Mystery and Melancholy of a Building is a short film by Brandon Rowe made for the Intermediate Experimental Production class at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
The film focuses on two people whose yearnings for a promise from the city cross paths. One is an artist returning to a building closely linked to a dear and poignant moment from his past, attempting to be taken back to that scene in this changed and changing city. The other is the waitress of a desolate cafe across the street, trying to find some company from the preoccupied artist.
Writer/Director - Brandon Rowe
Producers - Charlie Redd and Colin Garland
Director of Photography - Tori Dailey
Assistant Camera - Doni Demushi
Assistant Director - Nick Reale
Art Director - Lisa Rifkind
Sound Mixer - Alex Dine
Boom Operator - Keenan Thompson
Script Supervisor - Melanie Cuccioli
Editor - Dana Brawer
Music - Yoni Benyamini
What We Need
Even though we have already shot the film, we still need your help. In order to finish this film, we have to raise enough money to cover both post-production costs and a portion of production costs.
Transportation - $100
Camera - $100
Props - $150
Digital Storage/Services - $200
Festival Fees - $200
Your donations would allow us to cover these production expenses so we will be able to send Mystery and Melancholy to film festivals. Our goal is to take the film as far as we can, but in order to do that we will need your support!
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you are unable to donate, please spread the word - tell friends about the project and share this page. The more people who know about the film, the better.