Mission

 Hudson NY Shorts is a mixed genre short film festival with entries from local and global filmmakers. Each film program will include both narrative and documentary shorts. Comedy, Urban, LGBTQQI, Music Videos, Drama, Animation, Experimental and other genres will be selected to create two eclectic 70-minute mixes that will make New York audiences think, feel and expand.


Director

 Bonnie O'Neill is a filmmaker who has also taught production, screenwriting and film history in San Francisco for nearly two decades. Her M.A. work in Film from SF State University emphasized screenwriting. Her love of storytelling is evidenced throughout her life as a novelist, filmmaker, story consultant and editor. Now a resident of Hudson, New York, she continues to consult on films with an eye and ear for story. Her own directorial work has taken her from sets in SF to shooting at the hospital where AIDS was first observed in the Congo. Ms. O’Neill is excited to contribute to the emerging world of short content with Hudson NY Shorts.


Advisors

•John David Allen, A.C.E. Editor, Short Filmmaker
Credits include five feature films for Merchant Ivory Productions, completed in Claverack near Hudson, NY as well as numerous indie films and the miniseries Bonnie and Clyde for A&E/Lifetime/History.

•Jim Kenney, Filmmaker
Co-Director SFShorts Film Festival

•Tim McCubrey, Attorney
Co-Director SFShorts Film Festival

•Linda Mussman, Co-Founder Time & Space Limited
Linda founded TSL in 1973 and Claudia Bruce joined as co-director in 1976. Over four decades, Linda and Claudia have developed a unique home for the arts, open to everyone.

•Ken Schretzmann, A.C.E. Film Editor
Credits include The Secret Life of Pets, Toy Story 3, as well as a diverse range of studio and indie projects.


Hudson

 Hudson, New York reflects an historic and diverse arc of creativity. It was home to the first art school, the Hudson River School, and now the Marina Abramovic Institute. Hudson NY Shorts is an extension of this creative spirit. For more information on this jewel of a city, its world class art scene and what makes it often called one of the coolest towns in America, check out these links and articles:

VisitHudsonNY.com
ILoveHudson.us
EscapeBrooklyn.com/Hudson
New York Times: Hudson, N.Y.: An Elegant Transformation