PINKY slated to premiere on Refinery29/Sundance Shatterbox Anthology
Uncategorized / No Comments / September 8, 2016

img_6823So excited for the Jan 2017 premiere of PINKY (directed by Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman) on Refinery29’s Shatterbox Anthology series. This is R29’s newest venture into creative storytelling: 12 female directors are chosen to create original works that delve into the female experience. Gashtili and Lerman’s PINKY was selected alongside the directorial debuts of Chloe Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, and Gabourey Sidibe. PINKY was shot on location in Los Angeles with Arri Alexa Mini, Zeiss Ultra Primes, and underwater housing support provided by Hydroflex LA.

img_6748LEFT: Photo courtesy of Jenn Pablo for Refinery29’s slideshow piece behind-the-scenes on the sets of Shatterbox projects.

RIGHT: On-set still courtesy of costume designer Kate Frye.


Uncategorized / No Comments / March 15, 2016

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Shored Up wins $25K sustainability award at Sundance 2014
Uncategorized / No Comments / January 22, 2014

“Shored Up” Director Ben Kalina receives the 2014 Hilton Lightstay Sustainability Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

From left to right: Jen Schneider (Director of Photography), Ben Kalina (Producer/Director), Marc D’Agostino (Editor)

Village Voice Reviews Shored Up – “A beautiful look…”
Uncategorized / No Comments / November 29, 2013

Check out this review of Shored Up in The Village Voice, Nov 27, 2013 by Daphne Howland, “A Beautiful Look at How Seaboards are Destroyed in Shored Up

2nd NY Times review of Shored Up
Uncategorized / No Comments / November 28, 2013

Check out the article on our project, Nov 28, 2013 in the NY Times: “Build a Beach, Rinse, Repeat”

“Shored Up” featured in NY Times
Uncategorized / No Comments / February 3, 2013

Check out the article on our project, Sun Feb 1, 2013 in the NY Times: “Documentaries Thrive in Sandy’s Ruins”

“Shored Up” launches trailer
Uncategorized / No Comments / September 5, 2011

Feature doc that’s shaping up into a pretty interesting project – and prepping for a massive fundraising/social media campaign. Director Ben Kalina spent Hurricane Irene on LBI with the Coast Guard and intrepid residents who opted not to evacuate. Click here to check out his appearance on Democracy Now!