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Solo, Piano NYC – SS 2014 Fest FINALIST

On a cold winter morning, a lone piano stands curbside in New York City.  Passersby slow, stop, and play.  Some play well.  All day long they collect and disperse, and into the night they measure and shove and deliberate.  What if…?  Can we take it?  Who abandons a piano?

Plinking slightly out-of-tune over the white noise of Broadway’s cars, buses, trucks, and sirens, the piano awaits its fate.  Solo, Piano-NYC is a 5 minute film of the last 24 hours of a once-wanted piano.

Awards:  Int’l Kansk Film Festival — 2nd Place Diploma (Russia), James River Shorts — Best Film, Soeul Int’l Extreme Short Film Festival — Special Jury Award, Look3 Festival of the Photograph — Outstanding Photo Project at Today, Disposable Film Festival — Audience Choice, Lakeshorts Int’l Short Film Festival — Audience Choice, Newburyport Doc. Festival — Special Mention, Taos Shortz Film Festival — Honorable Mention.

Director/Producer/Editor:  Anthony Sherin Music:  Art Labriola Sound Mix:  Beo Morales

BACKSTORY: Making this film was pure serendipity.  After a snowstorm in New York City, I decided to do some work on another film, in my home in Washington Heights.  But as I approached my desk, I thought I heard a piano plinking.  I looked out the window and saw a piano on the curb below.  I eventually started snapping stills and thought I would end up with just that — a lot of stills.  To my surprise, I discovered after 24 hours that I had captured a story with a beginning, middle, and end.