SHORTS IN THE SLOPE: Filmmaker Biographies
Sunday. September 25, 2016 7:00-8:30 pm
The Berkeley Carroll Theater – 152 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, New York

Films selected by filmmaker Bill Schaumberg

Snorri Sturluson – The Empty Street
Sturluson is a director who hails from Iceland but has resided in
Brooklyn since 2001. He likes long walks through Gowanus and
Jim Jarmusch movies. The Empty Street is his first short film.

Michael Uys - From the Archives
Uys (pronounced “ace”) is an award winning filmmaker and
television commercial director. Uys’s recent Emmy Award
winning documentary, THE GOOD SOLDIER opened nationwide
to widespread acclaim and his first feature documentary, RIDING
THE RAILS, garnered 18 major awards including BEST
DOCUMENTARY from both the DGA and the Los Angeles Film
Critics Association, a Peabody Award, and was named as an
Outstanding Documentary of the year by the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences.

Bill Schaumberg (Director, Editor) Il Corpo TIrannico
Schaumberg is a filmmaker and writer originally from Portland,
Oregon. His work has been featured on, Splitsider,
UCB, Naked Angels Theater Company, Caroline’s on Broadway,
LA Comedy Shorts, and HBO. Il Corpo Tirranico marks his first foray into
improvised Italian new wave satire filmed entirely on a 2nd generation iPad.

Jeffrey Gustavson (Writer) Il Corpo Tirannico, works at the New Yorker and is a
writer in Brooklyn.

Matthew DiLoreto (Lead, Sound Designer) Il Corpo Tirannico
DiLoreto is an actor/musician and sometime filmmaker living in
Brooklyn, NY. He has performed in various productions and
venues from dingy basement theater to Blue Man Group to
commercial TV.

Amber Rane Sibley – I’m a Squid
Sibley is an experienced and versatile maker of things who’s
worked as designer, graphic artist, sculptor, animator, and prop
fabricator for a diverse group of productions from NBC to Blue
Man Group.

Brian Gonzalez – No End in Sight
Gonzalez (aka Taxiplasm) has garnered accolades with film,
performance, and installation, from Sundance, SXSW, Art Basel
Miami Beach, NADA Art Fair, Lincoln Center’s Dance On
Camera, NYC’s Armory Arts Week, Cutlog Art Fair and more,
along with residencies at The Robert Wilson Watermill Center for
Performance, The Standard, and the Cosmopolitan of Las

André Lamont Morton – Parallactic Discord (trailer)
Morton works as a freelance content creator for companies like
Sony Music, Johnson & Johnson, and the Travel Channel, and
has also worked with recording artists Jay-Z and OK Go. In 2014
he staged a hypnotic video installation “Parallactic Discord,” in
collaboration with avant-garde musicians Scott Thompson and
Ian Menard. He recently completed principle photography on the
theatrical feature “Brand New Old Love.”

Nicholas DiMichele – Rust Golem
DiMichele is a music producer and 360 post-production
supervisor. He has worked for the NY Times, MTV, Interscope records and more.

Immy Humes – Shirley Clarke
Humes is an experienced producer and director of non-fiction
media of all kinds, and has worked as a producer for Dateline
NBC, National Geographic, A&E, CourtTV, USA, and Michael
Moore’s TV Nation. Her distinctive independent documentary
films have received many honors, including an Academy Award
nomination, screenings at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art and
Film Forum cinema, and festivals from Amsterdam (IDFA) to
Arkansas (Hot Springs).

Ani Simon-Kennedy – Sleep Tight / Nicodemus
Simon-Kennedy and cinematographer Cailin Yatsko together
founded production company Bicephaly Pictures. They’ve
created 100+ videos to date for clients such as Intel,
Bloomingdales and MoMA and have conceived original
web series for James Franco TV, Condé Nast, and Dailymotion.
Simon-Kennedy wrote and directed her first feature film, “Days of
Grey in Iceland”. called “an assured debut” by the Hollywood

Eugene Kolb – A Subway Story
Kolb is a short film director, and this piece was selected for the
2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Since graduating summa cum laude
in film from Syracuse University in 2008, Eugene has worked as
an assistant editor, a motion graphics designer, and most
recently as a stop-motion animator, fabricator, and art director for
such clients as Bravo and the designer Todd Oldham.

Eric Pennycoff – Phase ii
Pennycoff is a director based out of Los Angeles. He enjoys
colored lighting, kimchi, heavy metal, Mortal Kombat and the
films of Brian DePalma.

Connor Simpson – Lea
Simpson is currently pursuing his MFA in
Screenwriting and Directing at Columbia University in New York
City, where he lives with his wife Summerlin, a composer.