All These Voices

About

When a young SS soldier encounters a theater-troupe of survivors celebrating the end of WWII, he must come to terms with his complicity in their grief.

Screens with

2016 Program

Year

2015

Country

USA

Runtime

15 min

Genre

Narrative

Credits

Director

David Henry Gerson

Producer

Beatrice von Schwerin

Writers

David Gerson
Martin Horvat
Brennan Elizabeth Peters

Music

Brian McOmber

Cinematography

Eli Arenson

Editing

Spencer Koobatian

Production Design

Daniela Medeiros

Art Direction

Ariel VIda

Costumes

Emily Moran

Makeup

Ross Williams

Artist Bio

DAVID HENRY GERSON is a filmmaker and actor whose work has won a Student Academy Award, prizes at Sundance and other international festivals, and has been acquired into the permanent collection of MoMA. Born and raised in Washington DC, he is a graduate of Columbia University and the American Film Institute. He directed the short film, ULTRA VIOLET FOR SIXTEEN MINUTES, (‘Totally engaging!’ – Albert Maysles) a documentary about the late Ultra Violet – Salvador Dali’s Mistress, Andy Warhol’s muse, and a born-again Mormon – that screened at over a dozen festivals worldwide, the Pompidou Museum in Paris, and was acquired into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NY. His short film AMERICAN STANDARD, (‘Dynamite!’ – Abel Ferrara, ‘Truly excellent’ – John Patrick Shanley) about a US Veteran from Iraq returning home to his undocumented immigrant girlfriend, aired on the American Forces Network at every US military base around the world. His recently completed AFI thesis film, ALL THESE VOICES, (“Beautiful and harrowing” – The Huffington Post) tells the story of a young Nazi soldier encountering an avant-garde theater-troupe of survivors celebrating the end of WWII. It has been nominated for the 2016 Student Academy Awards.

He trained as an actor at the British American Drama Academy in London, as well as in the Method and Meisner techniques in NY and LA. He has worked in Film, TV, and on Stage with Doug Liman, David Mamet, James Lapine, and opposite Al Pacino.  He produced and starred in Matthew Lessner's short film CHAPEL PERILOUS, which was a Vimeo Staff Pick and which won the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.