Short: Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens

Sorting through casting submissions can be an arduous process. To put it bluntly, there's an abundance of garbage out there. Lots of terrible short films, the awful web series, strange thesis films. But every once in awhile, there's an actor or actress who has been involved with a great project. Discovering these diamonds in the rough are what make the sorting process worth it. I recently came across one of those diamonds, a film called Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens - directed by Jon Sajetowski.

The short comedy tells the story of a working-class father who reunites with his estranged teenage daughter. The film has a quirky sense of humor that hovers into absurdist territory. It's refreshing because of its colorful cast of eccentric characters.

Tony (Joe Diomede), the working class father, is a shake-weight user and eats bologna and cheese quesadillas. His next door neighbor Jerry McJagger may be the best use of a shoulder strap baby carrier that I've ever seen in a film. All while poking fun at Brooklyn hipster culture.

A production side-note, I was happy to see the Astoria favorite Queens Kickshaw as a location.

Grab your bologna and cheese quesadilla and watch Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens above.

Reel Works Master Lab Premiere at BAM

Folks in the New York City area, this Thursday (February 27), some talented teen filmmakers will be screening both narrative and documentary short films at the Reel Works 2014 Master Lab Premiere.

All the films confidently take on some serious themes from immigration and making it in America to the gentrification of our neighborhoods in the backyard. These films tell refreshing stories through their imagination and their distinct creative voices of our youth. It's kind of unreal that these filmmakers are able to create such compelling work.

It would be great if any of you could come down to Brooklyn to support these filmmakers. And the event is FREE. That's right, free.

If you can attend, please RSVP. That's important.

Read below for details. Hope to see you there.

February 27

BAM Fisher

321 Ashland Place

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Reception: 6pm | Screening: 7pm