Escape & Connect
Take some time to get lost in a story. Gather together to make positive change. Indie Street is honored to present films from some courageously Independent human storytellers.
Charlie Mysak has prided himself on making emotionally engaging, thought-provoking and artfully crafted content throughout his career. His work reflects pure human narratives, deeply rooted in a strong sense of reality and rich cinematography. His spot for Adaptoys won Silver Lion at Cannes, was recognized as a 2017 Disruptor and took home a Webby People’s Voice Award. It was shortlisted for AdAge’s Creativity Awards and an AICP Next Award, as well as The One Show. Charlie was selected for SHOOT's New Directors Showcase in 2017 and won Best Emerging Director Award at The One Club’s One Screen Festival. His short documentary, Brooklynn, was nominated for the Filmmaker-to-Watch Award at the Atlanta Film Festival and received a Vimeo Staff Pick. He excels in creating socially conscious
projects, and collaborating and developing ideas from the ground up. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Charlie currently resides in New York with his wife and their dog, Duke, who acts as on-set mascot from time to time.
Vietnam Veterans of America NJ Shore Area Chapter 12's efforts to find and identify those unclaimed abandoned cremains of American veterans and their spouses and inter them with full military honors at the NJ Veterans Cemetery.
Addiction, through the eyes of an addict. Experience the effects that an initial choice can have on one’s life and how there really is no breaking free once you start.
A short documentary that explores the individuality of refugees through the lens of a collegiate theatrical production performed at Ramapo College of New Jersey.https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10307910/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Stuntman. Actor. UPS employee. Former WWF wrestler, Disney World performer, and NFL nose tackle. Brian Donahue has seemingly done it all. The Guy is a short documentary film chronicling Mr. Donahue's surreal story as he tries to strike a balance between paying the rent and seeking out the elusive Hollywood spotlight.https://theguydoc.com
The short documentary film, “To Be Strong” chronicles the struggles of Anthony Daniels, a 22-year-old man from Ridgewood, New Jersey, who is battling Lymphoma for the third time. Daniels is currently in search of a ‘ten-out-of-ten’ or perfect bone marrow match for a transplant that would ultimately save his life. His condition is so rare that in the registry of some 20 million people not one match has been found thus far. The ultimate goal for the film, “To Be Strong,” is not only to find Daniels his perfect match, but also to inspire other individuals who may be going through their own battle with cancer.
When a cannabis activist opened a marijuana-themed cafe across from Trenton’s city hall, he wanted to make the statement that legal weed was around the corner. What Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion didn’t expect, was to serve nearly 16 months in jail without ever being convicted of a crime. Weedman is an 18 minute documentary about standing up for what you believe in, even in the face of police intimidation. Archival footage and interviews detail the escalation to a militarized police force, eventual raid, and subsequent witness tampering charges that were used to hold Ed in jail
Who knows us best? Family, friends, peers, actors, and a pet psychic provide insight into the truth of the noted all breed American Kennel Club judge, Virginia Hampton. Inspired by a found archive, Winners Bitch explores the subjective nature of reality through show dogs and ribbons. A woman ahead of her time sacrificed herself for her profession, arguably at a cost but definitely for the glory.