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Sunday, September 18 at 11:00 am

Screens in “Location: Sullivan” shorts program

WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING

Director: Chloé Aktas
Writer: Catherine Peters

This powerful drama focuses on the struggles of Andy, a young woman in a small Catskills town aspiring to be a boxer against all odds. Living in an abusive home with her younger brother, Andy vows to follow her dreams while maintaining the responsibilities of an older sister. The film stars Kenoza Lake native Catherine Peters, and was shot on location in the Jeffersonville, NY area.

Sneak Peek of the Film Here

Chloé Aktas is a graduate from the Kanbar Film and Television Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2013, Chloé was one of eight students chosen to attend the Tisch Special Programs BBC Academy training program in London, U.K. where she interned for BBC Radio 1. Chloé continues to do freelance work for Radio1 here in New York City, filming live music performances and interviews with celebrity guests. Further, from 2014-2015 Chloé interned at Protozoa Pictures, Darren Aronofsky’s production company.

In 2016, Chloe’s film “Mutt” won a Faculty Commendation Award for Editing at the NYU First Run Film Festival.In addition, “Mutt” has won a post-production grant from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2014, Chloé’s film “Fish Hook and Eye” won two Tisch film festivals: she won 1st place in the “New Visions and Voices” festival and Viewers Choice Award for the “Fusion Film Festival” which celebrates women in film and new media.