[Text by Andrew McFarland]
[Photos by Casey Kelbaugh & Winston Struye]
The Slideluck team was thrilled to bring-it-all back home to kick-off their first 2015 event in our hometown of New York. SLIDELUCK Shortshow was a special night and a first for us. This show was all about the shorts. From micro-documentaries to fiction to animation, we featured just video work for this very special Slideluck at the gorgeous, new MEET on CHRYSTIE in the Lower East Side. To curate this show, we teamed up with Bond/360 to bring Slideluckers the very best in today’s video content.
The potluck was bountiful with the kitchen island at MEET overflowing with food as folks arrived. Some highlights included a sweet tarte aux pommes, a delectable curry chicken salad, and a fluffy frittata. In addition to a potluck dish, we ask folks to contribute canned goods for the nearby Bowery Mission. By the end of the night, we’d amassed about 100 pounds of donations! Attendees made themselves at home, grabbed a Brooklyn Lager and a friend, and claimed a comfy sofa seat.
The slideshow featured 17 unforgettable short videos & films, including Kambui Olujimi’s crowd-pleasing stop-motion piece, Alex Engel’s clever tribute to living with roommates, and Andrew Zuchero’s head-exploding horror flick. After the show, we all joined in wishing Kambui a happy birthday. We finished off the night at Wise Men on the Bowery. Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors – Bond/360, MEET on CHRYSTIE, Souverain, Tito’s Vodka, and Brooklyn Brewery! You all rock our socks.