Danny is screening his film BURRITO BOYZ with YoungFilmmakers on April 12th at 6:30pm
My name is Danny Tran and I shot and edited "BURRITO BOYZ". I attend Junipero Serra High School in San Diego, CA and I play football for my school. I've been interested in film since I was young, and it has always been my dream to be have my work shown in festivals.
The biggest lesson I learned while shooting is that you have to stay alert at all times so when something happens that would benefit your film, you must be there to capture it.
Also, my biggest challenge during filming was trying to get close enough to the subject so that I could catch the moment, but remain distant enough to not play a character in the moment.
Brandon Ruckdashel is the Festival Director for YoungFilmmakers. He has been the Program Director for NewFilmmakers for the last three years and Marketing Director for six. Brandon is a filmmaker who is most well known for his acting work in the HBO series Co-Ed Confidential and numerous B-Movies. Brandon has worked with Roger Corman alumni Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski along with a number of other very talented directors. Brandon's Directorial debut GRINDER will be out in theaters in 2016.
YoungFilmmakers screens quarterly in New York at Anthology Film Archives. Opened in 1970 by Jonas Mekas, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, and Stan Brakhage, Anthology in its original conception was a showcase for the Essential Cinema Repertory collection. An ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema by means of a selection of films which would screen continuously, the Essential Cinema collection was intended to encourage the study of the medium’s masterworks as works of art rather than disposable entertainment, making Anthology the first museum devoted to film as an art form. The project was never completed, but even in its unfinished state it represented an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history, and remains a crucial part of Anthology’s exhibition program.