Post-screening Q&A with Director Brian Vincent and Producer Heather Spore.
Make Me Famous is a documentary that uses the life of an almost-legend – sneered at by some contemporaries, admired by others – as a springboard for a dive into a period in New York’s cultural history when “starving artists” reset the creative bar. Reflecting the New Wave mentality, then playing out in music, they created a community in studios in the city’s then-derelict Lower East Side. With little more than a DIY creative urge and practically no cash, the likes of Julian Schnabel would come home from his restaurant job with broken plates and put them together as a “canvas” for paintings. Brezinski’s home base, the Magic Gallery, was a decrepit apartment on Third Avenue, across from a men’s shelter. Fellow aspiring artists and gallerists created the beginnings of a “scene” that made some rich and famous, and left others behind. Through interviews, archival footage and hundreds of images – much that have never before been seen – Make Me Famous examines some of these intangibles through the recollections of some of the NYC Downtown scene’s most colorful figures.
Brian Vincent (Director) is a graduate of the Juilliard School drama division (Group 23). A professional actor and member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA for over 20 years. Vincent was among the first group to be selected as a Fox Fellow for playwriting. "Make Me Famous” was chosen as a NYSCA grantee (2018) and as a participant in Gotham Film Week Spotlight on Documentaries (2019). "Make Me Famous" is Vincent’s feature directorial debut. The film was written and produced by husband and wife team Brian Vincent and Heather Spore.
Heather Spore (Producer) has been in the N.Y.C. theater community for over 20 years as a member of both AEA and SAG/AFTRA. She has performed in many regional theaters around the country and was in the closing company of the historic off-Broadway production of “The Fantasticks” which ran for a record breaking 43 years at the Sullivan Street Playhouse. She was a member of the Broadway production of “Wicked” for nearly 13 years. Spore can be seen in a handful of film and television roles. She is an N.Y.C. Artist Corps grantee for 2021.
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