Synopsis: Jeffrey, a retired firefighter turned building superintendent, shows what it really means to care for a building, a city, and the people in it. Set in Upper Manhattan, this short documentary explores the themes of gentrification, poverty, and the power of memory through the eyes of one of New York’s unsung heroes.
When I set out to make my first solo film, my friend and neighbor Jeffrey graciously allowed me to follow him for a “day in the life” of a building super. What followed was a lifetime’s worth of lessons about hard work, humility, and love for your neighborhood.
This film is my homage to a wonderful friend, neighbor, and real-life superhero.
Callie Rose Hanau is a New York City based filmmaker with proud Pittsburgh roots. In addition to her work as a freelance producer, Callie often steps into the roles of director, editor, and sound recordist whenever and wherever she is needed. Her award-winning work has been showcased at festivals throughout North America.
Previously, Callie has collaborated with Emmy and Oscar-nominated directors like Tom Donahue, Kelly Anderson, and Debra Granik. She has also enjoyed creating socially-minded short documentaries through her work with the talented artists at Meerkat Media. Currently, Callie works as a Producer at Silver Spoon Animation – a leading provider of real-time animation and virtual production.