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Blade #1

Struggling financially, 5 NYC dancers respond to a Craigslist ad offering large amounts of money to women for shaving their heads.  The film focuses on Cori, a dancer whose unusual childhood comes into play as the women's relationship with the men evolves with surprising results.

  • Zuzka Kurtz
    Threading, My Inner Sole, 7 Ways 2 Skin a Cat, Eat Something, The Seamstress
  • Zuzka Kurtz
    7 Ways 2 Skin a Cat, Threading, Eat Something
  • Geoffrey Hug
    7 Ways 2 Skin a Cat, Eat Something
  • Zuzka Kurtz
    7 Ways 2 Skin a Cat, My Inner Sole, Threading, Eat Something, The Semastress
  • Geoffrey Hug
    7 Ways 2 Skin a Cat, Eat Something, The Seamstress
  • Cori Kresge
    Key Cast
    7 Ways 2 Skin a Cat
  • Emily Vetsch
    Key Cast
  • Annie Now
    Key Cast
  • Leanne Ferguson
    Key Cast
  • Milan Misko
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Women
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    May 15, 2015
    Brooklyn Premiere
    Best Short Documentary
  • NYLA International Film Festival
    New York, NY
    May 9, 2015
    World premiere
    Best Feature Documentary
  • 6th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival 2015
    New York, NY
    October 16, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Time and Space TSL
    Hudson, NY
    September 19, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Roma Cinema Doc
    Rome, Italy
    November 3, 2015
    Official Selection
  • International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2015
    Milan, Italy
    November 4, 2015
    Nominated Best Short Documentary Award
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    NYC , NY
    November 7, 2015
  • BlowUp Chicago International Art House, Chicago
    Gene Siskel Film Cener, Chicago
    December 20, 2015
    Nominated Best Short Documentary Warad
  • Atlanta International Documentary Film Frstival
    Atlanta, GA
    November 21, 2015
    Best Featurette Documentary Award
Distribution Information
  • PBS
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
  • Brooklyn On-Demand
    Country: United States
    Rights: Pay Per View
Director Biography - Zuzka Kurtz

Zuzka Kurtz, Czech born multi media artist and filmmaker residing in NYC. Wrote and directed the Off Broadway dance and puppetry performance "My Inner Sole" 2010, wrote and directed a collection of nine short films: "7 Ways 2 Skin A Cat" 2013 screened at Anthology Film Archives in NYC . Her first first short documentary Blade #1 shot in Brooklyn NY produced in collaboration with Geoff Hug won numerous Best Short Documentary Awards and screened in the US and Europe. Produced and directed mini shorts "Eat Something" and "The Seamstress" 2015 both winners of Best shorts in Milan and Rome Int.l Film Festivals and "Multi Species Family" 2016.

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