This past week I realized it's been 10 years since making, "Rubber Soles," my senior-year film at NYU. Inspired by an earlier wave of students like Jim McKay and Peter Sollett, I took a community-based approach to filmmaking, collaborating with the Dunlevy Milbank Center, a branch of The Children's Aid Society in Harlem.
Working with the kids at Milbank (none of whom had acted before) proved to be both a joy and a success. Shot on 16mm, Rubber Soles went on to play festivals widely (including Tribeca & San Francisco) before airing on the PBS short film showcase, "Reel New York." Recently digitized from not-so luminous BetaSP tape, I'm pleased to announce "Rubber Soles" is now online.