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An NYU student film exploring one artist's struggle to relive his past.
Brandon Rowe
New York, New York
United States
2 Team Members


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.

The Cast

Benedict Mazurek

Victoria Pollack

Melanie Cuccioli

The Crew 
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.


Food - $150

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.
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From the entire Mystery and Melancholy crew, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
- Brandon Rowe
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    You will receive a personal email from the director thanking you for your contribution.

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    You will receive a special thanks in the credits of the film as well as an email from the director.

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    Along with the above gratitude, you will receive a DVD of the film signed by the director and/or a high quality private link to the film online.

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    Included with everything listed above, you will also receive a copy of the shooting script signed by the director.

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    Pent House

    Along with everything else above, you will not only receive an Associate Producer credit, but also one of the items featured within the film - either as memorabilia or for practical use.

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    The Entire Building

    Not only will you receive the film, the script, the planning, and a prop, but you will also receive Executive Producer credit on the final film. This you may gloat about for the rest of your life.

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