TymbalsTymbals is the story of Charlotte, an entomologist recovering from the accidental death of her husband. When the 13-year cicadas hit their peak cycle, Charlotte has to face the paralyzing grief that they bring back along with their sound.
Directed by Filippo Conz
Written by Jon Haller
Produced by Geoff Quan
Editor Filippo Conz
Composer Freddie Khaw
Sound Design Freddie Khaw, Davyde Wachell
Production Design Ola Maslik
Cast Lola Glaudini, Trevor Long
Total Running 8 min
Capture Format Panasonic HDX-900
Filippo Conz earned a MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University and a BA in Film Theory from Universita’ Cattolica in Milan, his native city. His works have been screened in several international festivals such as Sundance, Venice, Los Angeles, SXSW, and Tribeca. His short film Concerto won the BAFTA/LA Award for Excellence in Aspen, the Audience Award at the Beijing Film Academy Film Festival, the National Board of Review Best Director Award and the Hollywood Foreign Press Award at the Columbia Film Festival. His short film Tymbals was awarded the Sloan Foundation Production Award. In 2009 he was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus. Filippo has also worked on documentaries for Rai TV, La Presse Video, ERT World, VBS.TV and has done commercial works for such clients as Progressive Insurance, Random House, Epson, Design Within Reach, Walgreens, Equal, Rebecca. He lives and works in New York, where he founded Zbabam Productions in 2007.
Jon Haller is a writer and director from Carbondale, Illinois. As a playwright, he has received three fellowships from the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Named by Dramatist Magazine as one of "50 to Watch," he has also written and directed web videos for Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Borders, The Onion, Equal and AT&T. In 2007, his short screenplay Tymbals received the Alfred P. Sloan Production Grant. In 2009, his short screenplay Concerto premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Currently he is Writer's Assistant for NBC's 30 Rock.
Geoffrey Quan is an independent film director and producer, and a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA film program. His films have been nominated for two Student Academy Awards and have shown internationally at over 50 festivals, including Sundance, Directors’ Fortnight (Cannes), New Directors/New Films, Clermont-Ferrand, SXSW, and Tribeca. His latest film, “The Other Way Round,” was sponsored by HBO Films and the Film Arts Foundation, and screened at over 10 festivals, including LA Shorts and the New York Latino Film Festival. Geoff has produced seven shorts, including John Magary's "The Second Line" and Nelson Kim’s “Long Distance", and served as co-producer on Myna Joseph’s “MAN". He is a 2009 BRIO Award winner, a recipient of the 2009 IFP Marcie Bloom Fellowship in Film, and is currently a directing fellow in Film Independent's Project:Involve. Geoff has taught directing at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College, and has shot videos for New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Most recently, he served as production coordinator on James Marsh’s upcoming feature documentary. Geoff is currently in postproduction on the short film “Be Still,” which he co-wrote and directed. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.
Monday, April 25 5:30 PM