KCRW'S TREATMENT

September, 2015

 

 

Filmmaker Magazine Interview

December 2012

 

JONAH MARKOWITZ,  START AT THE END



Synopsis: Start at The End explores the similarities between the family we are born into and the one we create. The story begins with an accident that results in a happily childless gay couple becoming caretakers of their teenage niece and nephew. As grief catapults all four onto seemingly individual paths of despair and discovery, the inherent bond of family turns these journeys into a shared one. The film explores the struggle of a couple whose desire to provide love and support for the children that have been entrusted to them has no connection to the emulation of a mainstream lifestyle.

​San Francisco Film Society Announces New Residents Coming to FilmHouse

Five New Filmmaking Teams to Join Thriving Creative Community in Free Production Office Space for Residencies Beginning February 2013
 

12/6/2012
 

The San Francisco Film Society announced today the filmmakers who have been awarded FilmHouse Residencies starting in February 2013. This innovative program, made possible by the generous support of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation with additional support from the San Francisco Film Commission, supports independent filmmaking by making office space available free of charge for six- or twelve-month residencies to independent filmmakers actively engaged in various stages of film production. In addition to office space, FilmHouse residents benefit from a robust guest speaker series, featuring lectures and presentations by leading industry professionals; resident-led workshops and work-in-progress screenings; access to the Film Society's Professional Development classes; individual project consultation with SFFS Executive Director and acclaimed producer Ted Hope; and numerous other community-building programs and events. A major component of the Film Society's Filmmaker360 program, FilmHouse functions as a vibrant workshop and creative hub for filmmakers of all stripes. The newest incoming residents are working in many different styles and genres and in varied stages of production.

 
 
​ AWARDS
​Artist Residency
San Francisco Film Society - Film House

20TH GLADD Media Awards
Shelter - Outstanding FIlm - Limited Release
HBO Outstanding First Dramatic FeatureShelter - Outfest 2007

Scion Director's Award
Shelter - Philly Intl LGBT Film Festival
Audience  Awards  for Best Feature:Shelter - Vancouver Queer Film FestivalMix Brasil Film and Video FestivalSeattle Lesbian & Gay Film FestivalMelbourne Queer Film Festival
Tampa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Audience Awards for Best Feature:
Long Island G & L Film FestivalDallas OUT TAKES
Best New DirectorSeattle Lesbian & Gay Film FestivalPhiladelphia Intl Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
 
Sundance Film Festival 2007
Quinceanera - Jury and Audience Award Best Feature