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Bad Axe (with featured short “Safe in Narrowsburg”)

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Bad Axe Big Eddy Film Festival Narrowsburg NY
Safe in Narrowsburg

In the early days of Covid-19, filmmaker Oriel Danielson stayed inside, obsessively reading news and social media updates. Overwhelmed by the changes happening in the world, as well as his own life, he decided to step outside and film people in his small town of Narrowsburg NY, from a safe distance, to see how they were coping with the outbreak of the pandemic. 

IN ATTENDANCE: Oriel Danielson, Director, Writer, & Editor

About the Director

Oriel Danielson is a film maker, producer, and television-host based in Stockholm, Sweden. Oriel grew up in Sweden and Israel and fell in love with visual media during high school when he hosted a local, Jerusalem-based television show.

SHORT | 6:28 | US | 2020



A real-time portrait of 2020 unfolds as an Asian-American family in Trump’s rural America fights to keep their restaurant and American dream alive in the face of a pandemic, Neo-Nazis, and generational scars from the Killing Fields.

IN ATTENDANCE: David Siev, Director, and Katarina Vasquez, Producer

About the Director
Following graduation from the University of Michigan, David Siev moved from his rural hometown in Michigan to Los Angeles. After working on a number of television shows, he eventually landed at Jeff Tremaine’s production company, Gorilla Flicks, which would be his home for the years ahead. While his time mentoring under Tremaine, Siev would go on to produce and shoot commercials, tv shows, and films for Gorilla Flicks: including Netflix’s The Dirt & Bad Trip.

David Siev made his directorial debut in 2018 with his award-winning short film, Year Zero. The film has won Best Short awards at the DC Asian American Pacific Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Manhattan International Film Festival, and Hell’s Half-Mile Film Festival.

DOCUMENTARY | 100 min | US | 2022


David Siev


Jude Harris

Diane Moy Quon

David Siev

Katarina Vasquez


Peter Wagner, Rosie Walunas, Danielle S. Kim, Emanuele Michetti


Dawn Bonder, Daniel J. Chalfen, Michael Meinhold, Jeff Tremaine, Marci Wiseman, Shanna Zablow Newton


David Siev


Stephanie Kowal


Nevo Shinaar


Kristen Murray 

  • Type: Documentary Feature
  • Time: September 17, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Venue:Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg
  • Duration:100 minutes