THE SKETCH ARTIST Wins at Art of Brooklyn, Will Have Manhattan Prem Wed 5/29 at NY Shorts Fest

AoBFF Jury names "The Sketch Artist" Best Short, NY Shorts Fest to host Manhattan Premiere -- screening held at Landmark Sunshine Cinema, named NYC's Best Art House by Gothamist
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MANHATTAN, N.Y. - May 27, 2013 - PRLog -- The Sketch Artist, a multi-award-winning short film written and directed by Brooklyn filmmaker Maxwell Newman-Plotnick, was named Best Short at its New York premiere at this year's third annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival ( It is set to have its Manhattan premiere at the second annual New York International Short Film Festival (, on May 29.

The Sketch Artist is a drama about has-been comic book artist and current police sketch artist Reid Freidman. Desperate to resuscitate his fading career, he copies the work of a police officer’s teenage son, a promising artist, and mails it to his agent. Having second thoughts, he enlists a mysterious kleptomaniac to help him retrieve the plagiarized work before it’s delivered. The film previously won Best Undergraduate Drama at the 2012 Ivy Film Festival in Providence, RI. A trailer is viewable below. Representatives of the film can be reached at

The film will next screen in Program 4 of the New York Shorts Fest on Wednesday May 29, at 5:15pm, at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema (143 E. Houston St, New York, NY 10002), recently named Best First-Run Art House in New York by Gothamist. The New York International Short Film Festival, or NY Shorts Fest, now in its second year, was created by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences accredited Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. NY Shorts Fest provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world. This year NY Shorts Fest's partners include DV Expo East, ProductionHUB, and Eurochannel.

The Sketch Artist takes place in the bitter upstate New York cold, and it was shot by a crew that hails predominantly from the city in the dead of the winter of 2011, during upstate New York’s two biggest blizzards in recent memory. It stars New York stage and screen actor and one-time courtroom artist Alex Emanuel (Buster, House of Cards, All of My Children) as Reid Freidman, the film’s titular police sketch artist. It also features star performances from veteran New York actor Rick Zahn (Premium Rush, 30 Rock, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), relative newcomers Angela Gulner (Glee, Love: As You Like It), trained at the American Repertory Theater, and David Armanino, a PACE acting student recently featured in, and Boston actor Tim Goff.

Tickets for NY Shots Fest: (Select Program 4)

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