The Bronx is Changing

This short documentary revolves around the rapid gentrification taking place in the south Bronx. We scoured the area interviewing locals, capturing the growth of their surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Anthony Paulino
    Strangers on the Subway, Here, Kitty Kitty
  • Jesse Ortiz
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Short, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography

My name is Anthony Paulino, I'm a New York City based filmmaker with an affinity for writing and directing unique and compelling narratives. I earned a Bachelors of Arts in Film from Hunter College in the spring of 2018. My interest in film first began in the latter half of my sophomore year of college. Originally, I wanted to become an animator due to a childhood love of drawing. However, it was only until I enrolled in an animation class during the fall semester of said sophomore year, that I realized animation wasn’t my calling. Luckily, to my surprise, an introductory production class I was attending at the same time opened my eyes to the endless wonders of filmmaking. It was in this class that I learned how to operate a camera, direct actors, and even use editing programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro. I instantly fell in love with the process of film-making after this; from Pre-Production to Principal Photography to Post Production. The level of creative expression and stimulation that I was able to attain was unlike what I had experienced from anything prior. That's when I knew that my dream was to become a filmmaker.

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Director Statement

Living in New York my whole life, I've seen the rise of gentrification skyrocket over the recent years. Specifically in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Bronx was one of the few areas that was left untouched by corporate entities and increased living expenses. But I was mistaken. This short documentary opened my eyes to the reach of gentrification in one of New York's most remote boroughs.