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April 1, 2013 6:44 PM
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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 Institute!

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 | June 26, 2013 11:24 PMReply

    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 | April 27, 2013 8:31 PMReply

    Shadow Train is great!

  • Rob Boychuk | April 27, 2013 8:30 PMReply

    Shadow Train is great!

  • Pat Peterson | April 24, 2013 1:15 PMReply

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

  • Danimal Pasztor | April 9, 2013 2:58 PMReply

    I'm Voting For Shadow Train

  • Constantinos Andreou | April 8, 2013 4:23 AMReply

    'Chasing Robert Barker' - great movie

  • Derrick RedEarth | April 7, 2013 11:23 AMReply

    My vote is for Shadowtrain

  • M | April 5, 2013 11:14 PMReply

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

  • Robert Earl | April 5, 2013 8:16 PMReply

    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 | April 5, 2013 7:29 PMReply

    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 | April 5, 2013 7:21 PMReply

    Berlin supports Chasing Robert Barker !!!

  • Yabanci | April 5, 2013 6:41 PMReply

    i vote for Yabanci

  • Yabanci | April 5, 2013 6:39 PMReply

    Yabanci is awesome

  • So Close | April 5, 2013 5:33 PMReply

    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...

  • Suzanne | April 5, 2013 5:21 PMReply

    i vote 25!!

  • Tobias | April 5, 2013 5:15 PMReply

    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 !!!

  • Gabi H | April 5, 2013 5:18 PM

    Congrats.. U DESERVE IT!

  • Debra Nicastro | April 5, 2013 5:09 PMReply

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

  • Kerey Viswanathan | April 5, 2013 5:06 PMReply

    Yeah Twenty-five!!

  • B | April 5, 2013 5:06 PMReply

    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.

  • Z | April 6, 2013 4:57 PM

    It's a pity you think so. They won because they advertised. Friends shared on facebook and twitter nonstop, there was no cheating!

  • Dr. GS Hurd | April 5, 2013 5:04 PMReply

    Three brainless fictions beat a significan documentry. Pathetic.

  • Jim Caldwell | April 5, 2013 5:00 PMReply

    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.

  • T | April 5, 2013 5:32 PM

    I completely agree! TWENTY FIVE and CHASING ROBERT BARKER were neck and neck throughout this whole competition! The winner will have won by an insignificant margin of error. I think both deserve a consultation!

  • Ellen | April 5, 2013 5:05 PM

    I totally agree with that! They are not even a half of percentage point away from each other.

  • Gary Meeks | April 5, 2013 4:38 PMReply

    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!

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  • Mariana Grebler | April 5, 2013 4:24 PMReply

    Chasing Robert Barker

  • Ben Analla | April 5, 2013 4:18 PMReply

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

  • Veronica | April 5, 2013 4:17 PMReply

    Shadowtrain must win! George Lynch rocks!!

  • Sula | April 5, 2013 4:14 PMReply

    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!!!!

  • Becca | April 6, 2013 1:44 PM

    There are 155 million Americans on FB.

  • Ed | April 6, 2013 11:28 AM

    It's very easy to understand why it spurred fast. They probably hit the right people in Brazil with 5k friends on FB. Brazilians are very active in social networks and there are, as of now, 70 million on FB, growing 20% per year. Don't forget we are huge.

  • Becca | April 5, 2013 6:22 PM

    I would assume IndieWire can run an analysis of traffic to this sub-URL from 4-5pm EST to see if hundreds of unique ISPs & emails from Brazil truly visited the site at the suspicious/unusual intervals that the votes spurted in at.

  • Sam | April 5, 2013 5:00 PM

    I find it very hard to believe this pattern of voting is a result of a huge campaign in Brasil.

  • Alex | April 5, 2013 4:37 PM


  • Ellen | April 5, 2013 4:11 PMReply

    Twenty Five! Vote and confirmed!

  • Alex | April 5, 2013 4:08 PMReply

    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.

  • Becca | April 5, 2013 5:27 PM

    Definitely agree with this concern. EXTREMELY fishy, for those refreshing the results over the last few minutes.

  • Devon | April 5, 2013 4:26 PM

    I agree with you. The pattern of the votes for Chasing Robert Barker
    does seem to be a bit strange. Hopefully there is no cheating going on.

  • Sula | April 5, 2013 4:21 PM

    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!!!!

  • Debra Nicastro | April 5, 2013 3:09 PMReply

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

  • Sandy Brent | April 5, 2013 2:27 PMReply


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  • AG | April 5, 2013 1:51 PMReply

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

  • Henrique Cahref | April 5, 2013 1:41 PMReply

    I vote for Chasing Barker

  • Peter Churu | April 5, 2013 1:07 PMReply

    I vote for Chasing Barker

  • Steel Templar | April 5, 2013 12:52 PMReply

    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 | April 5, 2013 12:42 PMReply

    I vote for Chasing Barker

  • Peter Churu | April 5, 2013 12:42 PMReply

    I vote for Chasing Barker

  • Jane Parkes | April 5, 2013 12:24 PMReply

    I vote for Twenty Five!!!

  • robert defrancisco | April 5, 2013 9:10 AMReply

    Shadow train doesn't get more real than that.

  • Reka Komaromi | April 5, 2013 8:23 AMReply

    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".

  • mario | April 5, 2013 3:24 AMReply

    George i‘ve vote for you!

  • Mark Rotter | April 5, 2013 2:48 AMReply

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

  • AA | April 5, 2013 2:37 AMReply

    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.

  • tony | April 5, 2013 1:19 AMReply

    Yabanci rocks

  • nicole thalhamer | April 4, 2013 10:04 PMReply

    Shadow train HELL YEAH! \ M /

  • Sharan | April 4, 2013 9:38 PMReply

    My vote is for Shadowtrain.

  • Oni | April 4, 2013 7:44 PMReply

    Shadowtrain deserves Americas attention.

  • Steel Templar | April 5, 2013 12:54 PM

    Oni, your vocal talent is outstanding.

  • Gary Meeks | April 4, 2013 9:43 PM

    Rock on Oni!

  • Frank Pané | April 4, 2013 6:21 PMReply

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

  • james mcdougall | April 4, 2013 5:49 PMReply

    Native American all the way! Shadow Train baby!

  • Mosalah | April 4, 2013 4:29 PMReply

    I vote for Yabanci.... real life stories always win

  • Ruth | April 4, 2013 4:28 PMReply

    "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.

  • John | April 4, 2013 1:19 PMReply

    Shadowtrain gets my vote.

  • renee | April 4, 2013 12:01 PMReply

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

  • Sherif Abbas | April 4, 2013 5:16 AMReply

    Yabanci ... Interesting and different

  • Gary Meeks | April 3, 2013 11:47 PMReply

    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!

  • Jessica | April 3, 2013 11:41 PMReply

    Twenty Five rocks!!!!

  • Renee | April 3, 2013 10:19 PMReply

    your great George lynch i vote for you!

  • Katie | April 3, 2013 6:27 PMReply

    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 | April 3, 2013 6:26 PMReply

    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!!

  • carlos | April 3, 2013 5:17 PMReply

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

  • David | April 3, 2013 1:23 PMReply

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

  • Andrew | April 3, 2013 11:15 AMReply

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

  • Ryan Ogle | April 2, 2013 4:05 PMReply

    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 | April 2, 2013 11:04 AMReply

    Twenty Five sounds very interesting to me.

  • Twenty Five times two. | April 2, 2013 11:09 AM

    Equals twenty five hundred twenty five.

  • Mary Oren | April 1, 2013 11:00 PMReply

    I pick 25!

  • Fatima | April 1, 2013 8:00 PMReply