NYChapters: "Jerry" begins it's festival run by Alexander Hankoff

The short documentary film I directed as part of my NYChapters series has been selected for the 2016 programs of the New York International Short Film Festival  as well as the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

 The film features Jerry, a pet store owner from the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn as he tends to the pigeon coop on his roof and shares his philosophies about about NYC.

Both Festivals take place in NYC this June.  Visit the websites for more details on screening times.

Yellow wins New York City International Film Festival's "Best Short Film" Award! by Alexander Hankoff

More exciting news for my short film "Yellow"!  On Friday the 29th of April it was announced that the film won the Best Short Film award at the New York City International Film Festival.

The film screened in front of an audience of 88 fans at Manhattan's Dolby Theatre, sadly I couldn't attend as I was in California on a commercial job but my co-director Alexander Maxwell was there to represent the film.

I'm flattered by the award and very grateful to the judges and audience members who have consistently responded to our little film.  Thank you!

NYChapters "Bryan 'Monkey' Northam poster by Alexander Hankoff

I recently decided to have a poster created for Bryan's NYChapters film in time for the upcoming DocuWest screening in Denver later this month.  At the time my graphic designer Patti Hill and I were sketching out ideas, the Workers Unite Film Festival announced their official selection of the film for their May 2016 program in NYC.  So here is the poster for Bryan's film with it's first two laurels.  Hope to update it with more soon!

Yellow wins at Tokyo lift-off and All- Sports LA Film Festivals! by Alexander Hankoff

Last week Yellow had it's first official US screening in Los Angeles for the All Sports Film Festival and I'm thrilled to announce that we won the audience award!  There was a fantastic turnout and I'm flattered that the audience responded so well to our film.

This same weekend, the Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival's online showcase announced Yellow as the winner of Best Narrative Short Film.  We will now be automatically entered into the Vancouver Lift-Off Film Festival in August.

These being our first two festival screenings, I'm thrilled by the audiences response so far and look forward to seeing how future audiences react!

American Cinematographer features "Yellow" in march 2016 issue by Alexander Hankoff

"YELLOW" The film noir race car film I shot and co-directed with my good friend and collaborator Alexander Maxwell has been featured in the March Issue of American Cinematographer.  For me, this is a tremendous honor and a huge milestone as a cinematographer.  I've been pouring over the pages of this magazine before I ever dreamed of making a film and to have a production of mine within it's pages is incredible.

The trailer to Yellow can be seen here, and if you would like to learn more about what went into the production, please read through the article.  I will be posting more news about screenings and the eventual online release as details emerge.  To sign up for info visit

To read the full AC article click here


Press for NYChapters Series by Alexander Hankoff

I began the NYChapters film series in January of 2015 with my editor and friend since high school, Morgan Mitchell.  At the time of this post we have completed 3 films with more on the way and I'm incredibly grateful for the feedback that this very personal project has received over the course of this year.

I thought it would be nice to share some of the acknowledgment the film series has received recently so I'll be posting links to interviews from blogs and websites who have featured us so far.  Thanks to everyone for their support of this project! 

Below is the newly designed season 1 poster created by my good friend and decade long collaborator Patti Hill.