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The Birdman of Rancho Mirage

Follows and showcases Joel Kocen’s amazing photography of birds.

CREW: Directed by:  Joel Hochberg Executive Produced by:  Bruce Franchini Edited by:  Joel Hochberg Music Arranged and Performed by:  John Bayless Photography:  Joel Kocen

The Back Story: A mutual friend of the two Joels, Bruce Franchini, suggested that Joel H get to know Joel K and his amazing bird photography. I fell in love with Joel K and his birds immediately.  Many of my docs feature people with passion.  Here was a successful businessman who had not exhibited his artful photographs to the world. He also allowed me to record the how, why, where, when of his passion. A perfect subject for an interesting and unique documentary. The very first time we met I knew there was only one title for the video:  THE BIRDMAN of RANCHO MIRAGE.


Shorts Showcase Annual Festival Awards 2015

Shorts Showcase Annual Festival Award
Shorts Showcase Critics Award
Shorts Showcase Animated Film Category Award
Shorts Showcase Documentary Category Award
Shorts Showcase Drama Category Award
Shorts Showcase Comedy Category Award