Native New Yorker Director Steve Bilich to Receive Recognition from National Gallery of Art

AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) May 26, 2015

Director Steve Bilich is being recognized by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. for his 13-minute short film Native New Yorker. The film will be screened at the American Experiments in Narrative: 2000-2015 installation located in the West Building Lecture Hall on May 30, 2015 at 2:00pm.

American Experiments in Narrative provides an eclectic look at independent artist-made cinema of this century. The program presents reflections on identity, community, family, political culture and a variety of social issues. The artists represented are well versed in historic avant-garde technique but are also consciously engaged with the film industry canons.

In Bilichs 2005 short film, Native New Yorker, he creates a city symphony using a 1924 hand-cranked Cine-Kodak camera while recording shaman trail scout Terry Coyote Murphy traveling from Inwood Hill Park where Manhattan was bought with booze and beads in 1625 – down a long native trail (what is now knows as Broadway), into lower Manhattan. Bilichs film creatively represents the Native American influence on the island of Manhattan. In addition to being screened at over 20 film festivals throughout Europe and North America, Native New Yorker has won many awards including: Best Documentary Short at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, Gold Medal for Excellence at the 2006 Park City Film Music Festival and Best Documentary Short at the 2005 Moondance International Film Festival.

Steve Bilich is currently working on a new film Killing Time in Texas. Bilichs newest project is an LGBT PTSD soldiers story inspired by true events related to one of Americas most notorious serial killers: The Candy Man. This project will bring to light historical events and unsavory tales in a documentary-styled, narrative feature film.

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About Steve Bilich

Steve Bilich graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, with a degree in Radio-TV-Film, and a minor in business & theatre. His theatre acting credits include a few off-Broadway ensemble pieces and some off off Broadway performances, including a few one-man-shows.

The films he has written, directed and produced have been invited to Sundance, Moondance International Film Festival, the Smithsonian Museum for the American Indian, Woodstock, the Brooklyn Museum, SXSW, the Austin Film Festival, LA Shorts, United Nations Association Film Festival at Stanford, the Academy of Science Mansion in NYC, and Tribeca Film Festival.

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