David Henry Gerson
in Paris last week after seeing his film there at Champs Elysee Film Festival. “Automatic At Sea” competed for finishing funds in the US In Progress
section at the Fest. (Good film, didn’t win.)
by Film Movement. It was shortlisted for Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards. The San Francisco Film Society has awarded him two grants for his
upcoming feature “Terror Tuesday”.
test of his future star Ultra Violet and included an interview. She died recently and in the film discussed her art and connection to Mormonism.
overwhelmed by options. The children of the ’90’s bear a darkness under the surface. The FaceBook feed, scrolling not landing, the big issues are not
two young women. There is no story and it is a study of characters and their interaction. David says of his character there, ‘he can do anything but
therefore does nothing’.
began acting very young and even had a stage at his family home. He
Winkler’s advice to actors. ‘Before acting, get an education.’
he studied with Sandra Secat. ‘Acting is deep and personal to me, using
dreams and the
subconscious. It is complicated and powerful, as the actor is
powerless. I want to do roles I believe in and that create
few hours and therefore film needs to inspire. Actors in film need to
create poetic art,
to give voice to emotional issues, to encourage action. This
becomes the question for a film character overwhelmed by
”. David was lead actor and producer. It won an Audience
Award and was by the same team that did the feature. It is about war and
destruction. Manly, threatening and aloof in his role in
“Automatic at Sear”, in life he is also smart (a graduate of Colombia
University with a
bachelor’s degree in English Literature and currently
attending the American Film Institute) and engaged.
About “Automatic at Sea”
David Henry Gerson
presented “Automatic at Sea”. Their short film “
” previously won the 2014 Audience Award at Sundance. Matthew’s previous feature “The Woods”, distributed by Film Movement, premiered in the New Frontier
Program at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and was shortlisted for Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards. The San Francisco Film Society has awarded him
two grants for his upcoming feature “Terror Tuesday”. Producer David Henry Gerson also starred and to my eye and in my opinion is one of the few mature
(adult vs. boy-type) male leads in this new generation of actors. Manly, threatening and aloof in his role, in life he is also smart (a graduate of
Colombia University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and currently attending the American Film Institute) and engaged.