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Face2Face is hosted by change maker David Peck and is rooted in casual conversation and intelligent inspiration. David interviews film makers, actors, writers and artists of various kinds and he does it in a fun, thought
Latest Episode3/5/2021

J.D. Salinger, Art & Risk Taking

Ep. 551
Philippe Falardeau and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his touching and thoughtful new film My Salinger Year, context and culture, risk taking, monsters and creativity and artists that move you.TrailerThe film is available to rent or buy on the Apple TV app/iTunes and other VOD platforms.Synopsis:New York in the 90s: After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, Joanna gets hired as an assistant to Margaret, the stoic and old-fashioned literary agent of J. D. Salinger. Fluctuating between poverty and glamour, she spends her days in a plush, wood-panelled office - where dictaphones and typewriters still reign and agents doze off after three-martini lunches - and her nights in a sink-less Brooklyn apartment with her socialist boyfriend.Joanna’s main task is processing Salinger’s voluminous fan mail, but as she reads the heart- wrenching letters from around the world, she becomes reluctant to send the agency’s impersonal standard letter and impulsively begins personalizing the responses. The results are both humorous and moving, as Joanna, while using the great writer’s voice, begins to discover her own.About Philippe:Falardeau was born and raised in Hull, Quebec and later studied political science at the University of Ottawa, before travelling around the world for the Quebec competitive television seriesCourse Destination Monde, on which he emerged as the Grand Prize winner.His first feature film,The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge (La Moitié gauche du frigo) which won Best Canadian First Feature at the 2000Toronto International Film Festival and received a Best Screenplay nomination at the Quebec-based Jutra Awards.Falardeau received much press attention following the release of his 2011 film Monsieur Lazhar. The film premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award and the Variety Piazza Grande Award. The film was nominated for Best Foreign language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, and also won six Canadian Screen Awards. AtRotten Tomatoes the film holds a rating of 97%, based on 110 reviews and an average rating of 8.1/10.In 2014 he directed the film The Good Lie, which stars Reese Witherspoonand premiered at the 2014 Toronto Internaiotnl Film festival to positive reviews.My Salinger Year starring opened the 70th Berlin International Film Festival and stars Sigourney Weaver, Margaret Qualley and Colm Feore and isadapted from Joanna Rakoff’s memoirs about working in New York’s literary world during the late 1990s.Image Copyright and Credit: Microscope and Mongrel Media.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.
3/5/2021

J.D. Salinger, Art & Risk Taking

Ep. 551
Philippe Falardeau and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his touching and thoughtful new film My Salinger Year, context and culture, risk taking, monsters and creativity and artists that move you.TrailerThe film is available to rent or buy on the Apple TV app/iTunes and other VOD platforms.Synopsis:New York in the 90s: After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, Joanna gets hired as an assistant to Margaret, the stoic and old-fashioned literary agent of J. D. Salinger. Fluctuating between poverty and glamour, she spends her days in a plush, wood-panelled office - where dictaphones and typewriters still reign and agents doze off after three-martini lunches - and her nights in a sink-less Brooklyn apartment with her socialist boyfriend.Joanna’s main task is processing Salinger’s voluminous fan mail, but as she reads the heart- wrenching letters from around the world, she becomes reluctant to send the agency’s impersonal standard letter and impulsively begins personalizing the responses. The results are both humorous and moving, as Joanna, while using the great writer’s voice, begins to discover her own.About Philippe:Falardeau was born and raised in Hull, Quebec and later studied political science at the University of Ottawa, before travelling around the world for the Quebec competitive television seriesCourse Destination Monde, on which he emerged as the Grand Prize winner.His first feature film,The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge (La Moitié gauche du frigo) which won Best Canadian First Feature at the 2000Toronto International Film Festival and received a Best Screenplay nomination at the Quebec-based Jutra Awards.Falardeau received much press attention following the release of his 2011 film Monsieur Lazhar. The film premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award and the Variety Piazza Grande Award. The film was nominated for Best Foreign language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, and also won six Canadian Screen Awards. AtRotten Tomatoes the film holds a rating of 97%, based on 110 reviews and an average rating of 8.1/10.In 2014 he directed the film The Good Lie, which stars Reese Witherspoonand premiered at the 2014 Toronto Internaiotnl Film festival to positive reviews.My Salinger Year starring opened the 70th Berlin International Film Festival and stars Sigourney Weaver, Margaret Qualley and Colm Feore and isadapted from Joanna Rakoff’s memoirs about working in New York’s literary world during the late 1990s.Image Copyright and Credit: Microscope and Mongrel Media.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.
2/26/2021

Richard Jenkins & The Last Shift

Ep. 550
Richard Jenkins and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his delightful new film The Last Shift, simplicity, connecting with a script, context and complications, emotional intelligence, and why there are no magic endings.TrailerWatch the film on Google Play, YouTube and Amazon Prime.Synopsis:Stanley (Richard Jenkins), an aging fast-food worker, plans to call it quits after 38 years on the graveyard shift at Oscar’s Chicken and Fish. His last weekend takes a turn while training his replacement, Jevon (Shane Paul McGhie), a talented but stalled young writer whose provocative politics keep landing him in trouble.These two who share little in common are brought together through circumstance. Stanley, a high school dropout who has watched his life pass by his drive-through window, proudly details the nuances of the job. While Jevon, a columnist who’s too smart to be flipping patties, contends their labor is being exploited. A flicker of camaraderie sparks during the long overnight hours in a quiet kitchen.About Richard Jenkins:Born in DeKalb, Illinois,Richard Jenkins has built up an impressive list of credits since he began working as an actor in 1980. Yet with all his credits, Jenkins has remained strictly in supporting roles. After his first feature film, the sci-fi dramaThe Falls, Jenkins landed work in a number of TV movies. In 1985 he returned to features, landing small roles in various films such asSilverado, Witches of Eastwick and Little Nikita.From 1985 to 1994, Jenkins found television more profitable, and spent most of his time working in mini-series and television movies. It was in this arena that he finally found starring roles in films such asInto Thin Air: Death on Everest, And the Band Played OnandThe Boys Next Door.This led to supporting roles in various large budget films such as Flirting with Disaster, Absolute Power, There’s Something About Mary, The Mod Squad, Flirting with Disaster, Snow Falling on Cedars, Random Hearts, Me Myself and Irene and Say It Isn’t So.In 2001 he landed the recurring role of Nate Fisher, Sr. in HBO's television seriesSix Feet Under. He continues to appear in major motion pictures such as The Cores with Hilary Swank, Shall We Dance with Richard Gere, North Country with Charlize Theron and The Cabin in the Woods with Chris Hemsworth.More recently, he's played roles in Darling Companion alongside Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline, Killing Them Softly, co-starring Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini and in Jack Reacher opposite Tom Cruise.In 2009, he received his first Academy Award nomination, for his work in The Visitor. He received his second for The Shape of Water, in the Supporting Actor category, in addition to a Golden Globe nomination.Prior to the start of the coronavirus pandemic, he completed the starring role in the feature film The Last Shift, about a fast-food worker who's finally retiring and has to train his young replacement.(With credit to tribute.ca)Image Copyright and Credit: Sony Pictures.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.
2/17/2021

Watson, Whales & Courage

Ep. 549
Paul Watson and Face2face host David Peck talk about Watson, protest, shipwrecks and the environment, whale oil and weapons, Sun Tzu, The Art of War, courage and action, interdependence and lessons learned from indigenous cultures.TrailerWatch the film here on The Impact Series.And for more info about Sea Shepherd and the work Paul does head here.Synopsis:Co-founder of Greenpeace and founder of Sea Shepherd, Captain PaulWatsonhas spent 40 years fighting to end the destruction of the ocean's wildlife and its habitat and like a crime-fighting superhero of the high seas, Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson has spent his life sailing the globe to keep our oceans and their inhabitants safe.Blending revealing contemporary interviews with Watson, archival clips of Sea Shepherd's dramatic encounters, and spectacular underwater nature footage, Lesley Chilcott paints a portrait of a man willing to put his own life and liberty at risk in a relentless quest to protect the oceans and the marine life within.(With credit and thanks to Rotten Tomatoes)About Paul:Captain Paul Watson is a marine wildlife conservation and environmental activist. Watson was one of the founding members and directors of Greenpeace. In 1977, he left Greenpeace and founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. A renowned speaker, accomplished author, master mariner, and lifelong environmentalist, Watson has been awarded many honors for his dedication to the oceans and to the planet.Among many commendations for his work, he received the Genesis Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1998, was named as one of the Top 20 Environmental Heroes of the 20th Century by Time Magazine in 2000 and was inducted into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame in Washington D.C. in 2002. He was also awarded the Amazon Peace Prize by the president of Ecuador in 2007.In 2012, Captain Watson became only the second person after Captain Jacques Cousteau to be awarded the Jules Verne Award, dedicated to environmentalists and adventurers. In 2019 he was awarded a commendation from Governor Ned Lamont from the State of Connecticut for “50 years as an environmental conservation activist”.Image Copyright and Credit: Paul Watson and The Impact Series.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.
2/12/2021

Minor Miracles, Truth & Journalism

Ep. 548
Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Face2Face host David Peck talk about minor miracles, conduits for truth, journalism, craft and art, humility and openness, Immanuel Kant and the ethics of engagement.Human Rights Watch Festival - February 18th to 22 - 2021Get your tickets here: The annualToronto Human Rights Watch Film Festivalbrings human stories to life in a manner that empowers the audience to demand justice for all.By using film as a medium, Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival aims to bring awareness to human rights issues in a way that is easily understandable and provides the viewer with the knowledge to advocate for change. Join us and the vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.For more info about Human Rights Watch head here.About Jennifer & Nick:Jennifer Baichwal Jennifer Baichwal was born in Montréal and grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. She studied philosophy and theology at McGill University, receiving an M.A. in 1994, supported by a McGill Major Fellowship and an FCAR Master’s Scholarship.Baichwal has been directing and producing documentaries for 25 years. Among other films, installations and lens-based projects, she has made 10 feature documentaries which have played all over the world and won multiple awards nationally and internationally.Baichwal, along with her partner Nicholas de Pencier, was commissioned in 2003-4 to make forty short films on artists who have been supported over the past four decades by the Ontario Arts Council. These include writer Michael Ondaatje, artist Michael Snow, pianist Eve Egoyan and playwright Judith Thompson, and are in periodic rotation on TVOntario. The collection received a 2006 Gemini nomination for Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program or Series.Baichwal’s most recent collaboration with de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky is The Anthropocene Project. It includes a major touring exhibition which debuted simultaneously at the Art Gallery of Ontario and National Gallery of Canada and is currently travelling around the world. The feature documentary film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch premiered at TIFF 2018, played Sundance and the Berlinale, and was released theatrically in Canada by Mongrel Media and in the U.S. by Kino Lorber in September 2019, and is now in international release. The film won the Toronto Film Critics Association prize for Best Canadian Film, and a Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Feature. The Anthropocene Project also includes an art book published by Steidl, and an educational program in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. For more information visit theanthropocene.org.She is currently in development on several projects, and in production for a feature documentary on global insect collapse.Nicholas:Nicholas de Pencier is a Director, Producer, and Director of Photography working in documentary and video installation. He is President of Mercury Films Inc., the Toronto-based production company he shares with his partner, Jennifer Baichwal.Aside from his work in factual series, de Pencier’s director credits include the feature documentary Four Wings and a Prayer, about the migration of the Monarch butterfly which won the Grand Prix Pariscience, the Banff Rockie Award for best Wildlife and Natural History Program, the Jules Verne Nature Award, and was nominated for Geminis for best Science Documentary, Best Cinematography and Best Direction in addition to an Emmy nomination for the PBS NOVA version (called The Incredible Journey of the Butterfly). In 2004 de Pencier was nominated for a Gemini for Best Direction for his performance film Streetcar, while the film’s lead, Peter Chin, won for Best Performance. His 2016 feature documentary Black Code about internet censorship and surveillance around the world which he directed, produced and shot, premiered at TIFF and was released theatrically in Canada in 2017.As a cinematographer, de Pencier has shot many factual TV series and documentaries for the CBC, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic and History. A detailed Director of Photography CV can be found at www.mercuryfilms.ca. In 2010 he shot the documentary adaptation of Payback, Margaret Atwood's Massey Lecture on debt, which was selected for Sundance, 2012 and released theatrically in Canada and the U.S. De Pencier was admitted as a full member to the Canadian Society of Cinematographers in 2012.With Baichwal, he is the co-director and DOP of Long Time Running, a feature documentary on the Tragically Hip’s iconic Man Machine Poem tour from the summer of 2016, which premiered as a gala presentation at TIFF 2017, was subsequently released by Elevation Pictures, and broadcast by Bell and Netflix.ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch, is another collaboration with Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky where de Pencier was Co-Director, Director of Photography and Producer. It includes a feature documentary, book, and museum exhibition, and was a Special Presentation at TIFF, and was released in the fall of 2018 with simultaneous Museum Exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada before heading to Sundance, Berlin and major festivals around the world. The film won the Toronto Film Critics Association for Best Canadian Film, and Ted Rogers Award for Best Documentary as well as the Best Cinematography Award at the Canadian Screen Awards, in addition to the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Robert Brooks Award for Documentary Cinematography.He is a past president of the board of directors of Charles Street Video, a former member of Rogers Industry Advisory Group at TIFF, and currently sits on the boards of The Toronto Chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada and the Hot Docs Festival.Image Copyright and Credit: Mercury Films.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.
2/10/2021

The Mimic, Sociopaths & Febreeze

Ep. 547
Thomas Sadoski, Thomas Mazziotti and Face2face host David Peck talk about The Mimic, socio-paths, loss, the old school, mental health issues, rapid fire dialogue, and why you need to keep ringing the bell.TrailerFind out more about the film here.Synopsis:Based on a true story, this clever, intriguing, and hyperbolic comedy follows the main character - the Narrator (Thomas Sadoski) who is befriended by his young new neighbor 'the Kid’ (Jake Robinson), after he joins the local newspaper team. Obsessed with the idea that the Kid may be a sociopath, the Narrator goes to extreme lengths to uncover the truth about him and his wife, a woman he ultimately begins to fancy.Between long walks down the street, a twisted dinner date, and a car drive gone terribly wrong, the Narrator gets closer and closer to the truth about the Kid. But the truth, as he finds, is anything but what he expected. "Sociopaths have been portrayed as a shady bunch up until now. Inspired by true events, this confrontational comedy explores the uncharted territory of the lighter side of a sociopath,” says Mazziotti. “I applaud Gravitas Ventures introducing audiences to an alternate character dynamic which has yet to be portrayed under comedic scrutiny on screen, yet he lives among us all.”About Thomas and Thomas:Thomas Sadoski will next star in the upcoming CBS series Tommy, which stars Edie Falco as the first female chief of police for Los Angeles. Equal parts political, procedural, and family drama, Tommy comes from Paul Attanasio, the creator of Bull and Homicide: Life on the Street. On the big screen, he was most recently featured alongside Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried in The Last Word, directed by Mark Pellington, and reprised his role as Jimmy in John Wick: Chapter Two, starring Keanu Reeves. He will next star in the independent comedy The Mimic, which also stars Jake Robinson, Gina Gershon and Jessica Walter, and will soon begin production opposite Lucy Liu in the romance drama, The Last Weekend in May, for director Matthew Lillard.A veteran of the stage, Sadoski most recently starred in the Public Theater production of the new Suzan-Lori Parks play, White Noise, directed by Oskar Eustis with Daveed Diggs. Over the course of his stage career, he has starred in and earned raves for his performances in a wide variety of Broadway and off-Broadway productions. His most recent New York stage appearance was opposite Amanda Seyfried in the off-Broadway production of Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By. His previous collaboration with LaBute on reasons to be pretty earned Sadoski a nomination for a Tony Award in the Leading Actor Category, as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations. Sadoski’s other Broadway credits include Other Desert Cities for which he won an Obie Award, The House of Blue Leaves with Ben Stiller and Edie Falco, and Reckless, his Broadway debut opposite Mary-Louise Parker.Off-Broadway credits include Sam Mendes’s Bridge Project productions of As You Like It and The Tempest, Becky Shaw for which he won a Lucille Lortel Award, This is Our Youth with Mark Ruffalo, the world premiere of Elizabeth Merriweather’s The Mistakes Madeline Made, Gemini, Stay, Where We’re Born, Jump/Cut, All This Intimacy, and The General From America.Sadoski’s film credits include the critically-acclaimed film I Smile Back with Sarah Silverman and Josh Charles, the award-winning John Marc Vallee film Wild with Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, John Wick with Keanu Reeves, Take Care with Leslie Bibb, and many others.In addition to his role as Don Keefer on HBO’s Golden Globe-nominated Aaron Sorkin series The Newsroom and the hit CBS comedy Life in Pieces, his television credits include the NBC mini-series, The Slap, a recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and guest starring roles on and Ugly Betty, Law & Order: Criminal Intent. A graduate of Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City, Sadoski has worked extensively to help develop new theatrical works at New Dramatists, The Lark, The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and the Sundance Institute.In his free time, he works closely with the organizations INARA and War Child, which work to support children affected by war. Sadoski resides in Los Angeles.Thomas Mazziotti started in television production at WPIX in New York before graduating both from college and into filmmaking at the same time. He attended the International Film and Television Workshops in Maine, as well as, Laguna Beach, CA.His first effort, The Beep, a 20-minute short film about a killer answering machine received theatrical distribution in N.Y. and L.A. due to a Fast Track article in New York magazine. This attention enabled him to option a play by Neil Bell performed at Playwrights Horizons in N.Y. and bring Sidney Lumet's producer on board to oversee the project. Undertow opened theatrically in N.Y. and garnished much attention due to its controversial subject matter of a young policeman entrapping a gay congressman on videotape. It stars Peter Dobson from Last Exit to Brooklyn.Tom then turned his attention to comedy and optioned a Canadian short story by Peter Sellers. Charlie Hoboken opened theatrically in N.Y. and stars Jennifer Esposito, Amanda Peet, Austin Pendleton, and Tovah Feldshuh. It tells the story of a fast-talking insurance salesman that makes ends meet by being a part-time hit man. The Mimic is Tom's third feature and first original screenplay. Based on a recent true story that happened to him, it reunited him with Austin Pendleton after 20 years. The stylized vision and rapid-fire dialogue enabled him to attract an all-star cast with strong theatrical backgrounds making it possible to shoot fourteen pages of dialogue in one day.Image Copyright and Credit: Thomas Mazziotti and Circus Road Films.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.
2/4/2021

Empathy, Fear and Immigration

Ep. 546
Pier-Phillippe Chevigny and Face2Face host David Peck talk about Rebel, social issues, extreme militant groups, empathy, fear and education, nature versus nurture, listening to each other and why he has faith in the next generation.TrailerFind out more about the film here.Watch it now! Here on Vimeo. Synopsis:Alex, a six-year-old boy from Quebec, is oblivious to the thousands of refugees entering Canada illegally to avoid deportation.Yet when his father takes him along to a vigilante patrol in the woods to hunt out trespassing migrants, something inside him tells him to rebel.Director Pier-Phillippe Chevigny’sRebel was inspired by true events. When thousands of illegal immigrants flooded into Canada from the US in 2017, Quebec’s right-wing groups went on the attack.This live-action short film has been making its mark on the film world having been selected for numerous world-class festivals including TIFF, Busan, Regard, Namur, and Vladivostok.This topical film won numerous awards including the Audience Awards at DC Shorts, Best Short Film Award at the Tirana International Film Festival, and the Golden Spike Award for Best Short Film at the Social World Film Festival.About Pier-Phillippe:Pier-Philippe Chevigny is a young filmmaker from Montreal, Quebec. His films share a common signature, combining socio-political subject matter with suspenseful writing and intense, often frantic camerawork. For the past few years, his short film have garnered international attention, with Tala scoring a deal with European broadcaster ARTE and Vétérane selected in numerous prestigious festival including Winterthur and Mecal Pro.With his latest short Rebel competing at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, Pier-Philippe is currently finishing the script for his first feature length movie.He is set to direct his first feature film Richelieu in 2021, a project developed at the TIFF Filmmaker Lab and selected both at the prestigious Berlinale Co-Production Market and at the Los Cabos’ GFFF Market. He is also developing the script to Arsenal, another feature film project that ranked as a finalist to SFFILM’s Rainin Grant.Image Copyright and Credit: Pier-Phillippe Chevigny and h264 films.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.
1/28/2021

Violation, Trust & Relationships

Ep. 545
Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli and Face2face host David Peck talk about their unsettling new film Violation, trust and dysfunctional relationships, catharsis, time and the healing of wounds and how the past informs how we see each other.TrailerFind out more about the film hereSynopsis:Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli’s deeply disturbing debut feature is a chilling, gruesome portrait of trust, loyalty, and sibling rivalry. The film pulls the audience through a dark portal into a PTSD memory smash and untangles a sticky web of trauma and resentment. Combining lush aesthetics and heartbreaking violence, VIOLATION is a turbulent, dreamy, feminist revenge fable that creates an intimate cataclysm of bloody and inevitable retribution.With her marriage about to implode, Miriam returns to her hometown to seek solace in the comfort of her younger sister and brother-in-law. But one evening a tiny slip in judgement leads to a catastrophic betrayal, leaving Miriam shocked, reeling, and furious. Believing her sister to be in danger, Miriam decides she must protect her at all costs, but the price of revenge is high and she is not prepared for the toll it takes as she begins to emotionally and psychologically unravel.About Madeleine Sims-Fewer & Dusty Mancinelli - Writers, Producers, DirectorsMadeleine and Dusty met at the 2015 TIFF Talent Lab and experienced an instant convergence of minds, quickly joining forces as a filmmaking team.Highly focused on a naturalistic performance style and visual aesthetic, their films explore gender politics, selfishness, and abuse of power. Their short film Slap Happy screened at BFI London Film Festival, VIFF and Slamdance, among others. Their second short Woman in Stall won the Jury Award for Narrative Student Short at the Austin Film Festival and the Narrative Shorts Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance, and their most recent short Chubby premiered at Telluride and won an Honourable Mention for outstanding acting at Slamdance and the Silver Dragon for Best Directing at Krakow.Violation is their first feature film.Image Copyright and Credit: DM Films.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.