Brooklyn Park

A Film by Nikola Duravcevic

Synopsis

Alone in New York, Somali rideshare driver Abdi begins his nightshift with the news of a tragedy back home. The faces in the backseat change as he wrestles, unable to connect, with whether the unthinkable can be true—until a vision provides the clarity he seeks. Poetic and lyrical, BROOKLYN PARK is a modern-day immigrant tale that explores alienation, grief, and transcendence.

Director

  • Picture of Nikola Duravcevic © Nikola Duravcevic

    Nikola Duravcevic

    Duravcevic arrived in the US in 1991 as a political asylee from the former Yugoslavia. He has made popcorn in a movie theater, worked as a doorman, been a national chess champion, and managed a successful investment fund. Most recently, he produced the documentary feature BREASTMILK and the forthcoming narrative feature 18 TO PARTY. BROOKLYN PARK marks his film-directing debut.

Awards + Festivals

  • PALM SPRINGS SHORTS FEST (Official Selection, Premiere, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 22, 2019
  • 23rd URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY Premiere, NEW YORK, NY, USASeptember 21, 2019
  • 22nd INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Memphis, TN, USA)October 30, 2019
  • 22nd FALUDI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 27, 2019
  • 2nd AMITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)December 13, 2019
  • *BEST INT'L SHORT FILM*
    5th INDIE-LINCS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincoln, UK)February 15, 2020
  • 24th REGARD - FESTIVAL INT'L DU COURT MÉTRAGE AU SAGUENAY (Official Selection, Canada)March 11, 2020
  • 21st NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Newport Beach, CA, USA)March 23, 2020
  • 9th RADICAL FRAME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)March 24, 2020
  • 37th BUSAN INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Busan, South Korea)April 24, 2020
  • 2nd DEPTFORD CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)May 1, 2020
  • 2nd PALEOCHORA LOST WORLD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paleochora, Crete, Greece)May 30, 2020
  • 17th FEAR NO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)June 25, 2020
  • 5th DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 18, 2020
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    3rd UNKNOWN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ekaterinburg, Russia)June 27, 2020
  • *BEST ACTOR*
    2nd GIFF - GEELONG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Geelong, Victoria, Australia)July 17, 2020
  • *JURY AWARD FOR BEST FICTION FILM*
    7th SMALL AXE FILM AWRDS (Official Selection, Dorset, UK)July 17, 2020
  • 3rd LANETT CITY FILM FEST (Official Selection, Lanett, USA)August 10, 2020
  • 26th CALABRIA MOVIE INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (Official Selection, Parco Pignera, Crotone, Italy)August 18, 2020
  • 37th BUSAN INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Busan, South Korea)August 27, 2020
  • 6th PRINDIE: PRINCETON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Princeton, NJ, USA)September 18, 2020
  • 5th WORKING TITLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vicenza, Italy)September 29, 2020
  • 21st WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)September 30, 2020
  • 4th AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Münsingen, Berne, Switzerland)November 13, 2020

Crew

Director
Nikola Duravcevic
Screenplay
Elizabeth Rose
Producer
Nikola Duravcevic, Emily Ziff Griffin, Stephanie Marin, Gerardo Coello Escalante
Director of Photography
Conor Murphy
Art Direction
Sam Bader
Costume Design
Deirdra Govan
Sound
Dan Sheppard
Editor
AJ Edwards
Sound Design
Olaitan Agueh
Music
Dylan Neely

Cast

Abdirahim
Rotimi Paul
Absame
Souleymane Sy Savane
Charlotte
Emma Geer
Abbas
Abraham Makany
Dione
Antu Yacob

Details

Running Time
14:49 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Asterion Pictures
Emily Ziff Griffin

+1 646 240 9175
eziff@mac.com

SALES AGENCY

ICM Partners
Charlotte Lichtman

+1 310 550 4000
clichtman@icmpartners.com


DIRECTOR

Nikola Duravcevic

duravcevic@gmail.com