Screened with Farmer’s Road
Fri Feb 19, 2016 – 7:30 pm | Bagels & More
Sat Feb 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
Directed by Michael Tyburski
USA | 27 minutes | 2013
A portrait of Brooklyn Grange, a group of for-profit urban farmers in New York City, as they set out to build the world’s largest rooftop farm through the 2012 growing season.
Michael Tyburski is an award-winning filmmaker of short films, documentaries, branded content, and commercials. His work has been featured on The New Yorker, Indiewire, NOWNESS, Short of the Week, and in Filmmaker Magazine, which named him amongst the “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”
He directed and co-wrote the short film, “Palimpsest,” which won a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and his short documentary, “Brooklyn Farmer,” was selected to screen at the San Sebastian Film Festival as part of the Culinary Zinema section, presented in conjunction with the Berlinale. His latest short, “Actor Seeks Role,” starring Alex Karpovsky (HBO’s Girls, Inside Llewyn Davis) and Emmy-nominated actor Dylan Baker (The Good Wife, Happiness), won the Grand Jury Prize at IFFBoston in 2015 and was selected by The New Yorker as part of their Screening Room series. He is currently developing his first feature-length film, which was selected for IFP’s Emerging Storyteller’s Program and the Screenwriting Lab at the Hampton’s International Film Festival, where it was a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Screenplay Award.
His commercial work includes directing projects for clients such as BlackBerry, Chase, GE, General Mills, Macy’s, Microsoft, Purina, TED, and Verizon.
Michael grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and now lives and makes films in New York City and Los Angeles.