In Ruins

Secluded in a cabin in the woods, an aspiring writer struggles to complete his first work. To his surprise, he sees a man out on the lake he’s supposed to have to himself. When the two meet, their perspectives on artistic expression clash.

  • Daniel Aronskind
  • Daniel Aronskind
  • Daniel Aronskind
  • Hayes Brenner
    Original Score
  • Daniel Aronskind
  • Daniel Aronskind
    Key Cast
    "The Writer"
  • Rudi Bach
    Key Cast
    "The Neighbor"
  • Jodie Salzberg
    Key Cast
    "The Agent"
  • Ben Fischler
    1st Assistant Director
  • Daniel Aronskind
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Berkshire International Film Festival
    Great Barrington, MA
    United States
    June 10, 2022
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • NY Long Island Film Festival
    Lindenhurst, New York
    United States
    October 21, 2022
    Nominated Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Score, Best Sound, Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actor (all for Shorts categories)
  • SOFIE Short Film Awards
    New York, NY
    United States
    November 15, 2022
    Outstanding Styling
  • NY Short Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    November 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • New Filmmakers NYC
    New York, NY
    United States
    October 18, 2022
Director Biography - Daniel Aronskind

Daniel Aronskind is a photographer and filmmaker. He is based in the East Village in New York City and grew up in Millburn, New Jersey, and has spent most of his life visiting the Berkshires throughout the year. These locations are a core part of Daniel's upbringing and have continued to inspire and provide a sense of community he hopes to give back to in his projects.

While not formally educated in the arts, he continues to pursue his enjoyment in filmmaking, writing, and photography.

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Director Statement

I am honored to be able to present In Ruins for your consideration. This project was shot locally in the Berkshires and New York City using a nonexistent budget through the trying years that were 2020/2021. In Ruins premiered in June 2022 at the Berkshire International Film Festival and has been selected by five film festivals and received six nominations, including Outstanding Styling, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Sound, and Best Supporting Actor. Thank you for your consideration.