HOME TEAM PRODUCTIONS has been producing and directing award-winning documentary films, television, and not-for-broadcast projects since 1999.
Fanatic Heart: Passion, poetry and politics mashed up into a dance party. This documentary tells the story of frontman Larry Kirwan, an Irishman in New York, and Black 47, the fabled "House Band of New York City," featuring the multi-talented musicians Geoffrey Blythe, Joseph "Bearclaw" Burcaw, Thomas Hamlin, Joe Mulvanerty, Fred Parcells, and Chris Byrne.
The premiere will be Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, at the Craic Film Festival in New York City.
Irish-born singer/songwriter Larry Kirwan, best known as frontman for Black 47, as well as an accomplished playwright, novelist, composer and songwriter, draws from all these experiences, resulting in a vividly entertaining one-man show.
Stephanie Silber's first novel, OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES, is being repped by Scott Gould of RLR Associates, who describes the coming of age story as a "Juno for the seventies."
Silber continues to seek representation for her second novel, THE DARK SIDE OF TIME, a psychological thriller with elements of horror and the supernatural. Twenty-somethings Andrew and Sunny Quinn and their toddler daughter have escaped from Brooklyn to a century-and-a-half old cottage in the suburbs, and think they’re looking at happily ever after. They will soon be thinking again. Turns out the house itself, dormant, dreaming, nearly sentient, has been waiting for them. Escape is not an option. A contemplation of our troubled world, who and what we worship, and how much of ourselves we’d sell out to get what we may only think we want. On the dark side of time, nothing is ever as it seems. Watch the blog for more!
Stephanie is a proud member of Irish American Writers and Artists Association, as well as Artists Without Walls. She is enjoying the opportunity to read excerpts from her fiction in the company of a myriad of gifted and like-minded artists.
Directors Stephanie Silber and Vic Zimet bring a fierce indie spirit to each and every creation. HOME TEAM PRODUCTIONS prides itself on a broad-based expertise – our combined forty years of experience runs the gamut, from independent filmmaking, to television specials and documentaries, to educational videos. We’ve produced shows for BRAVO; LIFETIME; FX CHANNEL; FOX FAMILY; and TG-4 in Ireland, among other outlets. Not-for-broadcast clients have included non-profits ASIA SOCIETY; JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY; and Rob Reiner’s I AM YOUR CHILD FOUNDATION. Stories about the artistic process inspire and ignite us, such as our BRAVO Profiles on Cyndi Lauper and Robert Duvall. The Duvall profile was awarded a Telly as well as an Aurora Award. SONGS & STORIES, a bittersweet documentary about the late Irish blues guitar great, Rory Gallagher, is also an up-close-and-personal examination of an artist’s life. The film premiered on Ireland’s TG-4.
Other luminaries we’ve been honored to work with are Gene Hackman; James Caan; Cassandra Wilson; James Earl Jones; Horton Foote; Ulu Grosbard; and Tim McCarver. Indie docs BLACK 47 AT CONNOLLY’S, which is a look at the perennial Irish roots rock band and its erudite frontman Larry Kirwan, and RANDOM LUNACY, about the long, strange life of radically itinerant Poppa Neutrino, both have enjoyed successful festival runs. RANDOM LUNACY, a three-time Best Doc winner and the Closing Night selection at New York Underground Film Festival, was one of twelve films selected to be part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, screening in eight states in March 2009.
Along with past work for Asia Society, in 2009 we completed back to back projects: EXPANDING HORIZONS, hosted by CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, is a short documentary addressing the importance of incorporating global literacy into U.S. afterschool and summer programs. To view the show, please visit www.AsiaSociety.org/afterschool. We followed up with LEARNING CHINESE IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS, a DVD roll-out intended for distribution in school systems throughout the United States and in China. Watch it online at www.AsiaSociety.org/chinese.