“One of the more exotic and enticing new independent films… It’s the kind of rare movie that’s beyond good and bad…its very existence is wondrous” —The New Yorker
Read Richard Brody’s review of “Tied to a Chair”


“A treat to look at”—New York Times
Read Neil Genzlinger’s review of “Milk & Money”

“Unafraid to be both smart and silly—Variety
Read Lisa Nesselson’s review of “Trifling with Fate”

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Tied to a ChairTIED TO A CHAIR

It’s never too late to
pursue your dreams
(and foil a terrorist plot to blow up New York).

Michael Bergmann’s latest film has garnered critical acclaim and awards, including Best Feature Film at The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival and Best In Festival at the Heart of England International Film Festival.

Tied to a Chair was an Official Selection at the Avignon Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Beverly Hills High Definition Film Festival and the Delray Beach Film Festival. Starring Bonnie Loren and Mario Van Peebles. More…

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milk and moneyMILK & MONEY

All Was Well Until the
Cows Came Home…

Milk & Money won “Best Independent American Feature Film” at the Cleveland International Film Festival and “Prix SACD” at the Avignon Film Festival.

Starring Calista Flockhart, Peter Boyle, Olympia Dukakis, Dina Merrill and Robert Vaughn.

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trifling with fateTRIFLING WITH FATE

Fame and Fortune make a
dangerous couple.

Trifling With Fate was first shown to the public as a work-in-progress at the Avignon/NY FilmFestival in late April, 2000. Its world premiere took place at the Avignon Film Festival in Avignon, France on June 26, 2000.

Starring Bridget Moynahan and Gordon Elliott. With Sarah Winkler, Teri Lamm, Ed Vassallo, Vivienne Benesch, Robin Dorian, Ryan Dunn, Rob Gerlach, Charles Tuthill, and Beth Zetlin.

Produced By Michael Bergmann, Lexi Robertson and Sarah Winkler.
Original Music Written And Performed By Doug Scofield.

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