About Director Gordon
and Producer Elizabeth
Gordon Shoemaker is a very tall human (6'5") from a lovely farm in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2014 and currently lives in New York City with his producer and creative partner, Elizabeth Barchi (her bio is included below).
In 2018, Gordon's first independent short film, “Lara,” screened at the Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey, the Soho International Film Festival in NYC, and six other festivals, including the PA Indie Short Film Festival where he won the award for Best Local Director. Also, in September 2018, “Lara” won five awards at the Independent Shorts Awards, including Gold for Best First Time Director.
"Lara" also led to Gordon's acceptance into the 2018 Visible Poetry Project, where he visualized a poem by Elaine Equi (The New Yorker, American Poetry Review) called "Ghosts and Fashion" which played at Visible Poetry Project Screenings in NYC and London, the New York City Poetry Festival, Jaipur Literary Festival, and was selected as a Daily Short Pick on Filmshortage.com.
In addition to filmmaking, which admittedly takes up the main body of Gordon's spare time, he is also an aspiring prose writer. His first flash fiction, a dark comedy fantasy, was sold to Every Day Fiction and published in Spring 2019 (available here!)
About Gordon's Producer and Creative Partner, Elizabeth Barchi:
Dr. Elizabeth Barchi is a dance medicine specialist working at NYU Essex Crossing in Manhattan. Elizabeth has brought her passion for choreography to Gordon's sets, where she plays a major role in setting and sculpting the action. Her skills and experiences from life and death situations in medicine have translated well to the insanity of film production. Elizabeth is also Assistant Company Doctor for legendary dance company Alvin Ailey and Assistant Director of the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries.
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