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THE SONNET PROJECT # 153
 
THE SONNET PROJECT # 153
 
East Coast Premiere

Director: Jill Salvino

United States, 2018, 1min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2019
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Hannah Elless
Crew:  Screenwriters: William Shakespeare
Email:  salvinojillgmail.com
web:  nysx.org/programs-2/sonnet-project/

synopsis
154 Sonnets. 462 Films. One Astounding Community. The Sonnet Project from New York Shakespeare Exchange is a tapestry of cinematic art that infuses the poetry of William Shakespeare into the poetry of the word in which we live. We began with the goal of creating 154 films in the five boroughs of New York City. But as we near the end of that journey (130 films released, so far) we realize there is so much more that can be done. And so the conversation expands to include two new series of films: The Sonnet Project US and The Sonnet Project International.

director
Jill Salvino is an accomplished storyteller and commercial director and native of New York. She has collected over 200 industry awards including an Emmy and directed hundreds of commercials and long form content. She has also directed three short films; which have played in festivals worldwide and won numerous awards and received special screenings. Salvino directed TAKING IT FOR GRANTED, which played in dozens of festivals including the Big Apple Festival and won Best Drama at NYC’s Downtown Film Festival. Salvino wrote and directed LIES PEOPLE TELL, which Premiered at The San Pedro Film Festival and went on to screen both in the US and Internationally. It was chosen by the New York Women in Film and Television as one of their top shorts of the year. As an invited director, her contribution as director of THE SONNET PROJECT (#74), presented by the New York Shakespeare Exchange screened at festivals and is on tour in the United Kingdom. She recently completed another # 153. Salvino is currently finishing the Festival Tour with her first documentary feature: BETWEEN THE SHADES which explores the various degrees of ‘gay ‘ that exist in our society and frame up a conversation about the spectrum of LGBTQI and the strands of acceptance that bind us all. The film is currently prepping for distribution with Passion River Films and will be in schools, libraries, PSB and SVOD in 2019. Please visit: http://edu.passionriver.com/betweentheshades.html for education now. http://www.passionriver.com/betweentheshades.html for DVD in April 2019 and news on network and video on demand at: https://www.betweentheshades.com/info
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filmmaker's note
FILM INQUIRY had this to say: "SALVINO is able to garner such trust... It takes a special kind of director to illicit this much honesty out of every day people, particularly in front of a camera.” - Film Inquiry "The speakers are engaged, passionate, proud of who they are and the journeys they have made – and the honesty of their truth-telling, coupled with the director’s skilled shaping of their group narrative, keeps our interest riveted throughout." - Los Angeles Blade

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