Brooklyn Heights Resident Joachim Back Snags Oscar

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Congratulations to Brooklyn Heights resident and P.S. 8 parent Joachim Back who won an Academy Award Sunday night for his short film The New Tenants.

Fellow Brooklynite Vincent D’Onofrio starred in the film.  He told the New York Times that it was a “circle of friends thing.”  He added that “The only thing that that film getting nominated will do is get Joachim a feature, which is really important because I think he’s a really unique guy. He’s not like just another director. He’s going to be a fantastic feature director someday.”

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  • Claude Scales

    Fantastic! Heartiest congratulations to Mr. Back.

  • King Lou

    Wow, thats pretty amazing. Congrats!

  • Doug Biviano

    Bravo Joachim and Mette! We are so excited for you. See you at PS 8. Jesse was so excited to see his friend’s mom and dad on TV. Can’t wait to see the short.

  • my2cents

    can I just say…Cameron got owned.

  • nabeguy

    Great news, great family. As the article points out, this is a great opportunity for Mr. Back to go on and make bigger films…but please don’t leave the Heights! On a Hollywood side-note, I saw John Lithgow having brunch at Jack THe Horse today…very stylish in a black beret.

  • Jackie Swanson

    Heartiest Congratulations Joachim Back!!! Lovely and brilliant.
    You were my Director and Pawel Edelman our DP on the commercial for Broan. I am your actress from the commercial am happy for you both!!!! Bravo! Bravo!

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Congrats Mr. Back. How cool is this. Go Brooklyn Heights. (Acceptance Speech below)

  • melanie hope greenberg

    How great! Congratulations!

  • JO

    Congratulations and well done! An asset to our neighborhood indeed!

  • Lozzie

    It’s a wonderful film – the Oscar was so well-deserved. You can get it on iTunes for just a few pennies. I was busy sending it as a “gift” yesterday to all my friends.