The Hunter & the Swan Discuss Their Meeting
Director Emily Carmichael, Cinematographer Ben Richardson
Official Selection Sundance 2011
Wasserman/King Award Winner
National Board of Review Prize
Grand Jury Prize, Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival
Offical Selection Fantastic Film Fest, Rooftop Films, Cucalorus, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and many others...
Sundance Film Festival 2011
A Brooklyn couple have dinner with a hunter and his girlfriend, a magical swan woman. It doesn't go well. Programmer's Note: Emily Carmichael is in many ways a Renaissance girl. As a Harvard University undergraduate, she studied painting and literature; wrote and directed two full-length plays; directed a production of "Macbeth: The Puppet Shakespeare" for which she designed and sculpted 22 clay puppets; and created the comic strip "Whiz Kids," which ran in the "Harvard Crimson" for more than two years. In 2006, she entered the MFA film program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she has written and directed several live-action and animated shorts in addition to a couple of short documentaries. Carmichael's films have screened at the Anthology Film Archives, Slamdance, the South by Southwest Film Festival, and the CineVegas International Film Festival. Her newest film—"The Hunter and the Swan Discuss Their Meeting"—is a modern dating fable set in a magical world where naked swans become human and romantic unions between birds and people are not without their share of problems. It's as funny as it is fantastical and shows Carmichael's ability to bring together two unlikely worlds in one very funny setting. For more info on Carmichael, check out her production company Kid Can Drive at http://www.kidcandrive.com.