Screen/Society--DEMAN Weekend Lead-In/AMI Alumni Filmmaker Homecoming Series--"Beach House" w/ filmmakers Jason Saltiel '04 & Matt Simon '04
Film Screening - lead-in event for DEMAN Weekend:
"Beach House" (dir. Jason Saltiel, writer/producer Matt Simon; 2017, 86 min, USA, DCP)
-- Q&A w/ writer/director Jason Saltiel '04 & wrter/producer Matt Simon '04
When Paul arrives at her family's beach house, he draws the attention of college student Emma. There's something off about the surprise visit of this handsome photographer from her mother's past. Yet Emma, an aspiring writer chafing at her privileged confines, also finds herself intrigued.
About the Filmmakers:
Jason Saltiel attended Duke from 2000-2004, where he studied under Josh Gibson and made several short films, including "Undress Me" (winner, Hal Kammerer award for outstanding achievement in film). "Beach House" is his first feature. Jason directed, co-wrote the script, edited, and composed the soundtrack.
Matt Simon '04 graduated from Duke with a degree in English and a certificate in Film/Video/Digital. At Duke he studied film production, programmed films for Freewater Presentations, and participated in Duke in LA. After Duke, Matt worked for several years in New York's independent film industry (in development and production) before turning to producing on his own. He has a J.D. from UCLA School of Law with a Specialization in Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property. He lives in LA with his wife.
Co-sponsored by the Duke Entertainment, Media and Arts Network (DEMAN).