MC for Shorts: Feel Good

Theater 7–8:30pm
  • Regular $10
  • Media Center Members FREE

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is starting a brand-new short film screening series. For each edition, we pick a short film made by one of our Media Center (MC, for short) members and determine the theme for the full evening's program. The rest of the program will be filled with up to six shorts from filmmakers living in the New York City area. We invite the filmmakers behind these shorts to take part in a Q&A session after the screening.


Total Runtime: 54 minutes

We're kicking off MC FOR SHORTS on a happy note, so the theme for the first edition is FEEL GOOD. Our member David Bizzaro will bring lots of happiness with his selected film, THE PITS. He describes his filmmaking style as, "inventing optimistic stories that make you smile".

Expect to leave the evening with joy and fuzzy feelings.



USA / Live Action Puppetry / 2016 / 3 minutes
Director: Mike Hayhurst
Writer: David Bizzaro

We know it’s not always easy being green–but it all works out in this charming quest for a perfect match.

About David Bizzaro:

David Bizzaro is a first generation Latin American film director and puppeteer based in NYC. At age 16 he started as a camera operator for a small production company based in Oklahoma. He now has almost two decades of film and videography experience, including four years of work on music videos, concert backing videos, and eclectic fan merchandise for three-time Grammy Award winning band, the Flaming Lips. Recently,
he wrote and co-produced The Pits—a puppet-based award winning short film about an avocado finding its other half. As of today, it has played in 24 film festivals (and counting!) around the world. David is also a freelance builder and puppet wrangler for The Jim Henson Company and Sesame Street. David was just awarded a 2018 Made in NY Fellowship where he will be developing his next puppetry based film over the next year.



USA / English / 2016 / 4 minutes
Director: Lewie Kloster
Animator: Noah Kloster
Writer/Subject: Christine Choy

Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, Christine Choy, undergoes an adventure of wild proportions when she accidentally illegally smuggles cigarettes.


USA / English / 2017 / 13 minutes
Writer/Director: Timothy Michael Cooper
Producers: Simon TaufiQue, Surina Jindal
Cast: Jennifer Westfeldt, Noah Bean, Jenn Lyon, Finn Douglas

Seconds after the wedding, a bride is stunned to learn that her new husband fudged nearly everything about his past, his family, and his accomplishments— but his revelations force her to come clean about a few shocking secrets of her own.


USA / English / 2017 / 8 minutes
Writer/Director: Brandon Kelley
Producers: Jon Gestal, Brandon Kelley
Cast: Sophie Giannamore, Nia Minott, Michael Torpey

A soldier returns home to meet his daughter, who transitioned while he was on tour.


USA / English / 2017 / 15 minutes
Producer/Director: Jon Bunning

A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.


USA / English / 2017 / 10 minutes
Writer/Director: Pulkit Datta
Producer: Russell Sheaffer
Cast: Sophie Knapp, Ilana Becker, Pun Bandhu, Jeff Brooks

Stuck in her dad's boring lunch meeting, little Ella suddenly discovers the curious case of all the mustaches.



Submissions are currently closed for the May 23 FEEL GOOD program. Check back with us next month for updates on how to apply for future MC FOR SHORTS programs.

Run time: Between 1 and 20 minutes
Release date: After December 2016

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