new york conservatory productions
In 2019, The New York Conservatory opened a content production company with the goal of showcasing our graduates and their work, and helping to move their careers forward. COVID-19 halted productions in 2020, but we are back in production as of May 2021. New York Conservatory Productions’ projects will include short films, web series and podcasts.
As of June 2021, we are casting for a horror short, Siren, to be directed by well-known genre director Jeremiah Kipp that will shoot in early July. Later this summer, we will shoot Gloria Steinberg. We solicit scripts for 6-10 short films to produce and promote every year–each with a production budget of up to $15,000, and casts comprised exclusively of New York Conservatory graduates. Each film will be entered into 15-20 short film festivals, and will receive a promotional budget.
In August 2019, we released our first short, You Can’t Change Anything About This, written and directed by alum Will Cecil, produced by 186 Productions, a film company started by alum Patrick Stoffer and partner Eric Richardson, and starring 2018 graduates Niamh Quirke and Gage Brunton. The film is available to stream on Amazon Prime, and was entered in sixteen short film festivals and competitions.
Starting in summer 2021, New York Conservatory Productions will accept pitches from graduates for grants of up to $25,000 toward production of original web series. Additional support offered includes free studio space for filming, and promotional and marketing assistance and funding.
Students who complete Web Series class in good standing will be eligible to apply for project funding immediately after graduation.
The New York Conservatory has added a state-of-the-art podcast studio to the campus that is available for use, free of charge, by New York Conservatory alumni whose projects are approved by the production company. Several podcasts are currently being produced under the New York Conservatory Productions umbrella, including Richard Omar’s The Moment Before and alumni Hunter Diaz and Evan Duncan’s Hear No Movie, See No Movie.