So 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.
LEFT: 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.
“Shored Up” Director Ben Kalina receives the 2014 Hilton Lightstay Sustainability Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.View
Check out this review of Shored Up in Variety, Dec 13, 2013 by Geoff Berkshire
“‘Shored Up’ Review: Ben Kalina’s sturdy documentary debut delivers a sobering examination of the threat of rising sea levels.”
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“View
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!View