Red Folder
Ben Kallam

Saturday Jun 11, 2016

Firefighter's Field
Roosevelt Island
405 Main St. New York, NY 10044
Take the F subway to Roosevelt Island (1 stop past 63rd & Lex). The Roosevelt Island Tram is also open and can be entered at 60th Street and 2nd avenue (comes every 15 minutes). When you exit the subway, walk through the outdoor plaza to get to the east side of the Island. The field is just across the street.

7:30PMDoors Open
8:00PMLive Music by Free Cake for Every Creature
8:30PMFilms Begin


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Forest City Ratner Companies
This event is free and open to the public

Red Folder (Ben Kallam | USA | 10 min.)

High school student Joseph has been sent out of class, tasked with finding his teacher's red folder. During a single class period, he is passed from one classroom to the next by faculty and staff, until another student forces him to confront the implications of an increasingly elusive search.


Ben Kallam completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Alabama with a double major in Finance & Film and a minor in Mathematics. Upon graduation, he worked as a Teach for America corps member in the Bay Area of California, where he taught Algebra 1 and Geometry to students at De Anza High School. After two years in the classroom, he became the financial analyst for Sycamore Pictures, an independent film company based out of Memphis, TN, where he worked on such films as The Way, Way Back and Begin Again. He is currently enrolled in NYU’s dual MBA/MFA program, designed to bridge the gap between the creative and business elements of filmmaking. His latest short film, “Red Folder”, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and screened in competition at Aspen Shortsfest and the Florida Film Festival.

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