Title: Duck Soup in Palestine
Director: Joyce Mishaan
Producer: Mei-Li Heman
NYU Affiliation: Graduate
Needs: Director of Photography, Editor
DUCK SOUP IN PALESTINE is a hybrid documentary-comedy film about making (and not making) a film. Filmmaker Joyce Mishaan sets out to make a hybrid documentary/comedy about the ongoing Israeli occupation in the West Bank, using the Marx Brother’s DUCK SOUP as her material. As her ambitious plan falls to pieces with each attempt to move the project forward, and up against forces of war, distance, family, identity, and practicality, she finds that the biggest obstacle is her own ambiguity. Without quite a film to show for her efforts, she begs the question - how can you resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if you can’t even resolve to make a film about it?
I am a Gallatin Grad and this is my Master's Thesis film. I am looking for a DP who can commit to a few shoots this month.
I am also looking for a creative editor interested specifically in documentary editing who can help me to get the project to rough cut and possibly fine cut by my April deadline.
I work professionally as a producer and field director for TV, and I am happy to recommend you for paid work in the industry, in exchange for your time on my project! I've worked on shows for HBO, A&E, Discovery, National Geographic, Fusion and Food Network. I currently produce for Food Network's CHOPPED.
If interested, please feel free to e-mail me and send along a reel or work sample if you have one!
Dates of Production: February 1 - March 15