ABBY SINGER/SONGWRITER
A FACTORY 25 PRODUCTION
AT FESTIVALS: SUMMER 2015
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Director: Onur Tukel | 
Length: 73 minutes
 | Year: 2015


 



 

 

Synopsis

In ABBY SINGER/SONGWRITER, Jamie Block - a divorced stockbroker has-been who was once an indie-rock star signed to Capitol Records - meets Onur Tukel, a hapless middle-aged filmmaker who has just moved to Brooklyn. In this coming-of-middle-age story, Onur persuades Block to sink his money into a se-ries of increasingly absurd music videos to promote his comeback as a musician. Desperate to impress his two beautiful, nonchalant teenaged daughters, Block casts them in the videos, which then play on multiple screens throughout this hallucinatory film. As tension mounts between director and musician Block’s bank account and grip on reality dwindle. ABBY SINGER/SONGWRITER blends documentary and narrative with the lost art of the music video to tell the story of a comeback, a crack-up and a breakthrough.

Writer/Director/Producer: Onur Tukel; Writer/ProducerJamie Block; Producer: Matt Grady; Director of Photography: Jason Banker; Editor: Onur Tukel

Starring: Onur Tukel, Jamie Block, Stephen Gurewitz, Sophie Block, Johanna Block, Jessica Caldwell, Jennifer Prediger, Tallie Medel, Sunita Mani, Randy Gambill, Karl Jacob, Ariel Kavoussi, Adam Schartoff and Josephine Decker

Festivals: Brooklyn Film Festival, Northside Film Festival, Lighthouse International Film Festival and CIMMFest.


Press

"Trippy. Funny."
-Carey Dunne, Brooklyn Magazine 


At Festivals:

June 3rd and 4th, 2015 

June 10th, 2015

 


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