FIT Hives: Sustainability - The Secret to Survival

A documentary that introduces FIT Hives, a student-run organization whose mission is to educate the FIT community about the importance of bees to the environment, the use of bee-derived resources in the industries related to the majors at FIT and its goal to put a beehive on the roof. FIT Hives is a recipient of an FIT Innovation Grant which also supported the making of this documentary.

  • Jillian Oderwald
    Key Cast
  • Sass Brown
    Key Cast
  • Sasha Wright, PhD
    Key Cast
  • David Heath
    Key Cast
    Shark Tank Episode #6.1 (2014), Beyond the Tank Episode #2.14 (2016)
  • Virginia Bonofiglio
    Key Cast
  • Wendy Yothers
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Lagenbach
    Key Cast
  • Shona Neary
    Key Cast
  • Lisa Pressman
    Key Cast
  • Guillermo Fernandez
    Key Cast
  • Ed Diamond
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Lagenbach
    Producer
  • Shona Neary
    Producer
  • Virginia Bonofiglio
    FIT Faculty Sponsor
  • Max Hechtman
    Video Production Manager
  • Max Hechtman
    Director of Photography
  • Hugh Copeland
    Camera Operator
    Choices (2015), 3 Tales (2016), It Has Meaning (2016), West Babylon (2016), An Exploration in Blue (2016)
  • Max Hechtman
    Camera Operator
    I Am Here (2016)
  • Shoshana Rabinowitz
    Camera Operator
  • Max Hechtman
    Editor
    I Am Here (2016)
  • David LoNigro
    Music
    I Am Here (2016)
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Nature
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 11, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
    New York, NY
    United States
    September 28, 2016
    Premiere
  • NewFilmmakers NY
    New York, NY
    United States
    January 8, 2017
    New York Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Gold Reel Student Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    April 8, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Long Island International Film Expo
    Bellmore, NY
    United States
    July 15, 2017
    Long Island Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Fashion Film Festival Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    October 15, 2017
    Eco Sustainable Award
  • Chelsea Film Festival
    New York City, NY
    United States
    October 20, 2017
    Official Selection
Director Biography

Max Hechtman has been producing, shooting, and editing videos, ever since he was 12 years old. He has borrowed his style of shooting and editing from various movies and utilizes them to present his short film/documentary/event work in the most professional way possible. He currently attends the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) as a Film Major and intends to pursue a career in the video production industry after he graduates.

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