Kelman’s "Bandito" to Premiere at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Evan Ari Kelman's thesis film “Bandito," the product of the undergraduate class, Advanced Narrative Workshop, will premiere on April 18th at the Tribeca Film Festival in downtown NYC. Over 25 individuals from the Tisch Film & TV community (undergraduate and graduate) contributed to the film. The crew roster included freshman ('17) to recent graduates ('14), as well as current grad students. Tisch students created many important elements of the film, including the original score and visual effects.

Kelman noted, "Making this film at Tisch was an incredible experience that I'll always cherish. The collaborative process exposed me to many talented and driven individuals, each of whom worked tirelessly to make this film as successful as possible… I had the privilege of being surrounded by such inspiring artists, and I will always be thankful for their best efforts on this project, and to the university for encouraging such a fruitful atmosphere."

Core team members included Parker Hill ('15) as co-writer and producer, Sebastian Savino ('14) as producer, and Cory Fraiman-Lott ('14) as cinematographer. Production took place over 5 1/2 days in New York and Pennsylvania during the summer of 2014.

'Bandito' has been awarded First Run Craft Awards in Screenwriting, Producing, and Sound Design, and is one of 5 Undergraduate Finalists of the Wasserman Awards. Kelman cites the support of faculty members Christina DeHaven, Gay Abel-Bey, John Warren, Laszlo Santha, Ezra Sacks, and Vondie Curtis-Hall, as instrumental in making the film a reality.

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