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THE WALK
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THE WALK
 
NY Premiere

Director: Aaron Wolf

United States, 2013, 20min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2015
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Peter Riegert, Aaron Wolf, Swayer Barth, Robin Brenner, Declan Broggy, Kristie Wortman
Crew:  Producer: Tim Nuttall - Screenplay: Aaron Wolf - Cinematography: Tim Nuttall - Editing: Simon Carmody - Sound: Mike Holcomb - Music: Zac Carmody
Email:  mateohowlingwolfproductions.com
web:  www.thewalkfilm.com

synopsis
Soon after the death of his father, Danny, a young Jewish boy growing up in late 1980s Brooklyn, meets an older Jewish man, Alfred, outside the local synagogue. The two quickly strike up a friendship as Alfred imparts life lessons during their walks through the neighborhood, to and from Temple. Over twenty years later, Danny will learn a whole new lesson he never saw coming.

director
Aaron Wolf chose to start making films before learning to read or write. He is an honors graduate from the Tisch School of Film and Television at NYU. He has has written, directed and starred in pilots for Warner Brothers and written a theatrical short for the Walt Disney Company. He has directed, written, and co-starred in award-winning shorts, including The LD, Fourth Time’s the Charm, and Imagine Reality. Other projects have included: Directing a four-continent shoot for a promotional documentary on the International Honors Program, hosting and directing a sports shows of the Dodgers and Clippers for Cox TV, videos for software giant Adobe and commercials for the nation-wide youth soccer program Super Soccer Stars. Furthermore, Aaron has directed multiple indie-pilots including a partnered pilot with animation studio Six Point Harness, a comedic film for USC, assisted in the writing with David Talbert on the upcoming Fox Searchlight feature Baggage Claim, promotional videos for Fashion Island, AdvoServ, W Magazine, Microsoft and Bing and many others, and directed and conducted celebrity interviews of stars ranging from Harrison Ford to Kobe Bryant to Gerard Butler and Mila Kunis for shows such as EXTRA! and Access Hollywood. Among other things, Aaron is currently touring festivals around the country with his current film Guest House, starring Michael Gross. He is in post-production on his newest feature documentary Restoring Tomorrow as well as the narrative feature The Quitter and about to release HWP's newest film, The Walk, starring Peter Riegert, which Aaron wrote, directed and co-stars in.
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filmmaker's note
Filmmaking has never felt like work. My films have always been a way for me to express myself, and I only hope that someone else cares to watch it. That has never been more true than with my new film, "The Walk." Having been inspired by Rabbi David Wolpe's moving anecdote, based on a true story, I decided that very day, the moment I read it, that this film had to be made. I didn't know how, as it goes with most films, but I knew I had to write it and I wrote the first draft that day. I took that anecdote and made it my own by making the relationship between the child and the older gentleman a direct comparison to the amazing relationship that I had with my grandfather. My grandfather was a very well-known Rabbi, but to me he was just my Papa. One morning during the making of this film, I remember waking up in tears, overcome with emotion. I had realized that the day before, I had found myself in my grandfather's shoes, standing on the Temple pulpit. Instead of talking to a congregation at the front of the temple, I was directing the cast and crew for the scene that day. My cousin had written to me that she felt that my grandfather would have been very proud of his grandson. I know that in my lifetime I will not be able be even a fraction of how brave and inspirational as he was, but I know that he is proud of me and I, in turn, am proud to be his grandson. I am thrilled to share this film with others, with the hopes that they can take something meaningful away from the story as I surely did.

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