Director Biography – Michael Jacinto , Aidan Tracy (HIT THE BUCKET)

Graduating from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) with a BA (Hons) in Dance, Michael also has an MA in Dance from the Institute of Arts Barcelona (IAB). As a director/choreographer, he has assisted Raja Feather Kelly on the world premiere of GIRLS at Yale Repertory Theatre written by Brandon Jacobs Jenkins, and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. He has also directed various productions at the IAB. As a performer, he has worked for companies such as Celebrity Cruises, Busch Gardens, and various Regional/Off-Off Broadway/Off-Broadway shows such as A Chorus Line, The Wiz, West Side Story and The Lehman Trilogy. He is now the Director of New Works at Savannah Repertory Theatre. Michael will be making his film directing debut with Hit The Bucket.

Born and raised in New York City, Aidan has always been drawn to New York stories. While studying acting at Ohio University, he began writing screenplays and working multiple positions on short films, including as an actor, director, camera assistant, grip and editor. Since graduating from OU in May 2019, Aidan has worked as a production coordinator at Gramercy Park Studios in NYC, while also starting up a short film production team called Big Apple Shorts. So far, Big Apple Shorts has produced 6 short films, 3 of which Aidan has written and directed.

Director Statement

Aidan Tracy and Michael Jacinto are two filmmakers dedicated to exploring cypher rap culture in New York City. Hoping to examine music’s power in bringing people together, we believe in our films mission to encourage audiences to build each other up in a world that often tears us down.


By experimentalfilmfestival

Festival occurs 3 times a month! Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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