May 2017

lily rinae: Pure in the Moon

Join us for production process of our Filmhouse resident filmmaker Lily Rinae's inspirational movies. The filmmaker will a month at The Hollows for her production plans for May short "Pure in the Moon."

Week 1, Screening of Filmmaker's Favorites:

Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 8-9 pm

Royksopp - Eple 
The chemical Brothers - Star Guitar 
Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice 
Excerpt from- Alfred Hitchcock - Rear Window 
early work by Lily Rinae :
Excerpt from David Lynch - Rabbits 

Week 2, Auditions: 

Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 8-10pm

Requirements for Characters:

Music Video:
1 slim male actor
1 Female Professional Ballerina (preference on person who can improvise).
1 Female contemporary dancer (preference on person who can improvise).
2 dancers (could be any style and genre, and one of them is female who could improvise)

VR Project:
1 Male actor with mustache looks 35-60 age (play the bartender)
1 old male actor
1 Burlesque dancer
5-6 actors and actresses

If interested, please RSVP via

Week 3, Shooting

Week 4, Final Screening:

Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 8-9 pm

April 2017

Gonzalo Galetto: roygbiv

Witness pre-production, partake in the making of, and wander throughout the sets of movies that are shot at The Hollows Townhouse.

"roygbiv" is a short film exploring the boundaries, expressions and exchanges in personal relationships. In collaborative form, Gonzalo Galetto and the cast created scenes and wrote scripts together that were based on dialogues on relationship experiences and affection. 

Chris Miele
Hira Kahn
Piril Gunduz
Deborah Harzenmoser
Filip Dingerkus
Robert Fan
Best Piyayothin

Gonzalo Galetto is an Argentine born artist based in Miami, Florida. He works across disciplines using sound, text, and moving images to reflect on ways in which we relate to environments and each other. He is interested in the extent of influence that memory and perception have in our relations and the effect that they have in experiences. Focusing on movement and interaction, he observes how affect and thought alter the types ofcontact we make and relationships we have.

Week 1, Screening of Filmmaker's Favorites + Audition for Actors and Actresses:

Sunday, April 2nd, 8-9pm

"A Young Couple", Barry Jenkins
"Si Nos Dejan", Celia Rowlson-Hall

Join us for screening of our Filmhouse resident filmmaker Gonzalo Galetto's inspirational movies. The filmmaker will be present as he shares his production plans for April. 

Week 2, Audition for Actors and Actresses + Shooting

Week 3, Shooting Film

Week 4, Final Screening:

Saturday, April 29th, 8-9pm


MARCH 2017


Witness pre-production, partake in the making of, and wander throughout the sets of movies that are shot at The Hollows Townhouse.

Week 1, Screening of Filmmaker's Favorites: 

Saturday, March 4th, 9-10pm

Join us for the screening of two films that inspire our new resident filmmaker Robert Fan before he starts his own production "Tourist" at The Hollows. The filmmaker will be present to talk about the points that inspire him and also collaboration opportunities. ACTORS needed. 

Wavelength 00:42:57 min
Hua-Shan-Qiang 00:21:08 min

Week 2, Auditions: 

Saturday, March 11th, 8-9 pm

Auditions are open for Robert Fan's "Tourist." Searching for four actors, two male, two female.

Actor 1- One middle aged male, a killer with gray hair
Actor 2-One male, a police officer
Actress 1- One middle aged female, complains loudly
Actress 2-One young, an attractive female victim

Week 3, Shooting Film:

Saturday, March 12th-21st, 8-9 pm

Week 4,  Final Screening:

Saturday, March 25th, 8-9 PM


At The Hollows, 151 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, NY



Casting, Filming, and Screening


The film depicts the hidden social issues of the modern society in an uncanny and surrealistic way. The title Renaissance 2016 symbolizes the modern version of Renaissance, which was a moment of the rise of the modern world after the middle age. In this sense, Renaissance can be seen as the moment of the industrial revolution after the depression, and today, the contemporary Renaissance would be appeared in this unstable moment with the world-wide terrorism.

The storyline of the film mainly consists of 5 chapters: Birth, Glows, Chaos, Death and Rebirth. As the story goes, each chapter always starts with a scene of a letter appearing after pressing a switch button. The total 5 letters complete in a word at the end. The characters of the film wear KKK costume in Medieval-style dress that illustrates the concept and spirituality of white-supremacy in an archaic way. It is also an implication of modern racism, which is not wholly visible and does not exist only between black and white but is spread among all the races. The whole scenario transpires with surrealistic and uncanny visual effects in the stage of a modern house, which draws a contrast between the characters in the medieval clothes that identify their thoughts and styles. In the end, the cross is burnt and a word made of the 5 letters from the each chapter is completed, finding the meaning of the modern Renaissance in either negative or positive sense.

NOV 5 Week 1: Filmmakers screen their favorites. Serves as briefing, study, brainstorming, thinking out loud

2-3:30pm Shorts — Un Chien Andalou by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali, LBJ by Santiago Alvarez, Historia Naturae by Jan Svankmajer, Darkness, Light, Darkness by Jan Svankmajer, Foodby Jan Svankmajer, Down to the Cellar by Jan Svankmajer

3:30-5:30 pm — Lunacy by Jan Svankmajer

5:30pm-7pm — Viridiana by Luis Buñuel

7-9:40pm — Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky

NOV 12 Week 2: Auditions open to public and The Hollows residents.

Actress 1 -White woman (aged 20-30) -5'3 to 5'5 tall*

Actress 2 -Black woman (aged 20-30) -5'3 to 5'5 tall*

*both practicing classical dance/ballet would be great but not necessary *individuals who will not be offended by Christian mockery and KKK. Open about religious context.

NOV 19 Week 3: SHOOTING - Open to public on Saturday

NOV 26 - Week 4: SCREENING