Synopsis: An aspiring method actor (Alex Karpovsky) in New York City resorts to medical acting, a part-time gig performing the symptoms of various illnesses for student doctors. Although his talents are overlooked for traditional roles on stage and screen, they catch the attention of a medical instructor (Dylan Baker) with a flair for the theatric.
Selected Press: "It's a smart, darkly funny film”–Rooftop Films
“Well-observed, bitingly funny and riddled with idiosyncrasies” –Indiewire
"Carefully styled, shot and paced, the film aims to tantalize more than shock." –StageBuddy
“Captures the humiliation, underscored by real peril." –The New Yorker
“A fully realized, well shot and brilliantly acted short film...refreshing to see a short film that fully takes advantage of it's time constraints and uses them brilliantly...it's outstanding.” –Hammer to Nail
"It's a Faustian tale...a fully realized and sharply acted film with an exceptional performance from Alex Karpovsky”– IFFBoston
"A distinct and unusual story, featuring some confident filmmaking and captivating performances...Tyburski's assured drama offers a riveting glimpse into a side of acting not often seen or discussed in film." – Short of the Week
Credits: Director MICHAEL TYBURSKI Writer, Producer BEN NABORS Line Producer EDDY VALLANTE Cinematographer TODD BANHAZL Production Designer STEVEN JOS PHAN Costume Designer MEGAN STARK EVANS Editor MATTHEW C. HART Composer MATT ABEYSEKERA IMDb
Synopsis: A successful house tuner provides clients with a unique form of therapy that examines subtle details in their living spaces.
Selected Press: "This is a perfect short film...stands out as one of the Sundance star films, it is beautifully directed and acted and succeeds doing all of the things a short film should accomplish.”–Indiewire
“Funny, entertaining and unique.” –The Huffington Post
“Bizarre yet captivating...beautifully shot, the visual style of the film really sets the tone from the start.” –Fan the Fire Magazine
“There are so many elements we love about this film.”–Directors Notes
Selected Awards / Screenings: Short Film Special Jury Award - Sundance Film Festival Best Short Drama - New Hampshire Film Festival Best Short Film Finalist - Ashland Independent Film Festival Vimeo Staff Pick Champ-Elysees Film Festival (France) Grand OFF World Independent Film Awards (Poland) IFC Center (NYC)
Credits: Director MICHAEL TYBURSKI Writers BEN NABORS & MICHAEL TYBURSKI Producer BEN NABORS Cinematographer TODD BANHAZL Production Designer SAM LISENCO Editor JENNIFER LAME Sound Designer LUCIANO VIGNOLA Composer MATT ABEYSEKERA IMDb
Synopsis: While searching for isolation, an aimless young man named August moves to live aboard a sailboat on New York City's East River.
Selected Press: "Soundtracked with a soothing narration and showcasing a dear fondness for the open water, Tyburski imbues his film with an adventurous spirit that’s highly contagious.” - Indiewire
"Tyburski’s emotional depiction of the unexpected secondary effects of globalization on the development of today’s society exudes more sincerity and humility than most of his other contemporaries. This film is a rare account of the superb threads in the human mind.” —HY.GEN.IC
Selected Awards / Screenings: Best Narrative Short - Greenpoint Film Festival (New York) Dances With Films (Los Angeles) Holly Shorts (Los Angeles) Sail In Festival (Spain) The Smalls Film Festival (UK) 51-Zero Film Festival c/o Cine Boat (UK) Wise Words Festival c/o Cine Boat (UK) Scene: Brooklyn NY Shorts Fest Future Shorts
Credits: Director MICHAEL TYBURSKI Inspired by a Short Story by PERRIN DRUMM Producer CHRISTINE NO Cinematographer TODD BANHAZL Composer KEITH KENNIFF IMDb