Goldcrest Post provided final color grading and editorial finishing for five films screening at next month’s DOC NYC fest. They include three world premieres and two films making their New York City premieres. The largest documentary film festival in the country, DOC NYC 2021 will feature in-person screenings Nov. 10 – 18 and continue online through Nov. 28.
Goldcrest Post maintains a specialized team dedicated to documentary post-production with deep experience in preparing docs for festival debuts, as well as theatrical, streaming, and broadcast release. It offers complete post servicing for documentary films including color grading, editorial finishing, sound editorial, and sound mixing.
Goldcrest Post DOC NYC film projects include:
Grandpa Was an Emperor, World Premiere. Yeshi Kassa, great-granddaughter of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, investigates what happened to her beloved father after the 1974 coup that landed most of her family in prison. Looking at a rarely examined slice of history, the film delves into Selassie’s complex legacy, including how he came to be considered a divine being by Bob Marley and the Rastafarians.
Candace Marks, director; Constance Marks and Corinne LaPook, producers; Barney Broomfield, Kyle I. Kelley and Richard Chisolm, cinematographers; Bob Eisenhardt A.C.E.; Evan Anthony, Goldcrest Post, colorist.
Adrienne, World Premiere, HBO. Adrienne Shelly starred in over twenty films including Hal Hartley’s indie classics The Unbelievable Truth and Trust. She also wrote and directed several shorts and feature films including the critically acclaimed Waitress. A devoted young mother, her life was right on track until her husband Andy Ostroy found her murdered. With Adrienne, Andy set out on a very personal journey to bring her back to life for viewers, to discover the truth about his wife’s murder and offer a rare window into how a family confronts the unthinkable.
Andy Ostroy, director/producer; Trish Govoni, cinematographer; Angela Gandini, editor; Kristen Nutile, co-editor; Ken Sirulnick, Goldcrest Post; colorist.
Kevin Garnett: Anything Is Possible, World Premiere, Showtime. In 1995, Kevin Garnett was the first player drafted into the NBA straight from high school in more than 20 seasons. Over the course of a Hall of Fame career, Garnett transformed from a brash kid fresh off the prep circuit into a grizzled veteran lauded for his trademark passion for the game. Through both his unique physical profile and ambitious decision to leap from the preps to the pros, Garnett’s rise to stardom dealt the first blows to the notion of amateurism in sports and blazed a trail for a generation of young athletes to follow.
Daniel B. Levin and Eric W. Newman, directors; Mike Marangu, Daniel B. Levin and Eric W. Newman, producers; Justin Francis, cinematographer; James Lester, editor; Ken Sirulnick, Goldcrest Post; colorist.
Exposure, NYC Premiere. As the Arctic polar ice cap melts, an expedition of women from East and West sets the audacious goal of skiing to the North Pole. Filmmaker Holly Morris and an all-women crew document this daring and unprecedented group as they navigate everything from frostbite and polar bear threats, to sexism and self-doubt in an intimate story of resilience, survival and global citizenry — in what may be the last-ever over-ice expedition to the top of the world.
Holly Morris, director; Holly Morris, Eleanor Wilson, Michael Kovnat and Jill Mazursky, producers; Kathryn Barrows and Ingeborg Jakobsen, cinematographers; Penelope Falk, editor; Leah Boatright, co-editor; Ken Sirulnick, Goldcrest Post; colorist.
The Slow Hustle, NYC Premiere, HBO. For years, the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force ran roughshod through the city’s most vulnerable communities under the guise of getting guns off the streets. When veteran detective Sean Suiter is found dead on duty under dubious circumstances, the corruption within the unit is revealed to reach into the greater political structure of the city.
Sonja Sohn, director; Mahrya MacIntire, producer; Cliff Charles and John Benam, cinematographers; Donna Marino, editor; Ken Sirulnick, Goldcrest Post; colorist.