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ANTARCTICA | Brooklyn Short Film Festival by Katherine Yaksich

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ANTARCTICA | Brooklyn Short Film Festival

I’m excited to announce my film, Antarctica, will be screening at the Brooklyn Short Film Festival next Thursday, June 16th at 7:30 pm at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! The programmers tell us the screening will definitely sell out so be sure to get your tickets early.

Tix/info:
https://brooklynshorts.ticketleap.com/2016-brooklyn-short-film-festival-b/

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/161488191

I hope to see you there!

Warmly,
Reuben

by Katherine Yaksich

magic world  

#paris🇫🇷 #beautybalanceandgrace  


(at Paris, France)

magic world

#paris🇫🇷 #beautybalanceandgrace

(at Paris, France)

by Katherine Yaksich

city of light   

#paris🇫🇷 #beautybalanceandgrace  

(at Paris, France)

city of light

#paris🇫🇷 #beautybalanceandgrace

(at Paris, France)

by Katherine Yaksich

Paris, I love you 

 #paris🇫🇷 #beautybalanceandgrace  
(At Paris, France)

Paris, I love you

#paris🇫🇷 #beautybalanceandgrace

(At Paris, France)

by Katherine Yaksich

Street Walker II 

 #paris🇫🇷 #beautybalanceandgrace 

(at Paris, France)

Street Walker II

#paris🇫🇷 #beautybalanceandgrace

(at Paris, France)

Beauty, Balance, and Grace Paris Premiere by Katherine Yaksich

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Greetings from Paris!

Tonight is the premiere of my film #beautybalanceandgrace at the Paris Short Film Festival at 10 pm at the historic theatre and cinema, in Room 1 of the arthouse cinema Reflet Medicis on 3 Rue Champollion in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, and I hope to see you there!

Info: http://www.psff.eu/

#paris🇫🇷.

(at Paris, France)

by Katherine Yaksich

Happy Earth Day 🌍✌️ 

#antarcticaordie 

(at Antarctica)

Happy Earth Day 🌍✌️ #antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)

NYC Independent Film Festival - Films - Antarctica by Katherine Yaksich

Check out this interview I did for my Antarctica film premiere next week. Below are some excerpts and the full interview is here: https://www.nycindieff.com/film/antarctica

Interview by Kerby Pierre. 

KP: Thank you Reuben for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Your film is very unique. What inspired you to film this exotic short?
RH: I had a strong feeling that visiting Antarctica, my final continent, would be a significant life experience. I wanted to memorialize the journey in a special, meaningful way. I was inspired by Ron Fricke’s time-lapse work in Samsara, and the one second a day sequence in the movie, Chef.

KP: The film shows NYC, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Antarctica. Why did you choose those five locations?
RH: The film begins and ends in NYC, which is where I live now. Argentina is where we embark on the Antarctic expedition ship, and I also wanted to visit the Salar de Uyuni (salt flats) in Bolivia, and photograph the Milky Way rise above the Atacama Desert in Chile, one of the driest places on earth.

KP: Of all the vast landscapes of these five diverse countries how did you narrow it down to two minutes?
RH: It was incredibly challenging to film every single day, especially on the boring days where not much was happening, such as travel days or days at sea. I really had to reach and try and find beauty in the mundane, and editing it down to just one second a day was extremely difficult. There are a lot of beautiful shots that didn’t make the final cut.

KP: What do you want the audience to get from this beautifully shot short?
RH: There is beauty everywhere, even in the mundane. Antarctica, the largest wilderness area in the world, transformed and forever changed me. Never in my entire life have I been in such close proximity to so much wildlife and such raw, untouched beauty. It humbled me because it is like no other place on earth. I hope these images will have a lasting impact and inspire others to protect and safeguard the future of our planet.

by Katherine Yaksich

BEAUTY, BALANCE, AND GRACE | World Premiere in Paris, France   My film  Beauty, Balance, and Grace  featuring JR and NYC Ballet principal dancer Lauren Lovette, will premiere at the Paris Short Film Festival in Paris, France on 5.5.16 at 10 PM. I’m very excited to take this film out into the world and hope you can join me at the Paris screening in a few weeks!  Tickets and info here:   http://www.psff.eu    Trailer coming soon…

BEAUTY, BALANCE, AND GRACE | World Premiere in Paris, France

My film Beauty, Balance, and Grace featuring JR and NYC Ballet principal dancer Lauren Lovette, will premiere at the Paris Short Film Festival in Paris, France on 5.5.16 at 10 PM. I’m very excited to take this film out into the world and hope you can join me at the Paris screening in a few weeks!

Tickets and info here: http://www.psff.eu

Trailer coming soon…

by Katherine Yaksich

Join me next week for the world premiere of my film, ANTARCTICA, screening at the NYC Independent Film Festival on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:15 pm.  Trailer:   http://reubenhernandez.com/antarctica-trailer    Tickets and info:    https://www.nycindieff.com/session/art-experimental-films-sessions-1     I look forward to seeing you there!

Join me next week for the world premiere of my film, ANTARCTICA, screening at the NYC Independent Film Festival on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:15 pm.

Trailer: http://reubenhernandez.com/antarctica-trailer

Tickets and info: https://www.nycindieff.com/session/art-experimental-films-sessions-1

I look forward to seeing you there!

by Katherine Yaksich

ANTARCTICA Trailer

I’m excited to announce my short film, ANTARCTICA, will premiere at the NYC Independent Film Festival on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:15 pm, and will screen along with 8 other shorts.

Trailer: http://reubenhernandez.com/antarctica-trailer

Info and tickets: https://www.nycindieff.com/session/art-experimental-films-sessions-1

I would be so honored if you came out and/or invited anyone that would be interested. I look forward to seeing you there!

Warmly,

Reuben

by Katherine Yaksich

“You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.” - Isadora Duncan   

Luisa # 3  

(at New York, New York)

“You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.” - Isadora Duncan

Luisa # 3

(at New York, New York)

by Katherine Yaksich

35 mm film photo of me on top of Half Dome by @matthewtmorgan   

#filmisnotdead #justdothedomething  

(at Half Dome Summit)

35 mm film photo of me on top of Half Dome by @matthewtmorgan

#filmisnotdead #justdothedomething

(at Half Dome Summit)

Exploring South Africa and Tanzania with Reuben Hernandez by Katherine Yaksich

My guest post and Africa images on the We Keep Exploring blog:

My dear friend Andrew and I decided to do a 6 week adventure in South Africa, Tanzania, and Zanzibar because he quit his job this year and launched his own company. We wanted to do some things we have never done before, such as summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits and the highest mountain in Africa. I was on a personal long time mission to see Great White sharks breach in South Africa, which I missed on my previous two trips to Cape Town. Just over five years ago, I also quit my full time job, hit the reset button, and hopped on a plane bound for South Africa.

For the past five years, traveling and exploration has been much of an independent pursuit, as I am often sent out on assignments on my own or other people just don’t have the flexibility to join me. A huge challenge with being away on the road so much is that I can sometimes feel disconnected from my community and friends. Building community, exploring, and creating are some of my core values, and to be able to share all of those things together at the same time with a good friend is quite meaningful and memorable. And at times it was beautiful and transcendent, especially at the top of Africa at nearly 20,000 ft above sea level, and when we took a boat out to surf the outer reefs of Zanzibar. 

Lately, I’ve had this grand vision of building community through travel, exploration, and creating art, and I’m reminded of the following quote by Christopher McCandless, “Happiness only real when shared.”

There is beauty everywhere worth pursuing and exploring, even in the places that we least expect it. Get out there and find it. Be fearless. Be wild. Be free.

All My Best,
Reuben

by Katherine Yaksich

Tiny Beautiful Things  

#antarcticaordie #marchofthepenguins  

(at Antarctica)

Tiny Beautiful Things

#antarcticaordie #marchofthepenguins

(at Antarctica)