Deadman Rides Subway

Producer, Director, Editor

The Subway Film Series is a project conceived in 2011 by New York City poet George Wallace and Jack Feldstein, a transplanted neon animation filmmaker from Australia, after Wallace saw Feldstein’s ‘How To Be Romantic In New York’ at the Bowery Poetry Club. Their subsequent collaboration on Walt Whitman‘s ‘Manahatta,’ which was shown at the Angelika for two weeks, led to the duo deciding to pair some of New York’s freshest filmmaking talent with poems from Token Entry: Poems of the NYC Subway (Ed. Gerry LaFemina, Smalls Books, NY, 2012).

Filmmakers in the series include Heather Spilkin (Claude MacKay/Subway Wind), Richard Shpuntoff (George Guida/Manhattan Bound F), Don Cato (Cornelius Eady/Dead Man Rides Subway), Jack Feldstein (Philip Dacey/Subway Services), Peter Haas (George Wallace/Men & Women on the Subway Line) and Gabriel Rodriguez (Cheryl Dumesnil/Q to the 6 train). Rodriguez’ film debuted Sept 7th, 2011 at New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives. The Subway Film Series was screened at countless venues including CUNY Schools all over New York City in 2012 and 2013.  The series was launched in March 2012.

“I  created this project because I see the New York Subway as the great leveler of the city. Rich, Poor, Brown, White, Black, Gender Fluid or Not, all in NYC are encountered on the subway.” Jack Feldstein

Cast & Crew

Dead Man: Howard Davidson
Images: Don Preston Cato & Margo McClellen
Music: Marco Oppedisano
Voice: Katha Cato, Mohammed Syful Islam Milon
Special Thanks: Jack Feldstein, George Wallace & Prelinger Archives
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