SELLING ROSARIO

SVA Theatre (Beatrice) – 3:00pm
Sunday, October 18th
Short Film Corner 4

16 min | Drama | United States | 2014
NY Premiere
By Iana Simeonov and Michael Winokur

SYNOPSIS:

There’s a deal being set up for Rosario, the 12-year-old daughter of migrant laborers. Shady characters, hushed phone calls and wads of cash being passed in a secret rendezvous. It all looks pretty grim.

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY:

Iana Simeonov and Michael Winokur are a San Francisco-based writing/directing team. Their commercial and artistic collaborations on still and motion projects over the last 6 years have garnered a variety of industry awards. Their debut film, the narrative short Selling Rosario, won both jury and audience awards at its first film festival and was included in the 10 Most Intriguing Short Films of 2015 from WhatCulture Magazine. Winokur and SImeonov are at work on a feature script, a comedic short and several short films for national public service campaigns.

A journalist turned commercial photographer, Michael Winokur now also works as a writer, director and cinematographer. His photography, focused on people and portraiture, has been featured in a variety of publications and received awards from the prestigious Graphis and American Photography annuals and from American Photographic Artists.

A former art dealer, critic and columnist, Iana Simeonov has for the last ten years worked as a public health researcher and technologist focused on low-income and immigrant population. Iana grew up in New York City, studied art history in Paris, and worked in Milan, Nairobi and Berlin on various arts projects. During a ten year career in the arts, she founded an art gallery focused on developing young collectors, produced dozens of exhibitions, and was a regular contributor and columnist for arts publications, including Graphis and Dialogue for the Arts.