I Used to Be a Filmmaker
Produced and Directed by Jay Rosenblatt
10 minutes • 35mm/Beta SP • color • 2003
Special Jury Award, Aspen Shortsfest
"The hidden gem...Capturing small but delightful moments in the growth from infant to toddler, (the film) is a real keeper."
-David Bianculli, New York Daily News
A film about fatherhood and the bond between a father and his infant daughter. The filmmaker documents the first eighteen months of the child’s life, showing the progression from newborn to infant to toddler.
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“The hidden gem…Capturing small but delightful moments in the growth from infant to toddler, (the film) is a real keeper.”
“Tender and charming.”
"The biggest guilty pleasure of the (Aspen Shortsfest) festival was veteran experimental filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt's "I Used to Be a Filmmaker." Close to the filmmaker's own heart, the piece centers on video of Rosenblatt's infant daughter over the first couple of years of her life. With an eye for framing important moments in a way only an established filmmaker could, Rosenblatt turns what is essentially a well-structured and witty home video into a joyous, funny, and touching work of art."
"With the birth of his darling daughter Ella, Jay is inspired to find new meanings for the language that describes the technique of his career. Life and art are redefined in this hilarious and touching look at parenthood."
Special Jury Award - Aspen Shortsfest
Tribeca Film Festival
Director, Producer, Editor: Jay Rosenblatt
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