BRIClab Film + TV Screening & Talkback

Doors at 6:30PM  ET | Screening at 7pm ET

Event Info

Join filmmakers Andrew Nadkarni, Ash Goh Hua, and ManSee Kong for a screening of their 2022/2023 BRIClab Film + TV projects and discussion of their work in the BRIC House Ballroom.

BRIClab is a multi-disciplinary residency program created to advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers. The residency aims to build a stronger and more diverse artistic community in Brooklyn.

The BRIClab: Film + TV residency track incubates innovative and ambitious documentary filmmakers working on short form, episodic, or feature length non-fiction films. Three residencies will be awarded to create opportunities for emerging to mid-career filmmakers.

About the artists

Andrew Nadkarni (he/him)

Andrew Nadkarni (he/him) is a queer multiracial filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. His films explore how race, gender, caste, and trauma affect our identity, and the way values can be passed down across generations through storytelling. He most recently produced the narrative feature, Actual People, which will be released by Factory 25, following festival premieres at Locarno, Slamdance, and BAMcinemaFest. He also served as an associate producer on the film Bel Canto, and a production coordinator on Amazon’s Modern Love and Comedy Central’s Awkwafina is Nora from Queens. A film & TV graduate of NYU Tisch, Andrew has worked across the United States, Japan, Mexico, and Costa Rica. He is currently in post-production on his debut documentary short, Between Earth and Sky, which won the grand prize at the If/Then x Redford Center Nature Access Pitch at DOC NYC in 2021.

www.andrewnadkarni.com @andrewnadkarni

BRIClab Project: Between Earth and Sky

Seven years after surviving a life-changing fall from a tree, renowned rainforest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni confronts echoes of trauma across three generations of her family tree, unearths her own tangled roots, and plants new seeds.

Ash Goh Hua (any pronouns)

Ash Goh Hua (any pronouns) is a filmmaker and cultural worker from Singapore, based in New York. They create documentary and experimental based work informed by the politics of abolition and autonomy. By challenging and exposing dominant ideologies in their storytelling, often through intentional usage of archives and anachronistic formats, Ash’s films show different imaginations to demonstrate the possibility of liberated futures.

Ash has been supported by programs and fellowships by Sundance, ITVS, Jacob Burns Creative Culture and NYFA. Their films have screened and won awards at film festivals internationally, and have been distributed by PBS and Third World Newsreel.

www.ashgohhua.com @ashgohhua

BRIClab Project: Untitled Kiento Film

Kiento is a Colombian-born, NYC-raised, trans and undocumented reggaeton artist. As he prepares to release his first EP, USCIS grants him his first opportunity in two decades to return home to Medellín—a mecca of contemporary reggaeton. The film explores this homecoming, his musical evolution, and the emotional journey of reconnecting with family and culture, embedded within politics of queerness and immigration.

ManSee Kong (she/her)

ManSee (she/her) is a filmmaker and cultural worker born and raised in Queens/NYC. Her work has received support from New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, BRIClab, Camargo Foundation, Davis-Putter Fund, Spike Lee Award, Puffin Foundation, and Asian Women Giving Circle. She co-founded Chinatown Art Brigade with Tomie Arai and Betty Yu, a cultural collective that uses art to amplify grassroots social justice campaigns. ManSee is an alum of Third World Newsreel’s Production Workshop with an MFA in Film from NYU.

www.manseekong.com / @manseepants

BRIClab project: What Happened to Danny

When a 19-year-old American soldier is found dead from a gunshot wound on a U.S. Army base in Afghanistan after relentless racist hazing by his supervisors, community leaders in New York’s Chinatown embark on a tireless quest to demand justice for Pvt. Danny Chen and his family.


647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Venue Info

BRIC House Ballroom is a flexible performance space that accommodates a wide variety of configurations and performance styles. Located on the first floor of BRIC House. Visit our Accessibility page to learn more about access at BRIC.

Beginning Nov. 1, 2022, attendees of any BRIC House programming will no longer have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the building. Masks are encouraged but not required in all BRIC operated spaces. If you have questions regarding this protocol, please email [email protected]. For our full BRIC House COVID-19 policy, visit: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/safety.


The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Benno Orlinsky at [email protected] or (718) 683-5637.

About BRIClab

BRIClab is a multi-disciplinary residency program created to advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers. BRIClab offers emerging and mid-career artists essential resources, mentorships, and opportunities to share their work. The residency aims to build a stronger and more diverse artistic community in Brooklyn by supporting long term growth and fostering relationships across disciplines.

The program’s four tracks are Contemporary Art, Film + TV, Performing Arts, and Video Art. Each track offers unique resources designed to meet the needs of varied artistic practices. Residents receive additional financial support, mentorship, skills-based learning opportunities, and documentation of their work.

Photo By
Toby Tenenbaum
Photo from sleeper (work-in-process) by 2021/22 BRIClab Performing Arts residents Morgaine Gooding-Silverwood and Raquel Chavez

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