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Decide Who Talks to the Tribeca Film Institute! Will It Be ‘Yabanci,’ ‘Twenty Five,’ ‘Barker’ or ‘Shadowtrain’?

Decide Who Talks to the Tribeca Film Institute! Will It Be 'Yabanci,' 'Twenty Five,' 'Barker' or 'Shadowtrain'?

It’s no longer March and it’s now time to choose one of our Projects
of the Week to be named March’s Project of the Month. The project
that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a
consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film

Voting will be open until Friday April 5 at 5 PM Eastern.


“Yabanci”, a multilingual comedy set in Istanbul, is the story of Mo, a
young adult about to leave to study in America. Mo is already an
expatriate living in a foreign land and on his last night in Turkey he
comes to face what home and friendship mean to him. It is a bittersweet
journey where he realizes what he has taken for granted, his best friend
Mina, his life in a beautiful city, and his family. In the end he must
break down his self constructed barriers and accept his home, despite
the hardships that come with it.

“Twenty Five”

TWENTY FIVE is a comedic web series about three high school best
friends who are reunited in NYC two years out of college. Each aims to
find a sense of belonging in New York amid fears that they aren’t living
up to their potential. Beryl’s been embroiled in a tumultuous
relationship and may be reaching her breaking point. Jimmy’s been on a
slew of OKCupid dates and hasn’t been able to find a guy he can connect
with. Now Taylor has joined them in NYC — she’s wide-eyed and full of
hope, but that may not last for very long…

“Chasing Robert Barker”

David is a photographer with a tormented past and a solitary lifestyle who now works as a paparazzi in London. His very limited social circle revolves around his work and a manipulative tabloid journalist, Olly.

One night, David receives a tip off from a source, and manages to snap
famous film actor Robert Barker dining with a young brunette. Not
satisfied, Olly pushes David into pursuing Robert Barker to get more
compromising pictures of the couple. In this
chase, David’s past starts unravelling, and he’s forced to face the
damage that a tabloid fabrication caused to his own life.


Shadowtrain will illuminate
the cost of the destruction of the Native American community; to both
the indigenous population as well as to their European conquerors. The
documentary will reveal the qualities inherent in indigenous
people’s world views that should be recognized and adopted if we all,
collectively, intend to not only survive, but to find a way to live
happier, more meaningful lives. While engaging a wide variety of
opinions from notable activists, authors, artists, elders and shaman,
politicians and government officials, clergy, teachers and everyday
people, the film will reveal its message through a powerful music-driven
road trip.

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Sean T. Martin

Hey George, hope this works out well for ya! Thanks for all the great music and the inspiration on my playing! If I could play 1 100th as well as you I would be happy!

God Bless You Brother and keep on rockin'!

NameRob Boychuk

Shadow Train is great!

Rob Boychuk

Shadow Train is great!

Pat Peterson

I love Shadowtrain. It's a must. Congrats George!

Danimal Pasztor

I'm Voting For Shadow Train

Constantinos Andreou

'Chasing Robert Barker' – great movie

Derrick RedEarth

My vote is for Shadowtrain


Yabanci should have won! The story was the only unique one

Robert Earl

Twenty-Five and Barker both deserve consideration. Tribecka Film Institute hit the jackpot with
these two videos. Thank the Industry for these talented performers. Give us more!!!

Renate Glitz

Why losers always talk about cheating? Chasing Robert Barker won because they have supporters not only in Brazil but also all over the world, I am German, unfortunately I have nothing to do with Brazil and I appreciate their huge campaign towards this great film!

Pier Vegner Tosta

Berlin supports Chasing Robert Barker !!!


i vote for Yabanci


Yabanci is awesome

So Close

Congrats to the two top vote recipient projects. Surely the Tribeca Film Institute could talk with both well-supported projects! Now that would be some great Karma…


i vote 25!!


We did it !!! thak's for all friends from SP and RIO that voted for Chasing Robert Barker !!!
Boa sorte para a equipe, agora é lenha na fogueira !!!

Debra Nicastro

Careful of sour grapes :-)
Competition is good and spurs recognition. More folks just got on board the Shadowtrain.

Kerey Viswanathan

Yeah Twenty-five!!


Wow. No wonder CHASING ROBERT BARKER won. They clearly were cheating. I learned you are able to vote multiple times using the same address by inserting a dot or a sign into the address. Very sad, and very obvious. I hope the project is actually good. I really encourage IndieWire to check into this. Not fair at all.

Dr. GS Hurd

Three brainless fictions beat a significan documentry. Pathetic.

Jim Caldwell

Because the vote has been so close between Twenty Five and Chasing Robert Barker, regardless of which of the two comes out on top, I think it would be fair for both films to receive a consultation from Tribeca Film Institute.

Gary Meeks

Look at the content and intent of all these films. I don't intend to be mean spirited, but here's proof that people would sell out their own country for a free cell phone, mystery or a laugh! Congrats to the winner, but please take a moment to follow ShadowTrain! So many people are so worried about their personal rights that they forgot about the Indian Nation under their boots. I voted for a positive outlook, a search for solutions and great music!

Brooke Buchanan


Mariana Grebler

Chasing Robert Barker

Ben Analla

Show Train gets my vote..Yea Natives!!!!


Shadowtrain must win! George Lynch rocks!!


If the movie Chasing Robert Barker were cheating the dispute would not be so difficult! We are doing a huge campaign in Brasil and many other countries and each vote is valuable and worthy!! GO ROBERT BARKER!!!!


Twenty Five! Vote and confirmed!


I am really concerned that the Chasing Robert Barker may be cheating. I am going to notify indiewire and perhaps they will look into the issue. The speed and pattern of the votes does not at all seem to be normal. I hope this is not true as it would be incredibly dishonest, especially when other teams are trying to behave in an appropriate and honest manner.

Debra Nicastro

Getting the So Cal friends to jump onboard the Shadowtrain. Way to Rock it GH!!!!

Sandy Brent





Yabanci is the only one with enough originality to win. There should be more opportunities for international films and filmmakers!

Henrique Cahref

I vote for Chasing Barker

Peter Churu

I vote for Chasing Barker

Steel Templar

George Lynch and Shadowtrain FTW.
George, thanks for coming by Nashville with your Lynch Mob last September. Too bad more people didn't know about it. Great show. (I was the tall guy looking for an extra guitar pick. ;-) Anyway you're a genuinely decent guy, and I wish your Shadowtrain film all the best!

Peter Churu

I vote for Chasing Barker

Peter Churu

I vote for Chasing Barker

Jane Parkes

I vote for Twenty Five!!!

robert defrancisco

Shadow train doesn't get more real than that.

Reka Komaromi

This film sounds upbeat with a good story line and great visuals to be expected. I am interested in the world of the image and how it interacts with our human lives, so I am voting for "Chasing Robert Barker".


George i‘ve vote for you!

Mark Rotter

As a "Yabanci" I love living in Turkey. My vote goes to Yabanci.


Yabanci by far. Do we really need another high-school friends reunion, or paparazzi thriller, or destruction of Native Americans documentary? Yabanci is different, and personal.


Yabanci rocks

nicole thalhamer

Shadow train HELL YEAH! M /


My vote is for Shadowtrain.


Shadowtrain deserves Americas attention.

Frank Pané

Shadowtrain will be the movie everybody should see! George Lynch's #1!

james mcdougall

Native American all the way! Shadow Train baby!


I vote for Yabanci…. real life stories always win


"Twenty-Five" seems to really let us know what this great New York City is all about and why
young Actors love to be there.


Shadowtrain gets my vote.


I vote for the shadowtrain its gonna be the best movie ever!! & your looking good George as always!! :) vote vote vote!!!

Sherif Abbas

Yabanci … Interesting and different

Gary Meeks

Shadowtrain is starting late in this race and really deserves consideration by all. It's an awesome project that I have been following and I only hope everyone will check into what it's all about regardless of the outcome in this voting contest. With respect to all the great competition, please check out this project. Go George!


Twenty Five rocks!!!!


your great George lynch i vote for you!


Yabanci looks really interesting, it's not everyday you get to see a movie about culture shock. Plus it's filmed in Istanbul, always wanted to go there! Good luck =)

Jacob Mazur

Yabanci is a unique story and takes place in a city with rich culture and beautiful sites! I can't wait to see the finished film! Definitely vote for Yabanci!!


"Chasing Robert Barker" .TOP film of the list, they deserve win!


I would watch Twenty Five! Especially since its in NYC!


Twenty Five rocks!!!
It is no surprise that it has won 1st place so far.
Go for Twenty Five!

Ryan Ogle

Shadowtrain has a message that really needs to be heard. The filmmakers are really trying to stress the importance of sustainable living here.

Don Halverson

Twenty Five sounds very interesting to me.

Mary Oren

I pick 25!



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