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.