! Symbiosis Grant! Thank you Simons Foundation Grant! Thank you to all of the other Filmmakers and Scientists that competed during the week! XO

Thank you Sidewalk Film Festival for awarding our new short FUNERAL best animated short film! Literally I was speechless, in that I should have probably prepared a speech and thanked animation, ghosts, animation, the trophy and I think a few other things…and left. THANK YOU. Thank you to my amazing team, post and pre..thank you, and of course, thank you animation.

Until next time.

xo

Shout out to Jonathan Federico, Natasha Soto-Albors, Jennifer Prediger, Jarret Kerr, Aaron Hillis, my animation team: Jonathan Seligson, Sarah Miskoff and Nico Teitel… and to my amazing exec producers Adnaan Muslim, Rene Federico, Nightspark Pictures, Elizabeth Krajewski…

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I had the pleasure of Directing Bella Thorne and Prince Fox for Billboard and then animating on top of the edited piece. Assisting animation by Peter Gulsvig and produced by Jessica Rovniak for the series How It Went Down. I have been working on the entire series by the way, so you should probably watch all the episodes*

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