WORLD PREMIERE - TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Hilda is a tribute to the enduring creative spirit of octogenarian New Yorker artist Hilda O'Connell. In the late 1950’s Hilda lived shoulder-to-shoulder with the great Abstract Expressionist painters and became a member of the Aegis Gallery in the '60s. This documentary film highlights Hilda’s fortitude, memories and a shifting New York art scene.
10:00 PM - THU 4/20 - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-11
9:45 PM - TUE 4/25 - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-11
7:00 PM - WED 4/26 - REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-11
6:15 PM - SAT 4/29 - CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 5
Directed by: Kiira Benzing
Edited by: Olga Lvoff
Cinematography by: Greg Harriott
Additional Camera by: M. Woods
Virtual Reality and 360
Dedicated to telling inspirational stories, we are developing more VR projects that continue to mix genres.
We create 360, Virtual Reality and interactive content with a passion for hybrid storytelling.
We are in post production on a 360 music video starring Grace McLean. Also in the works is the follow-up piece to “Cardboard City," "Boxed Out" which is interactive, live action VR.
Cardboard City, an interactive documentary, held its World Premiere at the 54th Annual New York Film Festival (NYFF) at Lincoln Center on October 1st, 2016. Combining VR, AR and an analogue Makerspace - participants uncovered stories about gentrification in Brooklyn. Cardboard City was part of the NYFF "Convergence" program, which offers an array of immersive experiences that redefine storytelling.
Directed by Kiira Benzing of Double Eye Productions, and produced by Stina Hamlin and Alyssa Landry.
Winner of Samsung’s Gear Indie “There in 60 seconds” contest (2016)
Peek inside the enchanted studio of Brooklyn-based stop motion animator Danielle Ash. She has built a cardboard world inside her studio from the pickle vendor, to the bakery, to the neighborhood bar. As her studio begins to come to life you will find yourself transported inside the cardboard roller coaster. Enjoy your visit before Danielle and hundreds of her fellow artists are displaced from their studios in Gowanus.
Director – Kiira Benzing;
Writers – Kiira Benzing, Eulani Labay;
Artwork and Animation – Danielle Ash;
Narrative Designer – Eulani Labay;
Producers - Danielle Ash, Kiira Benzing, Eulani Labay, Tarik Mohamed;
Editor/Animator/Post Sound Designer – Danielle Ash;
Post Producer - Stina Hamlin;
Cinematographer – Tarik Mohamed;
Gaffer – Mike Doyle;
Technical Director – Jimmy Marerro; Colorist – Verne Mattson;
CTO of East Coast Digital – Scott Kleinberger;
Post Production Facility - East Coast Digital
A magic realist tribute to the enduring creative spirit of two octogenarian New Yorker artists, Double Portrait blends the mediums of paint, dance and memory. Filmed on the Blackmagic Cinema, the Arri Amira and 16mm with dreamy vintage lenses; this hybrid documentary chronicles two artists and the NYC art scene in the 60’s. The film mixes verite footage with fantasy.
Director: Kiira Benzing
Produced by: Kiira Benzing, Geoff Ollwerther
Featuring: Hilda O’Connell, Arnold Wechsler, Lindsay Dunn - Dream Hilda, Daniel Madoff – Dream Arnold
Cinematographer – Greg Harriott, Editor – Olga Lvoff, Composer – Lucas Lechowski, AE/2nd Camera – Michael Woods, Choreographer – Greg Graham, Assistant Choreographer – Abbey O’Brien
(Phase: Transitioning between production and post)
THE WAVE MAKER is about one man's lifelong quest to apply his paradigm shifting observations about the human body and the human heart to healing and reversing chronic disease. As medical understanding begins to move in revolutionary new directions, has the legacy of Dr. Irving Dardik come of age?
Other subjects include: Martin Fleischmann (Co-Creator of Cold Fusion), Milt Campbell (First African American US Olympic Decathlete Gold and Silver Medalist), Dr. Rob Duncan (Vice Chancellor of Research at the University of Missouri), Dr. Mike McKubre (Electrochemist at SRI), and Dr. Dean Radin (IONS).
Bodies pulse and blur dimensions as they connect space and time. Rhythms of Nature take over the form. Organic sound crosses in and out of a choral landscape. Nature is king but also polluted by mankind. Re-photographed on Super 8mm and hand processed; the image begins to disintegrate, questioning the matter and form of film.
Directed by: Kiira Benzing
Cinematography by: Alfredo Alcantara
Super 8mm Cinematography by: M Woods
Edited by: M Woods, Kiira Benzing