Worldwide directors get grants

Cinereach awards over $250,000

Socially conscious nonprofit org Cinereach has awarded $252,500 in grants, most of which will go to films being made across the globe. Individual project grants ranged from $10,000 to $35,000 include:

  • “Blood Feud,” helmer Joshua Marston’s feature about Albania through the eyes of a 17-year-old;

  • “Darling, Something’s Wrong With Your Head,” Susan Youssef’s Gaza-based love story;

  • “Kuichi,” Maiko Endo’s narrative about a biracial boy growing up in Okinawa;

  • “Pariah,” Dee Rees’ narrative about a teen in the Bronx;

  • “Marmato,” Mark Grieco’s docu about gold miners in Colombia during a corporate takeover;

  • “The Patron Saints,” Brian Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s docu exploring a nursing home;

  • “Watchers of the Sky,” Edet Belzberg’s docu on genocide;

  • helmer Alistair Banks Griffin’s untitled road movie about two brothers;

  • an untitled project from “Man Push Cart” helmer Ramin Bahrani.

Also receiving a grant this year was Mark Rosenberg’s Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series, a 44-night-long outdoor film screening series slated for this summer in Gotham.

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