International Film Festival Manhattan Autumn 2021

Documentary Short Films 1

Expired October 18, 2021 8:01 AM
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Like a lot of industries, the Covid-19 pandemic paralyzed Hollywood. But with a huge shortage of PPE supplies for frontline workers, unemployed costume designers stepped up to the plate -- and to their sewing machines. "Masked" tells the story of how a crew of Hollywood costume designers put their craft, skill and care into pulling together a large-scale manufacture of cloth masks with all-volunteer labor against mounting odds.

Director Bio

Christian Bruno is an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer. Pie Fight ‘69 (co-directed with Sam Green) won top prizes at Sundance, Chicago Underground, and Black Maria Film Festivals. Ed & Pauline (co-directed with Natalija Vekic) about film critic Pauline Kael’s early years, premiered at Telluride in 2015. His cinematography can be seen in several acclaimed films, including Brian Davis’ hit feature documentary, The Million Dollar Duck. Visions Not Previously Seen about the life and work of groundbreaking designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, was recently nominated for 2 Webby Awards. He shot and produced Chris Russo’s feature-length doc, Lady Buds, a portrait of 6 women navigating the world of legal cannabis, which world premiered at Hot Docs in 2021 and continues to play the festival circuit. Christian has been awarded grants from California Council for the Humanities, San Francisco Foundation, The Pacific Pioneer Fund, Film Independent/HBO Documentary Fellowship, and has been in residence at The MacDowell Colony. Along with writer/director Natalija Vekic, he is Electric Park Films

  • Year
  • Runtime
    17 mins
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Christian Bruno