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LONG TREK HOME PRODUCTIONS AND NTD FILMS PRESENTS “FINDING MANNY” Selected in the BEST FOR FESTS Label

The chance discovery of an online article sends a Holocaust survivor on an unexpected trip to visit the orphanage where he was rescued to after the war.
 
Manny Drukier narrowly escaped the war by jumping from a “death train” at age 16, finding refuge at a unique home for orphans and displaced children. 71 years later, Manny—who lives in Toronto—is tracked down by a German researcher who has dedicated a decade of her life to locating the surviving children from the home. She invites Manny to return to the orphanage, which has since become a grade school, to share his story with the next generation. Manny must now revisit the places of his darkest memories, to reconcile the past and educate the future.

During this season of my life I must say this project is one of the things I have participated in, of which I am most proud.” Stephen Baldwin

"I loved it from the first few minutes of the film". Ivan Wiener Founder Albuquerque Film & Music Experience

"One of my best for fests" Bruno Chatelin co founder filmfestivals.com

 


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Finding Manny will play at Garden State Film Festival end march

The Garden State Film Festival  March 24 – 28, 2021 is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival®. The Garden State Film Festival [GSFF] is a global destination festival that enhances the quality of life in New Jersey by stimulating economic growth through the arts (over 9 million), investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to undeserved populations, and preserving heritage arts. (GSFF) showcases premier films, renowned and emergi...

VIDEO: Q&A with the team of Finding Manny - Manny 's family testimonials for Alexandria Film Festival

  Finding Manny is screening Saturday November 14 at the Alexandria Film Festival. The film, as Kacey Cox it s writer/director tags it, is a triumphant personal journey of a Shoah survivor. Enjoy the Q&A with family producer tells us how. ...

Crossing fingers for Finding Manny selected to play at Crossing The Screen Festival November 26

CROSSING THE SCREEN is an international film festival, meant to showcase innovative and independent forms of visual art from all over the world. The Sussex-based film festival is devoted to discovering and celebrating unique voices and up-and-coming new cinema talents, who are not afraid to transcend traditional storytelling. The inaugural edition was held at the Birley Centre in Eastbourne, East Sussex, in November 2016. Its 2nd and 3rd editions took place in Eastbourne, in Nov...

Finding Manny selected to play at Alexandria Film Festival November 12 – 15, 2020

A yearly tribute to cinema, the Alexandria Film Festival presents independent feature-length films and shorts of all genres by both emerging and established filmmakers. Our mission is to promote cinema as an important cultural, educational and entertainment asset to our highly engaged audience. We proudly showcase the historic city of Alexandria, Virginia as a dynamic and exciting venue for creating, exhibiting, and experiencing film. Celebrating 14 years of independent film from around the w...

Another great review for Finding Manny

  Dear Cindy, Dear Kacey, Dear Jan, Oh, I am deeply impressed. This film "Finding Manny" is so very touching. It is a film about a quest, the quest of a whole family. And it is a film on empathy, how a family does what they can (the very last minute) to understand their father/grandfather Manny and his family life at home in Poland and what he went through in the Shoah. I have just watched it and I am sitting at my computer crying. This is a completely different Ho...

Finding Manny voted Audience Choice Award for the film's Word Premiere at Albuquerque AFMX

  Wonderful news from the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) which awarded Finding Manny Audience Choice Awards The festival hosts over 7,000 attendees each year and presents a fusion of film, music and special events that create a unique and intimate experience for everyone in attendance. AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians to showcase and celebrate film and music, and provide a platform for education, collaborati...

Finding Manny won Best Documentary Feature at the Moving Parts Film Festival

In its 4th year this interactive online film festival includes guaranteed distribution with Filmocracy for all winning films, and a chance to connect with other partnering distribution services. Filmocracy is a gamified movie streaming platform that rewards users with virtual popcorn for discovering independent films. They have committed to helping their festival partners by building a virtual festival environment through which the energy & excitement of the festival experience is brought...

Finding Manny opened The Indigo Moon Film Festival (Fayetteville October 9 – 15, 2020)

Brandon Plotnick  hosted a Q&Afor the Indigo Moon Film Festival audience with the Finding Manny Team Kacey Cox (writer producer) Cindy Drukier and Jan Jekielek (producers) IMFF is dedicated to celebrating the art of storytelling through film before a diverse audience. The festival will take place October 9 – 15, 2020 Of course COVID 19 has changed everything as well as our festival. Join us for our virtual festival...

Finding Manny virtual screening at Interactive Moving Parts Film Festival

In its 4th year this interactive online film festival includes guaranteed distribution with Filmocracy for all winning films, and a chance to connect with other partnering distribution services. Filmocracy is a gamified movie streaming platform that rewards users with virtual popcorn for discovering independent films. They have committed to helping their festival partners by building a virtual festival environment through which the energy & excitement of the festival experience is broug...

Finding Manny premiered at the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience

Finding Manny has been selected for the 2020 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX), taking place virtually September 22-27, 2020.  The film screened Thu, Sep 24th, 1:00 PM @ AFMX Virtual Festival The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) presents a fusion of film, music and special events that create a unique and intimate experience for everyone in attendance. Our Mission: AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians to showca...

Best for Fests 'Finding Manny': Cast and Crew

Kacey Cox Director Anastasia Lin: The Crown, The Unclaimed: Habeas Corpus Jan Jekielek Producer   Cindy Drukier Producer   Kacey Oliver Cox Producer   Joe Wang Producer   Manny Drukier Key Cast “Manny”   Freda Drukier Key Cast “Freda”   Cindy...

Best for Fests 'Finding Manny': Teaser

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Teaser - Finding Manny from Kacey Cox on Vimeo. ...

Best for Fests 'Finding Manny': Kacey Cox Director's statement and bio

Director Statement by Kacey Cox “Finding Manny” is a story of optimism—one of the many unexpected discoveries that inspired me to tell this story. It started by accident, in the spring of 2017. I received a phone call from the wife of a friend looking for a favour. Cindy was travelling to Toronto to visit her father, Manny Drukier, who planned to open a 70-year-old box of photos from his time during WWII—photos the family had never seen before. Cin...

Best for Fests 'Finding Manny': The synopsis

Finding Manny Best from fests curated by Bruno Chatelin   The chance discovery of an online article sends a Holocaust survivor on an unexpected trip to visit the orphanage where he was rescued to after the war.   Manny Drukier narrowly escaped the war by jumping from a “death train” at age 16, finding refuge at a unique home for orphans and displaced children. 71 years later, Manny—who lives in Toronto—is tracked down by a German researcher wh...

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