My Films

Hello, Thanks for visiting my page. I developed this website to help promote independent film and New York-area film festivals. I am always looking for like-minded people who want to write about film, so if that might be you, please drop me an e-mail at: independentfilmnow@gmail.com. We remain open to any kind of article, whether it be a review or short essay. All reviewers will be paid with a free AMC, Regal or Bowtie Cinemas movie pass.

As for me, I have an M.A. in Film from American University. Since then my jobs have included agent’s assistant to Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas at ICM, membership coordinator for the Independent Feature Project, script reader for TriStar Pictures and the Tribeca Film Institute’s All-Access Program, and program coordinator for the Columbia University Film Program. I served as a member of the selection committee for the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2011 and 2012.

I’ve made a few short films and will be posting them here. The first one is a ten-minute film about Van Morrison fans that’s proved quite popular on YouTube and with the fans. I’ll post some more shorts soon. Currently, I am writing a romantic comedy feature and developing a short documentary I hope to shoot in the summer of 2013 as well as a feature documentary I look forward to pitching soon. Thanks for reading this far! Hope to hear from you.

I’ve always been fascinated by obsessive people and docs about them, such as Trekkies and Cinemania. I’ve also been a big fan of the music of Van Morrison. And so, when I realized what a seriously dedicated and fairly obsessive fan-base Van has, the idea of making a film about them seemed a natural. I started filming Van fans in 2005, here and there, mostly at gatherings in pubs or on line before shows. I made a trailer for the feature film I would love to make one day. Here it is:

That got a good amount of interest, so I continued filming and eventually put together a ten-minute film that got even more interest. Here it is:

I still think there’s a feature film there and plan to do more filming when Van comes back to New York. It’s been several years since he’s played in New York City, an unusually long time for Van. But when he comes back, I look forward to filming some more great conversations.

Another ongoing project is finding a way to share the art and honor the memory of my late brother, Seth, an artist who passed away some years ago at the age of twenty. I put together a blog with some images of his art work, which can be seen here: http://sethalanfishman.blogspot.com/

I decided to start photographing his art works and put them together into a slide show. I made a short version which can be seen below; a longer version will be forthcoming as I get more photographs done. I hope you enjoy this current version.

Here’s a short video I made about my good friend, musician Larry Abram back when I was in film school. The narration is by a fellow student at the time, Jennifer Millette:

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