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SHOOT THE FREAK - still #1


East Coast Premiere

Director: Bradford Willingham

United States, 2011, 7 min

Shooting Format:HDV

Festival Year:2012

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Martin Garcia, Alex Phillips

Crew:Producers: Bradford Willingham, Jason Banker - Screenwriters: Bradford Willingham - Cinematographer: Jason Banker - Editor: Bradford Willingham


Through the Freaks's musings, this film chronicles the last days of the iconic and abrasive Coney Island attraction, Shoot the Freak. Remaining in masked anonymity, the nihilistic teen indulges in drug-induced daydreams of violence and oceanic abandon. Weaving the fictional with the documentary and the actual with the virtual, Shoot the Freak is a timely, unsentimental memorialisation of a bygone era.


About the director

Bradford Willingham is a filmmaker and video artist based in Louisiana and New York City. In his videos, Bradford explores themes of moral decay in the American social landscape and issues of subjectivity and fact in experimental documentary.



Cinematographer Jason Banker and Second Camera Jorge Torres will be available for a Q&A after the screening.

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