The Polka King is an American comedy film directed and written by Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky, about real-life Polish-American polka band leader Jan Lewan, who was imprisoned in 2004 for running a Ponzi scheme. The film stars Jack Black as Lewan, as well as Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, and Jacki Weaver. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017. It was released on Netflix on January 12, 2018.
Traffic Opera is a forthcoming short film in the Amazing Berks series produced by Cool Ath Filmth in Reading, PA. It’s a full-fledged, albeit short (18 minutes), opera that takes place in traffic. Chris Heslop is the composer. Sue Lange the wordsmith. Andrew Pochan the director. Tracy Schott is executive producer. Kevin Hackenberg and Steve Buckwalter are the cinematographers.
We used two camera crews shooting at the same time in the same place on 6th and Court Streets in Reading, PA. The days were hot and long, but we got ‘er done. Now we need to send it out to the world of film festivals.
A Perfect You follows Nell as she goes through the daily routine in her perfect life. She eats perfect vegetarian meals, listens to enriching music, reads profound literature, cleans her house perfectly. At night she sleeps perfectly and on the perfect schedule.
One day, though, she discovers a gray hair. All hell breaks loose.