Biography

KENNETH FILMER is a filmmaker and film programmer. He’s been running the movie studios at multi-arts and film complex Brooklyn Fire Proof in Bushwick, Brooklyn for the past five years. He’s recently produced two new films for underground film legend Nick Zedd and was the co-executive producer of Ghost Team, starring Jon Heder and Amy Sedaris. His recent Summer Screening Series, which brought in several noted co-hosts to screen their works – including artist Marcel Dzama and cult collective PFFR – was one of Brooklyn Magazine’s Top 25 summer film events and an Artnet editor’s pick. He programmed an animation festival in November 2016 in association with the annual Comic Arts Brooklyn festival. Kenneth is a lifelong film obsessive, and can be found at NYC’s repertory movie screenings most nights. He spent several years producing commercial television and did a stint running the book department at the departed Kim’s Video chain of stores. Kenneth graduated from the film department of the University of Southern Mississippi, and recently wrote and directed surreal detective film “A Primitive Device,” which will be screening around the New York area in 2017.

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NOURI ZANDER is an animator and post producer who has been operating in the New York City film community for several decades.  He has a diverse background in children’s programming, creating many interstitials and short films for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., PBS Kids, Disney Education, Hearst, Weston Woods, Marvel and MTV.  Nouri was the lead animator on “Marvel Knights – Astonishing X-Men: Gifted.” His motion-capture and interactive design work have been featured in video games by Bally’s, Rockstar Games, and Cabalas.  His recent work has been in documentary films and architectural simulation.