Michael has co-produced a new flim for C-Hundred Film Corp called Johnny Berlin (Black Shoe Films). The film, directed by Dominic DeJoseph (director of R.E.M.’s “Bittersweet Me” video), will play in the documentary category at the brand new NYTV Festival this Friday, September 30th. Other producers include Jim McKay (co-executive producer with Michael), Ted Green, and Brian Sack.
The festival’s synopsis of the film and screening times follow:
This feature, co-produced by R.E.M.âs Michael Stipe, paints a mesmerizing portrait of John Hyrns, nicknamed Johnny Berlin after the luxury sleeping car on which he works as a porter. Though he spends most days confined on a passenger train, the aspirations he shares extend much further, from traveling to Cambodia to becoming a writer. With captivating charm and wit, Hyrns dutifully walks the audience through his daily work routine, revealing his unique worldview through idle chatter, compelling stories and occasional philosophizing.
Screening times for Johnny Berlin:
Fri, Sep 30, 9:00 am
Sat, Oct 1, 1:00 pm
Milk Studios 2–$15.00
Sun, Oct 2, 9:30 am
The Phillips de Pury & Co. Lounge and Milk Studios are
450 West 15 Street in Chelsea
You can view the trailer for the documentary-comedy, Johnny Berlin, at
TV Guide online.