I recently ran into Annette Beatrice, a favorite student, in the security line at Kennedy Airport. I have known Annette for several years, and have watched her blossom into a filmmaker with a real style and vision. I was so happy when she revealed that one of her short films, 2219 made it to the Cannes Film Festival.
What I like most about Annette is that she tells stories where people perform random acts of kindness for strangers just because they can. Annette is also like this in real life. It’s a pleasure to see the person and the art cohere.
In the time I have known her she has worked tirelessly at her craft and I am very proud of her. Her new series will be worth watching.
Here are two of her films, including 2219 which made it into Cannes:
Dori Final Cut: http://youtu.be/bm3YUBFmGgY
Here’s more info about Annette:
Annette Beatrice Bio
Annette’s passion and admiration for film were instilled at an early age. Years spent admiring her mother’s acting career and taking trips with her father to the classic drive-in movie theaters built a foundation for her unconditional love for films. A Chaplin fanatic, black and white classics hold a special place in her heart. This inspired the creation of her first film 2219 which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival SFC in May 2012. Her latest project Dori, another silent black and white film, was her directorial debut. Her knowledge, respect, and love for the collaborative efforts necessary for successful film making have led to the conception of her latest venture, The Nickel Series. She hopes to collaborate with independent filmmakers in New York and develop stories that give voice to adverse subjects.