FTVM Alumni Film Selected to Open Shorts Program at Rooftop Film Festival in NYC
2013 FTVM Alums Roddy Hyduk, Josh Buoy, and Meredith Finch -- of the Ann Arbor production company Snowday -- have created a film that has recently been selected to open the shorts program at the Rooftop Film Festival in NYC.
Stations -- shot over the course of 10 days at 120 stations in all five boroughs, blends scripted scenes and pure documentary to offer a captivating glimpse of New York life. P.Claire Dodson of The Atlantic says of Hyduk, "Roddy [...] has always been fascinated by the subway." Hyduk confirms, "There are so many layers of information to be absorbed within the context of each individual station [...] Imagining what's happening simultaneously across the entire system sparked my initial curiosity." Hyduk's end goal is that "through the sum of all of the stations represented, the unique texture of New York might reveal itself in a new and compelling way" (qtd. in Dodson, The Atlantic)
Stations was directed by Hyduk and produced by Josh Buoy, Meredith Finch, and Chelsea Hyduk.
The film has been featured in The Atlantic and Fast Company.