FTF 2013: Blumenthal
Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
USA | Fiction | 86 minutes | NY Premiere
Writer and Director: Seth Fisher
Producers: Jean Raphael Ambron, Nicole Ansari, Alexander Cendese, Garrett P. Fennelly, Zak Mulligan, Jesse Ozeri
Cinematographer: Zak Mulligan
Editor: Alex Kopit
Composer: Noah and the Megafauna
Cast: Mark Blum, Laila Robins, Seth Fisher, Mei Melançon, Alexander Cendese, Nicole Ansari, Kevin Isola, Fred Melamed, and Brian Cox
Synopsis: Can oversized egos and romance peacefully co-exist in modern-day New York? Manhattan neuroses gets a fresh, bracing new twist in Seth Fisher’s delightfully acerbic Blumenthal. The death of playwright Harold Blumenthal (Brian Cox) sets in motion a tangled web of family and relationship drama in a polished film, distinguished by Zak Mulligan’s crystalline cinematography, a strong ensemble cast, and multi-talented Seth Fisher’s razor-sharp script.
Filmmaker Bio: Seth Fisher graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 and immediately started working as a stage actor in New York and Boston. His Broadway roles include Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, alongside Denzel Washington, and Tom Stoppard’s Rock’n’Roll, with Brian Cox and Rufus Sewell. Fisher also had a recurring role on the CBS series, The Good Wife. Fisher has written and directed several short films, including The Wine Bar, Feeling Tall and Pretty Happy.