- Monday, Apr. 9, 2018
Blurring the line between documentary and music video is Crime Cutz, a 4-part short doc premiering at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The 17-minute film was edited by Andrew Doga of bicoastal Union, with additional editorial by Union’s Eric Argiro and Adriana Machado. The project comes from New York synthpop duo Holy Ghost! and features four real life characters who appear in a series of music videos. Each individual's story is told against the backdrop of a different song, the meaning of which is explored by the subjects themselves.
“Crime Cutz was a unique project, where we tried to marry together two normally distinct (and somewhat disparate) forms of filmmaking,” Doga explained. “By blending together the very real-life documentary approach with the more stylized and conceived music video genre, I think we ended up creating something kind of dream-like and surreal that's still grounded in real peoples’ lives.”
Crime Cutz will have its World Premiere April 19 in the Tribeca N.O.W. Showcase. Tickets and other info available here.
Union Editorial has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, and London, where it maintains an alliance with Marshall Street Editors. The company also develops and produces original content through its Union Entertainment Group banner. Other Union companies include Resolution, a visual effects boutique specializing in commercials, features and gaming.
Union is presided over by Partner/Managing Director Michael Raimondi in LA, Partner/Executive Producer Caryn Maclean in NY and Executive Producer Vicki Russell in Austin. The Union roster is comprised of Partner/Editors Jim Haygood, Einar, Jay Friedkin, Sloane Klevin, Marco Perez, and editors Christopher Huth, Nicholas Wayman-Harris, Rachael Waxler, Daniel Luna, Jason Lucas, Kevin Ray, Laura Milstein, Eric Argiro, Karen Kourtessis, Zach Kashkett, Andrew Doga, Paul Plew, Teddy Gersten, Jinx Godfrey, Ben Longland and Nico Alba as well as select projects with Tim Thornton-Allen, Matt Chesse, John Mayes, Spencer Ferszt and the Marshall street roster.
Creators: Ben Fries, Alden Nusser
Producer: Emrys Eller
Screenwriters: Alden Nusser, Ben Fries
Cinematographers: Alden Nusser, Sesse Lind
Postproduction Services: Union Editorial
Editor: Andrew Doga
Additional Editing: Eric Argiro, Adriana Machado
Color Correction: Alex Jimenez
Composer: Alexander Frankel, Nick Millhiser
Mixer: Owen Shearer (Sonic Union)
Add'l Cinematography: Emrys Eller, Joe Swide, Ben Fries
Cast: Brad Pawly, Caramia Lior, Lori Brizzi, Louis Orlando, Stuart Hodes, Elizabeth Hodes
Executive Producers: Ben Fries, Alden Nusser, Emrys Eller, Alexander Frankel, Nick Millhiser, Eduardo Costantini