Amy Grappell (Director)
Amy Grappell was born in Brooklyn New York. Her most recent film “Quadrangle” premiered at Sundance (2010) winning an honorable mention jury prize, and won both Best Documentary Short and the Wholphin Best Short Film award at SXSW (2010). The film also screened at Rotterdam International Film Festival, True/False, and will be having its New York premiere at New Directors/ New Films (MOMA / Film Society of Lincoln Center). Grappell is currently working on a narrative screenplay based on the group marriage story. “Quadrangle” was initially conceived as a video installation and selected for the national juried art exhibition “New American Talent”-09. Grappell’s documentary “Light From The East” recently had its European premiere in London, aired on PBS (KLRU) and was released theatrically at the Pioneer Theater in New York City. Grappell also produced, co-wrote, and acted in the indie narrative feature “Shady Grove”, which premiered at SXSW before doing the international film festival circuit. She holds a BFA in film from New York University and is a graduate of the MFA acting program at The North Carolina School of the Arts. She has received grants from: TFPF, Texas Commission for the Arts, Texas Council for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Grappell currently lives and works in Austin as a producer and casting director for film and television.
Aaron Raff (co- producer/ editor)
Aaron is a freelance animator and visual effects artist in New York City. He edited "Quadrangle" when he was a student at The University of Texas at Austin.
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