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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 fiancé and creative partner, Elizabeth Barchi (her bio is included below).

Gordon's most recent short, "Ten Shots" is an official selection at the Academy Award Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival, 21st Edition of Vortex (Winner of "Best Horror Short") // 20th Screamfest LA // 14th Atlanta Horror Film Festival (Winner of "Best Thriller Short") // 20th Beverly Hills Film Festival // & the 18th NYC Horror Film Festival

In 2018, Gordon's first independent short film, “Lara,” screened at the Garden State Film Festival // Soho International Film Festival, & 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 // New York City Poetry Festival // Jaipur Literary Festival, & was selected as a Daily Short Pick on


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 Langone Health. Elizabeth has brought her history as a professional ballet dancer to Gordon's sets, where she not only produces, but also plays a major role in choreographing many types of action and actor movement. Her skills and experiences from life and death situations in medicine have also translated well into the intensity of independent filmmaking. She is Assistant Company Doctor for legendary dance company Alvin Ailey and Assistant Director of the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries

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Stay tuned for information about our upcoming debut feature film.