Synopsis: Based on actual events, Robert Kolodny’s SHELTER is the story of Ruven, a Jewish Prisoner who escapes from a Nazi Concentration Camp during work detail and must then survive in the bitter forests of Poland. Ruven must find food, water, and warmth on his own while hiding from German Soldiers. This stream of consciousness work, shows the importance of memory as a basic tool of survival, love as a means to keep warm, and the indomitable human will to survive.
Kolodny and his film 'Shelter' featured in the Asbury Park Press
About the Director: New Jersey born artist and filmmaker, Robert Kolodny is the creator of over 50 short films and video art pieces, receiving widespread acclaim for his work. He has been working in film for the past eleven years. He is the winner of the 2010 National Board of Review Human Spirit Award and a School of Visual Arts Alumni Grant Award, BFA 2010 Film/Video. Most recently Kolodny wrote and edited the short film Dot, which went on to win a New York Women in Film and Television Award, under the direction of Kolodny’s often Producer, Bennett Elliott. Kolodny was also the winner of the 2010 Conscience Circle Avant Garde Video Contest, a finalist in the 2010 Bombshell Film, and a nominee for Best Picture and Best Director at the 2010 Dusty Film and Animation Festival. In addition to his own work, Robert Kolodny has had a long collaboration with Chilen poet and video artist Cecilia Vicuña, creating installations that have appeared in museums and gallery’s in New York City and beyond. Currently Kolodny is working on a feature screen play that he hopes to produce in the coming year.
'Shelter will be screening SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 at the 2010 Manalapan Independent Film Festival. For more information on Robert Kolodny and 'Shelter' please visit http://www.shelterfilm.com.