Sullivan also served as a judge in the documentary portion of the contest, evaluating nearly two dozen high-quality documentaries that included subjects from football and model trains to arts in New Jersey and heavy emotional issues of immigration.
Sullivan’s entries to this year’s festival were filmed at various locations in New Jersey. “Looking for a Miracle” was filmed entirely in Liberty State Park’s wetland section in Jersey City. Both are experimental films involving use of camera and how to expand the visual frame, camera movement, and the environment. The purpose of both films was to emphasize local environment and to discover the unexpected things found even in the most mundane films.
Sullivan has been making films since 2005. His most widely seen film was “The Day George Harrison Died,” which received more than 450,000 hits on Youtube since being posted in 2007.
Sullivan has won numerous journalism awards, including those for photography.
“Looking for Miracles,” a video poem will be screened at the Roy Irving Theater at St. Peter’s University on Sept. 22 at 1 p.m.
For more information about the festival or to purchase tickets go to goldendoorfilmfestival.org.