For those who prefer not to …

Abstract artist/director Gerard Amsellem, screenwriter/actor Richard Stephen Bell, and New Waves Productions present this spiritually moving updated adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic short story. Set on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and in the law offices of a hard-working Wall Street attorney, this short film takes a fresh look at the lanky man who walked into a quiet law office and sent it into an uproar with four simple words.  “Bartleby 2013” has been awarded a “Director’s Citation” from the Black Maria Film Festival and has screened at the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park, NJ and the Twin Rivers Media Festival in Asheville, NC.

Most recently, “Bartleby 2013” has teamed up with the production company Cinema Ed to bring a new approach to teaching on the secondary level: using independent filmmaking as a teaching tool in high schools across the country. Amsellem and Bell are both certified former high school teachers, as well as filmmakers, and their goal is to utilize the art of independent filmmaking techniques to guide high school students as they make connections in their school’s specific curriculum. Amsellem and Bell have created a new way to look at teaching and new path for independent filmmaking to have an impact. Stay tuned for more projects with Cinema Ed!