What happens at Ballibay during the off-season? Well, for one thing, we make movies!
We’re delighted to announce that the new feature film Person Woman Man Camera TV is available to watch now through April 17 at the CINEQUEST Film and Creativity Festival online.
Strange, funny, and a little sad, it’s a quick romp at just 77 minutes - we hope you can watch it. Although produced by a summer camp, it is personal artistic work and is not necessarily a film for kids - it has adult themes and strong language. Please watch the trailer before deciding to view as a family.
This is the second feature executive produced by the camp, shot and directed by Ballibay’s head of media: award-winning filmmaker Niav Conty. Ballibay director John Jannone produced the film and composed the score.
Person Woman Man Camera TV is a tragicomedy about romance, race, and remembering shot at camp in quarantine in the Fall of 2020. The wonderful Jay Ward and amazing Estelle Bajou enact the first and last days of a couple’s 7-year relationship: meeting during Ebola and Obama, breaking up during Covid and Trump.
Camp dad Mish Hassidim did the color grade, and camp mom Emily Zeitlyn is featured in the soundtrack on several songs with her band Arc Divers. The great bands Operators, Handsome Furs, and Divine Fits are also featured in the soundtrack alongside John’s original score.
Our previous film, Small Time, is available on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and Google Play. Winner of numerous awards internationally, including five awards for Best Feature, Small Time is a dark tale of rural poverty and addiction as seen through the eyes of a young girl played by Audrey Grace Marshall (The Flight Attendant, The Fairly OddParents).
Small Time is also not necessarily a film for kids - it deals with harsh realities of growing up in the shadow of the opioid crisis. Please watch the trailer before deciding to view as a family.
Small Time was written, shot, and directed by Ballibay’s head of media Niav Conty, produced and with an an original score by camp director John Jannone. Executive producers were Camp Ballibay and Academy Award nominee Oren Moverman. David Edelstein, long time film critic for New York magazine and CBS Sunday Morning, says of Small Time, "every frame carries wonder and dread… [a film] worthy of our finest humanist directors."