SCREENING DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH 2016
TIME: 4:00 PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 3
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When an introverted amateur artist, Johan, discovers a bruise on the nude model who he sketches, he decides to become her hero and rescue her from her abusive relationship. He soon finds that things aren’t what they seem.
Alain Alfaro is a writer/director based in New York City. His films have screened at festivals throughout the country, garnering awards in acting, cinematography, and writing. His most recent work is an award winning web series entitled “Henry,” which he wrote, produced, and directed. Alain is also a Daytime Emmy Award Nominated Producer/Editor for NBC’s late night show “1st Look” and also directs comedy skits for the online network Flama, a division of Univision, which focuses on content for a US Latino audience. Born, raised, and living in New York City, Alain is a first generation Latino-American whose parents come from Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. With a BA in Cinema Studies from the College Of Staten Island, Alain has worked his way through the advertising and television industries as a freelance video editor. Alain is also an avid cyclist and enjoys trailing the streets of his home city and taking photographs.
“Chicken” is a short film about an introverted amateur artist and his secret love for the nude model who he paints in class. During one of the classes he discovers a bruise on her hip, prompting him to rescue her from an abusive relationship with her tough-guy boyfriend. At its core, “Chicken” is a story about overcoming fear. Layered with elements of drama and humor, this film will connect with the introvert in all of us longing for a little bit of respect.