producer / director / cinematographer
JL Aronson discovered the world of pigeon flying by looking up during afternoon walks in Williamsburg where he was editing his previous film, 'Danielson: a Family Movie.' That project was getting complicated and taking a long time so he decided to pick a seemingly simple topic (rooftop pigeon coops) and make a short film about it. That was 2002. 'Danielson: a Family Movie' was released to critical and popular acclaim in 2006. The hour-long 'Up on the Roof' was finally completed in 2008 and released in 2011. Aronson also directed 'Last Summer at Coney Island' (2010) which follows the ups and downs of development and redevelopment in the birthplace of modern-day amusements. His works have been shown in major museums, festivals, and arts institutions throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Scott Elliott is the co-founder of 590films, which produces documentaries for non-profit, educational and corporate clients. His first feature length documentary, "Slumming It: Myth and Culture on the Bowery," about the history of the Bowery in New York, aired on PBS-WNET. Scott's most recent documentary, expected in 2012, is about the design and construction of the World Trade Center Memorial park.
The City Reliquary
A certified 501(c )3 not-for-profit organization, The City Reliquary is a New York civic organization that operates a storefront museum in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, displaying artifacts and mounting exhibitions of the city's rich cultural history.
Website by Karen Choy
Photos on website by Ronnie Andren
This program was been made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), both administered in Kings County by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC)