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May 6, 2013 2:14 PM
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Decide Who Talks to the Tribeca Film Institute! Who Will Be April's Project of the Month?

April showers have come and gone, and it's now time to choose one of our Projects of the Week to be named April'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 Institute!

Voting will be open until Friday May 10 at 5 PM Eastern.

"Like Me"

Like Me is about Kiya, an attention starved loner who wants nothing more than to become famous. She travels throughout the country robbing convenience stores for junk food while recording her crimes with her cell phone. Kiya uses the internet as a platform to reinvent herself as a modern day outlaw.

She makes fools of store clerks with her fake guns, binges on copious amounts of sugar, and searches for validation through social media while exploiting the voyeur in all of us. How far will she go to become a celebrity?

"TEN"

No one is who they seem. Not even you.

TEN is a collectivist, post-exploitation psychological thriller devised as a possible explanation for the events of the 1972 Spektor Island Massacre. On a cold December afternoon, ten women arrive at a mansion on Spektor Island, famed for years of reported hauntings and strange activities.

The all-female cast film is a response to exploitation, slasher, and thriller films, with particular focus on the storytelling prominent in b-movies and genre films from the 1950s-1980s. It explores the meaning and fluidity of identity and takes a number of surprising turns.

"Who We Were and Where We Lived"

"Who We Were and Where We Lived" is a short film set in the childhood imagination of Pip, a young boy living in the heart of Brooklyn. Pip romanticizes history, longing to live in another era, where--in his eyes--things were perfect and exciting, and big historic moments were made.

With the arrival of his twelfth birthday, Pip is forced to give up his fantasies of the past, come to terms with the reality of his own circumstances, and learn to appreciate the present day.

Pip must find a way to make his own history, rather than live in someone else's.

"The Miguel Sano Story"

At 15 years old Miguel Sano was plucked from obscurity and poverty in the Dominican Republic and put on a path towards the Majors. Today he is one of baseball's top prospects and could be a star in the Big Leagues in a few short years. But baseball is the easy part. Miguel faces a jarring acculturation to American life, a painful separation from his family and a growing web of hangers-on seeking to capitalize on his success. We will tell, for the first time ever on film, the complete story of a major athlete's rise from anonymity to superstardom.

"U R Not Alone"

Set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Joe’s trinket shop symbolizes a fusion of two worlds: where antiquated American-Italian ideals meet young liberal minds.

U R Not Alone depicts the evolution of an unlikely friendship between this controversial man and two young women and continues with their dilemma once he is arrested. As they delve deeper into investigating Joe’s crimes and past, they bring audiences on their moral roller coaster ride - questioning the intrinsic societal predicaments he stands for. 


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13 Comments

  • waseem ahmed abbasi | May 14, 2013 6:55 AMReply

    thats very nicce approach i like him very much

  • Aamir Iqbal Khan | May 13, 2013 2:56 AMReply

    Good and amazing concept . I Like this . " WHO WE WERE AND WHERE WE LIVED"

  • Mannan Rana | May 13, 2013 2:17 AMReply

    I like te concept of " WHO WE WERE AND WHERE WE LIVED

  • noemi | May 12, 2013 5:17 AMReply

    "U R Not Alone"

  • aimee g | May 10, 2013 6:27 PMReply

    Like Me is for me.

  • assadbhuglah@hotmail.com | May 10, 2013 2:31 PMReply

    I like who were where we lived.

  • Shanté | May 10, 2013 11:52 AMReply

    Like Me has a very unique feel to it. It's something so realistic, it grabs from many places. From the teen in you to the little innocence in you.

  • Liz | May 10, 2013 6:51 AMReply

    LIKE ME all the way for sure! Innovative, socially relevant, made with passion and an amazing concept trailer shot for $200!!! That's talent. I really hope they make it!!!!

  • Faiz Al- Ikabi | May 10, 2013 6:42 AMReply

    Good Luck

  • Toseef | May 10, 2013 1:51 AMReply

    The idea seems great - who we were and where we lived. Gives an idea of the intellecutal approach of the writer and then the filmmakers who transformed the idea into a movie. Let us all watch it!

  • Heavy Empty | May 8, 2013 2:10 PMReply

    LIKE ME. all the way.

    xo
    Heavy

  • haywood | May 7, 2013 10:15 AMReply

    Movies are one of the most powerful ways of telling a story. Robert Mockler has the creativity, passion and attention to detail that place him among the next generatiion of great cinematic storytellers. His LIKE ME project has genuine punch, power and flavor. I can see him in the next few years making a major impact on the national and international entertainment scene. Keep an eye on this gentleman. He's got game.

  • Robert Mockler | May 6, 2013 2:47 PMReply

    Hey Indiewire,

    Our project, LIKE ME, won Project of the Week on April 1st with 670 votes. We were supposed to be in the running for this month’s project of the month. We were extremely excited for the opportunity and we are curious why we aren't in this poll. Could you explain?

    Thanks,
    Robert Mockler
    http://www.indiewire.com/article/congrats-to-indiewires-project-of-the-week-like-me