Stone Cars

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Brief Synopsis
Stone Cars is a film about April, a teenager girl (15), who is planning to lose her virginity to her boyfriend when one night on her way home, she is robbed and sexually assaulted at knife point by a group of young gang members.

STONE CARS is Rei’s MFA pre-thesis project in the graduate film program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (home of Spike Lee, Ang Lee, Marin Scorsese).

Production Details

  • Principal Photography: January 16th -26th
  • Locations: Khayelitisha and Philippe
  • Duration: 15 mins
  • Genre: Drama
  • Format:  HD

The Team


Reinaldo Marcus Green

Before joining the film world, Rei worked as a corporate director at a leading global insurance company. He found his calling in film after he worked part time as an associate producer on the Sundance feature film “Gun Hill Road” directed by his brother Rashaad Ernesto Green. Rei is currently a graduate film student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In the past two years, Rei has written, directed and produced three short films “THE INTERVIEW”, “THE FUTURE,” & “POOL OF GOLD”.  THE INTERVIEW won Best Short-Short at the Hoboken International Film Festival and screened at festivals around the world including the HBO Latino International Film Festival & Raindance Film Festival. “THE FUTURE” was accepted into the Film de Cannes Short Film Corner 2012.

Rashaad Ernesto Green

Starting his career as an actor, Bronx native Rashaad Ernesto Green received his BA from Dartmouth College, MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program, and MFA from NYU’s Graduate Film Program, where he was a Dean’s Fellowship recipient.  The world premiere of his film “Premature” won the Grand Jury Prize in the HBO Short Film Competition at the 2008 American Black Film Festival and is currently airing on HBO. “Premature” has played over 40 festivals worldwide, including Palm Springs International Shortfest, Munich International Film Festival, Sapporo International Film Festival of Japan, has broadcast in France, Germany, Poland, Japan, and has garnered over 20 awards, including the Directors Guild of America Student Award and the National Board of Review Award. Rashaad’s short, “Choices” premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and his latest short “Cuts” has screened at the Pan African Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival, and has also screened on HBO. A recipient of the prestigious 2009 Princess Grace Foundation – Cary Grant Film Award and named one of indieWIRE’s top ten new voices in cinema, Rashaad is now working on his first feature “Gun Hill Road” which is currently in development. Selected for the 2010 Tribeca All Access Program, “Gun Hill Road” was also named recipient of the 2009 Spike Lee Fellowship, the 2010 Fotokem Printing & Processing Grant, and recognized by the Urban Arts Initiative in New York City and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.

Chiara Bernasconi

Chiara Bernasconi has been a project manager in the Digital Media department at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC for the past four years, working with a team of ten on the design and production for the museum’s website,, as well as interpretative kiosks, digital displays, and mobile applications. Chiara has an MA in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BS in Economics for Arts from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. When not at MoMA, she has collaborated in participatory events with the collectives linearossa and electric cabbage, has conducted artist walks with the NYC-based organization, Elastic City, and has curated an artists residency in her native Italy. After attending SXSW Film Festival, she became inspired to venture into independent film space.

Federico Martin Cesca

Federico Cesca is a New York based cinematographer. Born in Argentina, he has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture with a minor in film aesthetics. Since 2008 he has been working as a cinematographer and has shot various short films and music videos. The first short he photographed at Tisch, Chananun Chotrungroj’s “Homecoming”, was awarded with best Graduate Cinematography at NYU’s Fusion Film Festival. Since then he has shot in many countries, including Ecuador, France and The Dominican Republic. His work has been screened at the Venice Film Festival, The Lincoln Center and the NYFF. He is currently on his 3rd year at NYU’s graduate film program, where he has been awarded with a TSOA Department Fellowship and with a Production Associate position.

Mark Kindred

Mark Kindred grew up as an immigrant in the projects intrigued by the crazy world around him. He made it to Harvard where he studied philosophy only to become a starving artist. He has traveled and lived all over the world writing and directing films and he loves it.  His short film AMERICA screened at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.

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