A co-worker acquaintance of mine, Chris Cannucciari, directed a feature film over the Winter 2008 here in New York titled New Brooklyn. I know he’s been mailing off the the latest DVD cuts to festivals and he said he’s going to soon purchase a big fat Mac Pro to do some more finishing touches himself, the final sweetening.
The film is about two roommates, one a recent transplant from Chile, the exploitation of workers in the city, and gentrification. I found this writeup from The Citizen in Auburn, NY. The film’s official website is at Bind Studios but Chris also has a requisite Facebook page for the film. I think it’s best to watch the teaser and read his blog as he talks about the production process. There’s an interview with him off of his youtube page.