TAXI RIDERS: ELEANOR BURKE AND RON EYAL
If you’ve taken a ride in the back of a New York City taxi cab these last two weeks, you may have heard the stories of seven of New York’s most distinctive independent filmmakers of the moment. In partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the IFP has produced six spots that are playing not only in cabs but on NYC Life. Jamie Stuart directed, T. Griffin scored and I produced these pieces, and each one, in addition to profiling a person, highlights a different aspect of the independent filmmaker’s current creative, production or marketing brief. All the filmmakers were veterans of the IFP Labs and also selected for Filmmaker’s 25 New Faces.
Today I’m posting the last spot, featuring Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal. Their feature Stranger Things has won multiple awards, including Best Narrative Feature at Slamdance 2011 and Best Feature at the Woodstock Film Festival.