After a very famous airplane arrives at Palm Beach International Airport, an otherwise ordinary stretch of Florida highway attracts an avid cluster of excited onlookers and selfie-takers. In the ensuing spectacle, these curious Americans reveal the qualities they may share with the plane’s huuuge-ly notable passenger.
Ivete Lucas was born in Brazil, started her career in Mexico and now lives in the United States. Her short documentary The Send-Off co-directed with her partner Patrick Bresnan premiered at Sundance in 2016 and won jury awards at SXSW, AFI Fest and the San Francisco International Film festival. She is the producer and editor of the multiple award-winning short The Rabbit Hunt (2017), directed by Bresnan. The duo were named among Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2016.
Patrick Bresnan is a visual artist and filmmaker who holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainability from the University of Texas at Austin. After a formative period working for prominent Mission School artists Barry McGee (aka Twist) and Clare Rojas, he co-directed the short documentary The Send-Off (2016) with his partner Ivete Lucas. His short The Rabbit Hunt world-premiered at Sundance in 2017 before competing at the Berlinale, and has won nine awards including Best Short Documentary at four Academy-qualifying events.
The nine shorts in the CLOSING NITE screening at the Nitehawk Shorts Festival highlight bonded families, searching for a sense of belonging, and the effects of media on individuals. Taking place at Nitehawk Prospect Park.