Written & Directed by Eva Ye Produced by Michael Schwarcz
In 1936 Hackney, England, George Arkwright (Nick Podany), a young man down on his luck, must navigate the refined world of ballet pointe shoe making and redeem his value as the apprentice under the shadow of Mr. David Traynor (James Oliver), a talented but stuffy pointe shoemaker. George's imagination turns into a reality when he becomes smitten with the Ballerinas the shoes are built for, one named Sylvia (Chelsea Paige Johnston, Soloist at LA Ballet) particularly, but soon learns this magical and distant world is not beyond the reach of affliction.
Official Selection at the Oscar-Qualifying LA Shorts Fest
Official Selection at Maryland International Film Festival
Official Selection at Newport Beach Film Festival
Official Selection at the Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival
Nominated in Best Actor at Ouchy Film Festival (Switzerland)
Winner of Best Young Director at SHORT to the Point Film Festival (Romania)
Winner of Grand Jury Award and Best College Film at The Next Generation Filmmaker Film Festival
Winner of Best Film and Best Cinematography at Moscow Shorts (Moscow)
The Ballerina, Her Shoemaker and His Apprentice
Written, Directed and Cinematography By Eva Ye Produced By Katy Krauland
Kate (Lauren Potter “GLEE”), an actress with Down Syndrome, braves a string of discouraging auditions. When she visits a copy shop for more copies of her headshot, Adrian (Khalif Boyd), an employee there who is deaf, helps her with her headshots - and a bit of hope.
Bronze Prize at Big Heart Small Film Competition sponsored by Alibaba Pictures and Pasadena Community Foundation.
Headshot - Short Film
A ballet documentary about professional ballet dancers and their life after the stage. It is an on-going project started in Oct, 2013 with Shanghai Ballet US tour.