Archive for Andrew Batista

Andrew Batista and Ryan Stewart

Posted in Recommendations with tags , on October 27, 2010 by stevenreedkelly

My friends Andrew and Ryan produced this short little video greeting for the Halloween season. Thought you guys would dig it!

The duo recently screened their short film Piano Story at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis – a high honor for two young guys just breaking into the film industry. I advise you to take 10 minutes, visit the site and watch the full version – the cinematography and the score are both extremely contemplative. It’s a cute story too.

Andrew often posts some short works on his blog. You should bookmark it and visit from time to time. It’s clever stuff!

Happy (almost) Halloween!

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Friends that have more talent than me (part 1 of many)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 18, 2009 by stevenreedkelly

I get to knock out two friends with one post here.  Andy “Tiste” Batista, who hails from my hometown of Cranberry Twp., PA, is starting to make a name for himself by writing and directing tasteful films with simple stories and a focus on the details of filmmaking.  Ryan Stewart is one of Andy’s good friends and, fortunately enough, an incredibly gifted pianist and composer.  This year they worked together to produce Piano Story, a short film that’s currently working its way around film festivals.  Both of these kids are two of my good friends and I’m extremely proud of them.  Have a look:

Piano Story Featurette from Andrew Batista on Vimeo.