Mr.Haiko's Presentation at the Hotchkiss Film Festival 2013 will be on "montage" with references to Sergei Eisenstein's Odessa Step's sequence from one of his films.
Robert Haiko recently retired from his teaching position at The Hotchkiss School where he was Chairman of the Photography and Film Department, a program he started in 1969. He was senior faculty member, holder of the Edward R. Tinker Chair and co-director of the Tremaine Gallery. During his long career Mr. Haiko was also a guest Teaching Fellow at Yale University and taught several courses at the University of Hartford. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University, did graduate work at MIT, and has an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.
Mr. Haiko’s work has been exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Lyman Allen Museum in New London, CT., the Midtown-Y Gallery in New York City; Boston University, and Yale University. He received grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and was a MacDowel Colony Fellow.
Mr. Haiko’s work is represented in private collections, and museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester; the Polaroid Collection; the Minor White Archive at Princeton University; the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; the Paul Strand Archive in New York; the Christian A. Johnson Gallery at Middlebury College, and the Aperture Foundation. Mr. Haiko’s photographs have appeared in various publications including, Aperture, Camera, Exposure, Utne Reader and others. His 81-foot mural of portraits of Hotchkiss students has been permanently installed in the foyer of the Hotchkiss School.
Mr. Haiko is now doing full time photography out of his studio in Lakeville, Connecticut.
Chris Eigeman made his debut as a ﬁlmmaker with TURN THE RIVER starting Famke Jannssen and Rip Torn. The ﬁlm premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in April of ’08, and then was released in New York and Los Angeles in May. The ﬁlm was enthusiastically received by both critics and audiences. (All reviews and such can be found at www.TurnTheRiver.com)
As an actor, Eigeman is perhaps best knows for his work in the ﬁlms of Whit Stillman: METROPOLITAN, BARCELONA and THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO. In METROPOLITAN, Stillman’s bitingly comedic story of a group of young Manhattan sophisticates and debutantes, Eigeman’s portrayal of Nick, an arrogant though good-hearted Park Avenue-raised college student, earned him both audience and critical acclaim. In BARCELONA, Eigeman played Fred, an abrasive Navy PR man who disrupts his cousin’s peaceful but dull existence. In Stillman’s cult hit THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO, Eigeman portrayed Des, manager of the early 80s discotheque at which the ensemble gathered.
Most recently, Eigeman starred opposite Ian Holm and Famke Janssen in the New York romantic comedy THE TREATMENT, directed by Oren Rudavsky. Chris has also worked with Wayne Wang in MAID IN MANHATTAN starring Jennifer Lopez, as well as with John Frankenheimer in the HBO feature PATH TO WAR. He starred opposite Jenny McCarthy in the romantic comedy THE PERFECT YOU which premiered at the LA Film Festival in the summer of 2002, and he enjoyed rave reviews for THE NEXT BIG THING which played in art houses across the country.
Eigeman starred opposite Eric Stoltz and Parker Posey in Noah Baumbach’s critically acclaimed comedy KICKING AND SCREAMING, which was selected to debut at the 1995 New York Film Festival. Eigeman and Baumbach have teamed up again for two more features. The ﬁrst was MR. JEALOUSY which had its debut at the 1997 Toronto Film Festival and an ensemble piece entitled HIGHBALL.
Eigeman’s television work includes the starring role in the mid-season series for ABC/Dreamworks created by Seinfeld’s veteran exec-producer/writer Peter Mehlman entitled “It’s Like...You Know.” Other television credits include multiple episodes of “Malcolm in The Middle” as well as one season on “The Gilmore Girls.” He starred off-Broadway in John Kolvenbach’s comedy “The Gravity of Means,” as well as several other productions including “Henry IV” and Wendy McCleod’s “The House of Yes.”
Eigeman was born and raised in Denver and attended the Putney School in Vermont and then enrolled in Kenyon College in Ohio, where he majored in English and Drama. When he is not working, Chris resides in New York with his wife, a producer / journalist for CNN and their son Gabriel.
This Fall he is next directing his script “Midnight Sun” with Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger and Emile Hirsch.
Mr. Bainbridge's Presentation at the Hotchkiss Film Festival 2013 will be on "Camera Height in film DRIVE." In the words of Mr.Bainbridge: "The use of camera height in that film is surgical and a great example of how to define the mythos and progression of a character through the subtlest of techniques."
Harry Bainbridge didn't decide at the age of eight to become a film maker. Instead, off a whim he made a documentary about a cardboard boat race in a high school physics class and thought, "Huh, this is fun."
Harry doesn't have a single member in his family with experience in art, music, writing, or film making. Instead he has an a grandmother, uncle, aunt, and two cousins, that are nurses, one grandfather, uncle, and cousin, who are engineers, a father who was a lawyer, and a mother who has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Big Bang Theory.
From the Connecticut Berkshires, Harry has a terrible distaste for hiking or camping, but a sincere love and faith in nature and the bucolic. A graduate of NYU's film school, Harry makes films under the pseudonym HB no.2 (HBno2.com). He recently completed his autobiographic short, Michael, which is now on the festival circuit and is in post production on a music video about Dance Dance Revolution competition for the EDM artist Voia. Harry is also in production on a feature documentary about the transition from film to digital for the NYU course, Sight and Sound, the same course which Martin Scorsese and many other NYU alum both took and taught.
Writer/Director Chandler Tuttle studied film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Upon graduating, he spent two years working as the Assistant to the President at Focus Features, the award-winning film studio behind Brokeback Mountain, Lost in Translation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
In 2007, he left his position at Focus to pursue filmmaking full time, and that year he wrote and directed, 2081. Based on Kurt Vonnegut's acclaimed classic "Harrison Bergeron," 2081 premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in May of 2009.
Chandler is repped by United Talent Agency and is currently working with Producer and former Paramount Pictures President Gail Berman on a feature-length adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
Film Fest 2013 Finalists
Out of the Dark by Gabrielle Giacomo, Grace Kennedy, and Natalie Ponce (Convent of Sacred Heart) Lonely Day by Johanna Ebers and Jack Curtin (Milton Academy) Untitled by Noa Ryan (Concord Academy) Practice Makes Perfect by Georgina Cahill (Convent of Sacred Heart) PG-Year by Anil Ozer (South Kent School) Burning Memory by Mary Grace Henry (Convent of Sacred Heart) Seclusion by Caroline Burch, Shannon Snopkowski, and Catherine Hayden (Convent of Sacred Heart) Roto-Skate by Todd Midler (The Forman School) Unitedly Terrified by Mickey, Yu, Ross, and Zichen (South Kent School) Hunt by Gabriela Lopez and Shelby Holland (Convent of Sacred Heart) The True Story of “The Iliad” by Arooshee Giroti and Neekon Vafa (Milton Academy) Unexpected Gifts by Erin Manning (Convent of Sacred Heart) DJCKizzle by Jeremy Gunn (Milton Academy) Kaleidoscope by Vivian Xiao (The Hotchkiss School) Unplugged by Claren Hesburgh and Gabrielle Giacomo (Convent of Sacred Heart) Homegrown by Sunny Kim (The Hotchkiss School) Humanized by Olivia DeLaurentis (Agoura High) OUT-OF-COMPETITION Indomitable by Danielle Jacobs (The Hotchkiss School) Bookstore by Alex Haney (Harvard-Westlake) OUT-OF-COMPETITON
Film Fest 2013 Winners
Best Picture: Arooshee Giroti and Neekon Vafa (The True Story of "The Iliad") Special Jury Prize: Erin Manning (Unexpected Gifts) Audience Award: Danielle Jacobs (Indomitable) Honorable Mention: Gabriela Lopez and Shelby Holland (Hunt)
Film fest 2013 Schedule
April 20th, 2013 4:00- Reception / Judge Talks (Workshops) 6:00- Dinner 6:30- Theater Opens / Red Carpet 7:00- Official Selections Showing (with brief intermission) 9:30- Lounge Reception and Live Music 10:00- Awards
*The reception, workshops, and dinner are by invitation only. Everyone is welcome to the Main Screening at 7pm. To buy an invitation, please look at the ticketing information below.
**This year, we have decided to keep the festival to one night so that our guests do not have to stay for an extra night.