Weir Building
                Brooklyn New York
The Historic Weir Greenhouse in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York.  Photo: Nina Fleck ©2014
Nina Fleck - Biography
from the Producer / Art Director section of
Octavia: Elegy for a Vampire (or Endless Shards of Jazz for a Brutal World) :

Nina Fleck Portrait

Nina Fleck is a New York-based actor, director, stylist/designer, and producer. She grew up in Bavaria, studied fashion in Stuttgart, and went to NYC in her twenties to become part of the alternative and off-Broadway art scene which still managed to thrive in the 1990’s. She married New York writer/underground filmmaker Dennis Leroy Kangalee in 2005. Fleck is the co-founder of New Poet Cinema, an independent film production group that seeks to create and support poetic films that are at once both personal and political while seeking to transcend the definitions and limits of traditional narrative filmmaking and the images of people of color and women.

She feels the “independent film” has just become a marketing ploy and that very few people involved in filmmaking care about the art or have anything to say.  She made her debut as a director in 2011 with “Gentrified Minds” – staging DLK’s poems and songs about gentrification – for the Downtown Urban Theater Festival.  Since then she has been involved with various avant-garde projects, Shakespeare plays, and multi-media — with an emphasis on photographic images and its relation to text.  Her sense of style and design has influenced the conception of Octavia as a film; Nina shall be bringing her classical sense and innate understanding of expressionism and nostalgia to the project.  She is eager to collaborate with the contributing artists and the cinematographer as she navigates how to best help translate the director’s vision. 

To view a slide show of the photographs click here:  Slide Show
To return to our main page on Nina Fleck click here:  Nina Fleck - 'Street Haunting'

FlashPoint Magazine - Issue #17

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