Gift Horse: Inside New York Art

Gift Horse: Inside New York Art Human Features Film, LLC is a production company directed by Jeffrey Wengrofsky that makes feature-length movies. Our first film, The Song of Hiawatha, is a documentary film about the American counterculture as lived by Hiawatha Bailey.

Human Features Film is a company dedicated to making feature-length films about how humans and all the crazy stuff they do. Our first film, The Song of Hiawatha, is in production. www.humanfeaturesfilm.com

Operating as usual

Gift Horse has been working behind the scenes with the CDC and Gift Horse Magazine (UK) to publish this article to relie...
03/31/2020
Blood Sacrifice in Birmingham: Fingertips at the Crossroads - Trebuchet Magazine

Gift Horse has been working behind the scenes with the CDC and Gift Horse Magazine (UK) to publish this article to relieve you of boredom (or worse). Enjoy! https://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/blood-sacrifice-in-birmingham-fingertips-at-the-crossroads/?fbclid=IwAR2J9D-GzQX6itFs9m3QJVGbYytCUq0Xy7zgW5WdPLUyXSHpXYs7abFn4Cw

Tony Iommi would never work again in a factory in Birmingham or anywhere else, instead devoting the rest of his life to spreading the word of the Devil.

GIFT HORSE has not forgotten about you. No way! We've been working behind the scenes with the CDC and London's Cold Lips...
03/29/2020
I Lost The Pudding

GIFT HORSE has not forgotten about you. No way! We've been working behind the scenes with the CDC and London's Cold Lips Magazine to publish a little story to relieve your boredom (or worse). It ain't a cure, but it's what we've got! Wishing you well ! Stay safe ! https://coldlips.co.uk/2020/03/29/i-lost-the-pudding/

“If you’re going all the way to Brooklyn, be sure to pick up a potato pudding, like last time.”

Secrets of Inner Space is a festival of short films examining our inner worlds via films from Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Sao ...
02/16/2020

Secrets of Inner Space is a festival of short films examining our inner worlds via films from Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam, LA, Miami, and NYC. The first screening SOLD OUT, it is being offered an encore presentation Thursday, Feb 27, 7:30, at Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC). $15. https://www.facebook.com/events/2639282622967036/?active_tab=about

Secrets of Inner Space will turn you inside out with short films about mind, body, blood and/or spirit at Film Noir (122...
01/22/2020

Secrets of Inner Space will turn you inside out with short films about mind, body, blood and/or spirit at Film Noir (122 Messerole Ave, Brooklyn) on Saturday, February 1, at 9pm. $15 with complimentary beverage. 2020. https://www.facebook.com/events/2399635246813038/

Secrets of Inner Space - short films about mind, body, blood, and spirit will screen on Saturday, February 1st at 9pm. F...
01/21/2020

Secrets of Inner Space - short films about mind, body, blood, and spirit will screen on Saturday, February 1st at 9pm. Film Noir Cinema, 122 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn. $15 with complimentary beverage (wine, beer, water, soda). Films chosen are from NYC, Brazil, Japan, Germany, England, France, California, Florida, and even Brooklyn. Advanced tickets are now on sale: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secrets-of-inner-space-tickets-88979805995

Secrets of Inner Space is a short film festival dedicated to exploring MIND, BODY, BLOOD, and SPIRIT. It will premiere o...
01/07/2020

Secrets of Inner Space is a short film festival dedicated to exploring MIND, BODY, BLOOD, and SPIRIT. It will premiere on Saturday, February 1st at Film Noir Cinema in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. See you in the cinema !

Secrets of Inner Space is SEEKING your short film (less than 20 minutes) about MIND, BODY, BLOOD, or SPIRIT until Jan. 5...
12/06/2019

Secrets of Inner Space is SEEKING your short film (less than 20 minutes) about MIND, BODY, BLOOD, or SPIRIT until Jan. 5th. SCREENING on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at FIlm Noir Cinema in Brooklyn. Share with a filmmaker you think you might love. https://filmfreeway.com/SecretsofINNERSPACE

Secrets of the Dead 2019 at Film Noir was completely sold out. See you at Secrets of Inner Space, February 1, 2020, 9 pm...
11/07/2019

Secrets of the Dead 2019 at Film Noir was completely sold out. See you at Secrets of Inner Space, February 1, 2020, 9 pm.,Film Noir Cinema, 122 Meserole, Greenpoint, Brooklyn !! Submit your 5-10 minute film on blood, spirit, mind, or body thru the end of 2020 https://filmfreeway.com/SecretsofINNERSPACE

TONIGHT at 8pm !! Secrets of the Dead Film Festival will explore DEATH, life's greatest mystery and greatest certainty, ...
11/02/2019
Film Noir Cinema

TONIGHT at 8pm !! Secrets of the Dead Film Festival will explore DEATH, life's greatest mystery and greatest certainty, in cinema. Ten short films (5-20 minutes) are being selected to screen at Cinema Film Noir in Brooklyn, a converted funeral parlor, on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The event will include two brief sets of music and mystic poetry from Jason O'Toole and Alec K. Redfearn.

Secrets of the Dead includes these short films: London May (formerly of Samhain with Glenn Danzig) offers us “Brutal Realty;” Chris Roe (former manager of George Romero) has offered us “A Tale of Two Sisters” featuring Traci Lords in a dramatic role; professional dominatrix and Satanist Lena Marquise will teach us “Control;” Greek animator Theodoris Sarafis will give us a glimpse of "The Life of Death"; George Petros, former editor of Juxtapoz Magazine, and digital pioneer Robert Lund give us a tour of the “Ghost Museum;” Brian Ratigan’s “Death Archive” will open for us a portal to the other side; Peter Meng will bring us into Dante's inferno; Rachel Amodeo’s “Rest in Peace” gives unto the dead their just due; and Larry Wessel’s investigation of “Santeria” will expose many secrets of the grave.

Q and A will follow screening with: Secrets curator Jeffrey Wengrofsky as well as Rachel Amodeo, Peter Meng, George Petros & Robert Lund.

Tickets are $15 and it comes with a FREE BEER or soft drink. 21+ w ID only
FILM NOIR - 122 Meserole Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

TONIGHT at 8pm !! Secrets of the Dead Film Festival will explore DEATH, life's greatest mystery and greatest certainty, ...
11/02/2019

TONIGHT at 8pm !! Secrets of the Dead Film Festival will explore DEATH, life's greatest mystery and greatest certainty, in cinema. Ten short films (5-20 minutes) are being selected to screen at Cinema Film Noir in Brooklyn, a converted funeral parlor, on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The event will include two brief sets of music and mystic poetry from Jason O'Toole and Alec K. Redfearn.

Secrets of the Dead includes these short films: London May (formerly of Samhain with Glenn Danzig) offers us “Brutal Realty;” Chris Roe (former manager of George Romero) has offered us “A Tale of Two Sisters” featuring Traci Lords in a dramatic role; professional dominatrix and Satanist Lena Marquise will teach us “Control;” Greek animator Thodoris Sarafis will give us a glimpse of "The Life of Death"; George Petros, former editor of Juxtapoz Magazine, and digital pioneer Robert Lund give us a tour of the “Ghost Museum;” Brian Ratigan’s “Death Archive” will open for us a portal to the other side; Peter Meng will bring us into Dante's inferno; Rachel Amodeo’s “Rest in Peace” gives unto the dead their just due; and Larry Wessel’s investigation of “Santeria” will expose many secrets of the grave.

Q and A will follow screening with: Secrets curator Jeffrey Wengrofsky as well as Rachel Amodeo, Peter Meng, George Petros & Robert Lund.

OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE:
https://www.filmnoircinema.com/…/2…/11/2/secrets-of-the-dead
TICKETS:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secrets-of-the-dead-tickets-75…

Tickets are $15 and it comes with a FREE BEER or soft drink.
There will be an after party. at an undisclosed Brooklyn location.
21+ w ID only

Syndicate director Jeffrey Wengrofsky with James Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) at the premiere of The Forgivenes...
07/10/2019

Syndicate director Jeffrey Wengrofsky with James Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) at the premiere of The Forgiveness of Judith Malina at Anthology Film Archives. Additional NYC screenings have not yet been announced. http://www.humansyndicate.com/judith-malina/

Gift Horse: Inside New York Art
03/19/2019

Gift Horse: Inside New York Art

OPEN CALL FOR FILMS: Secrets of INNER SPACE will accept your short (5-10) minute film about mind, body, blood and/or spi...
03/11/2019
Secrets of Inner Space Film Festival (New York City and Berkeley)

OPEN CALL FOR FILMS: Secrets of INNER SPACE will accept your short (5-10) minute film about mind, body, blood and/or spirit through the end of 2019 for a festival in NYC, Brooklyn, and at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival in 2020. Please share with a filmmaker you love.https://filmfreeway.com/SecretsofINNERSPACE

The Secrets Film Festival is an annual event in NYC, Brooklyn, and Berkeley featuring short films centered around a common theme. Over the past five years, ...

The Syndicate's film, "Getting Out of Bed with Richard Foreman," will be screened this Thursday, February 14 at 8:00pm. ...
02/12/2019

The Syndicate's film, "Getting Out of Bed with Richard Foreman," will be screened this Thursday, February 14 at 8:00pm. Secrets of the Heart is a program of ten short films about love culled from 340 international submissions. Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn). Tickets are $15 and includes a complimentary choice of beverage (wine, beer, water, soda, seltzer). 21+ w ID.

Secrets of Outer Space is a festival of short films about space, extra-terrestrial life and alternative dimensions. It f...
01/27/2019

Secrets of Outer Space is a festival of short films about space, extra-terrestrial life and alternative dimensions. It features ten short films selected from over two hundred international submissions. The festival will premiere at the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street, Manhattan) on Jan 29 and will subsequently screen at Film Noir Cinema on February 9th and at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival later this year. Here's a choice write-up our last festival received in Film Threat: http://filmthreat.com/features/secrets-of-the-deep-film-festival-as-traveling-sideshow/

01/04/2019

Official selections for Secrets of Outer Space will soon be announced. Event to be held on January 29th at the Gene Frankel Theatre (Manhattan), Film Noir Cinema (Brooklyn) on February 8th, and at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival later in 2019.(Additional locations and dates to be announced.) (

Secrets of Outer Space will explore SPACE TRAVEL, TIME TRAVEL, EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL LIFE, and ALTERNATIVE DIMENSIONS. Ten f...
09/26/2018

Secrets of Outer Space will explore SPACE TRAVEL, TIME TRAVEL, EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL LIFE, and ALTERNATIVE DIMENSIONS. Ten films, each between 5 and 10 minutes long, will be selected among narrative, music video, documentary, animated, and experimental submissions. ANY GENRE CONSIDERED. All submissions are welcome.

Film Threat has now run a feature article on the Secrets series: http://filmthreat.com/features/secrets-of-the-deep-film-festival-as-traveling-sideshow/

As featured in The Culture Trip: https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/new-york/articles/experience-dream-life-films-new-yorks-gene-frankel-theatre/

And in Cold Lips Magazine from England: https://coldlips.co.uk/2018/02/18/%F0%9F%92%A5cold-lips-iii-nyc-%F0%9F%92%A5/

Secrets of the Deep will screen dream-infused films by: Douglas Hart (Jesus and Mary Chain), British vocalist She Rocola...
01/11/2018

Secrets of the Deep will screen dream-infused films by: Douglas Hart (Jesus and Mary Chain), British vocalist She Rocola, Joe Whitney (Flaming Stars), Kirsty Allison* (Cold Lips Mag, UK), Scottish rocker Gil de Ray* (Vagrant Lovers), twice Emmy Award nominated actor Emily O’Brien, Stephen Rutterford* (NYC), Vincius Santos (Brazil), Liz Tabish* (Texas), Russian animator Olga Guse (Berlin), record producer (Strokes, Regina Spektor) Gordon Raphael (Berlin), and Jeffrey Wengrofsky* (NYC). Secrets of the Deep at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond St, NYC, Thursday, January 25 at 8:00pm, $15 tickets to BENEFIT the Gene Frankel. (* director in attendance)

Cold Lips Magazine has just published a review of Gail Thacker's exciting photography show at Daniel Cooney Fine Art (50...
12/09/2017
The Forty-Year Polaroid by Jeffrey Wengrofsky

Cold Lips Magazine has just published a review of Gail Thacker's exciting photography show at Daniel Cooney Fine Art (508 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001). The show is up until December 22nd. Check it out: https://coldlips.co.uk/2017/12/09/the-forty-year-polaroid-by-jeffrey-wengrofsky/

“If you ask me, I think everything happened in 1980, but a lot happened in a short period of time,” muses Thacker, whose own recollections are a bit mottled by having lived through it all. Gail Tha…

Over the past week, Secrets of the Deep: Dreams on Film, has received 140 films via FilmFreeway and 50 films via WIhtout...
12/06/2017
Secrets of the Deep: Dreams on Film

Over the past week, Secrets of the Deep: Dreams on Film, has received 140 films via FilmFreeway and 50 films via WIhtoutabox. Here are the Film Freeway stats:
Last 7 Days 139 Total This Season 163
Secrets of the Deep will be accepting your most dreamy 5-10 minute short film submissions thru January 2, 2018. The festival will be on January 25, 2018 at the historic Gene Frankel Theatre in lower Manhattan.

A third of our lives is lost in sleep. Whether understood as a form of foreknowledge, a portal to a metaphysical plane, or a domain of psychological desubli...

SECRETS of the Deep: DREAMS ON FILM seeks 5 to 10 minute films about dreaming, featuring dreams, or films that are dream...
09/13/2017

SECRETS of the Deep: DREAMS ON FILM seeks 5 to 10 minute films about dreaming, featuring dreams, or films that are dream-like. Many genres are accepted - animation, documentary, narrative, experimental, music video. Submissions are accepted NOW thru the end of 2017 via FilmFreeway with this blessed event set to occur at the Gene Frankel Theatre New York City in January 2018.
Please SHARE THIS with an independent filmmaker you love. https://filmfreeway.com/festival/DREAMSONFILM
NOW ALSO on withoutabox
https://www.withoutabox.com/…/03t_…/03t_fin_fest_01over.php…

GIFT HORSE/HUMAN FEATURES Film director Jeffrey Wengrofsky is going to be interviewed by James A Sclavunos (Nick Cave, e...
08/13/2017
Jim Sclavunos – Soho Radio London

GIFT HORSE/HUMAN FEATURES Film director Jeffrey Wengrofsky is going to be interviewed by James A Sclavunos (Nick Cave, etc.) on his vastly informative and monstrously entertaining program on SOHO RADIO this Monday afternoon. You can listen live or hear it anytime as a podcast for FREE, so prick up your ears! http://www.sohoradiolondon.com/presenters/jim-sclavunos/

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and writer Jim Sclavunos has been a member of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds since 1994. Alongside Lydia Lunch, he was an integral part of the NY No Wave scene in the late 1970s in bands Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Beirut Slump and 8 Eyed Spy, before joining Sonic Youth to…

08/02/2017
humanfeaturesfilm.com

What does HUMAN FEATURES FILM have in common with Alien, Blade Runner, and Doctor Strange? Framestore.
Human Features Film director Jeffrey Wengrofsky will screen short films and a sample from The Song of Hiawatha at London’s FRAMESTORE PREVIEW THEATER on Friday, August 11, 2017. Framestore has won Oscars. Tell your spies in London! http://humanfeaturesfilm.com/news/

The directors whose films have been selected for SECRETS of the INTOXICATED LIFE 2017 includes GIFT HORSE hosts Jeffrey ...
05/12/2017

The directors whose films have been selected for SECRETS of the INTOXICATED LIFE 2017 includes GIFT HORSE hosts Jeffrey Wengrofsky and Leslie Hodgkins as well as Nika Drandrova, Matthew Kohn, Keith Hopkins, Truus de Groot, Lena Marquise, Joe Whitney (starring Billy Childish!), Noora Albright, and Bradley Eros. This blessed event will occur on Saturday, May 20th, 8-11pm, at Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn). Complimentary whiskey- and vodka-based beverages will be served before and between films. $10 w/21+ ID.

Attention Independent Filmmakers (and their admirers)! Here is an opportunity to have your work screened in NYC. SECRETS...
03/01/2017

Attention Independent Filmmakers (and their admirers)! Here is an opportunity to have your work screened in NYC. SECRETS of the INTOXICATED LIFE seeks 5 to 10 minute films on how getting wasted enhances the human condition by, for example, bringing us spiritual enlightenment, inspired creativity, or rendering us better looking or more charming. Other takes on the benefits of intoxication will be also sloppily embraced. Deadline is the end of April. Please SPREAD THE WORD to filmmakers you know who want to have their work screened in New York City. To enter, register here: https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=14608

Jeffrey Wengrofsky and Leslie Hodgkins of GIFT HORSE are participating directors in a film screening! On Valentine's Day...
02/09/2017

Jeffrey Wengrofsky and Leslie Hodgkins of GIFT HORSE are participating directors in a film screening! On Valentine's Day, the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond St, NYC) is screening the Secrets of the Heart - 10 ferocious films about love selected from 340 international submissions. The directors: Jennifer Boles, Marie Chauvin, Bradley Eros, Leslie Hodgkins, Lena Marquise Robin Queree Christoph Rainer Isabelle Vossart Jeffrey Wengrofsky Mike Wilson Admission is $15 and comes with complimentary wine served between films. This event is sponsored by the 24 Bond Arts Center.

Jeffrey Wengrofsky and Leslie Hodgkins of GIFT HORSE are participating directors in a film screening! On Valentine's Day...
02/03/2017

Jeffrey Wengrofsky and Leslie Hodgkins of GIFT HORSE are participating directors in a film screening! On Valentine's Day, the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond St, NYC) is screening the Secrets of the Heart - 10 ferocious films about love selected from 340 international submissions. The directors: Jennifer Boles, Marie Chauvin, Bradley Eros, Leslie Hodgkins, Lena Marquise Robin Queree Christoph Rainer Isabelle Vossart Jeffrey Wengrofsky Mike Wilson Admission is $15 and comes with complimentary wine served between films. This event is sponsored by the 24 Bond Arts Center.

GIFT HORSE host Jeffrey Wengrofsky's feature film, the Song of Hiawatha, is having a fundraising concert in Michigan and...
05/21/2016
The Song of Hiawatha

GIFT HORSE host Jeffrey Wengrofsky's feature film, the Song of Hiawatha, is having a fundraising concert in Michigan and an Indiegogo campaign with gifts from Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave), the World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Cult Heroes, Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), Negative Approach and more: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-song-of-hiawatha/x/9368490#/

Help make a documentary about Hiawatha Bailey, one of the first black hippies and black punks. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!

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