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Vic Zimet & Stephanie Silber

From the heart...to the lens...to the screen.

Home Team Productions was launched in December, 1999. Its founding members are Producer/Directors Victor Zimet and Stephanie Silber. Credits include WORKFORCE, a ˝ hour pilot for Fox; segments for BRAZELTON ON PARENTING for Fox Family; work on Rob Reiners I AM YOUR CHILD FOUNDATION videos, for New Screen Concepts; and a one-hour BRAVO Profile on Cyndi Lauper. A second BRAVO Profile produced and directed by Home Team about the actor/director Robert Duvall aired October, 2002. The hour took a close up look at Duvalls creative process as he produced and directed his feature film, ASSASSINATION TANGO. The program won a Telly Award and an Aurora Award, and was featured at the Tarrytown Film Festival with critics Peter Travers and Judith Crist. Most recently, a long-form documentary about the late Irish blues guitar great, Rory Gallagher, premiered in 2004 on Irelands TG4, with its New York premiere in September, 2005 at NYUs Cantor Film Center. The film, SONGS & STORIES: New York Remembers Rory Gallagher, was featured at the 2006 Westchester Film Festival. HOME TEAM PRODUCTIONS works-in-progress include a documentary about Croatian composer/rock musician Nenad Bach, a star in his own country who is trying to find his niche in America; and FANATIC HEART: The Story So Far, which will document the doings of Black 47, the House Band of New York City, and its erudite frontman, playwright, novelist, and memoirist Larry Kirwan.


Stephanie Silber has worked in entertainment and the media for over twenty years. Her theatrical experience includes work both on the boards and behind the scenes, and includes associations with Playwrights Horizons and The Ensemble Studio Theatre. After a stint as a print journalist, writing primarily about entertainment, Silber began producing, writing, and directing long-form documentaries which have aired on outlets such as Court Television, The History Channel and The Learning Channel. Her educational video, ENVIRONMENTALISTS UNDER FIRE, for the Sierra Club and Amnesty International, was recognized in 2000 with a Telly Award, and was represented at the Amnesty International Film Festival in Vancouver, 2002.


Victor Zimet has worked in the film and television business for twenty-five years. Along the way he collected an Emmy for producing and directing a magazine segment on the victorious 1986 Mets for WNYC-TV. Prior to the launching of HOME TEAM, he edited many network specials, and developed a stellar reputation at CBS, editing on various series including STREET STORIES with Ed Bradley, EYE TO EYE with Connie Chung, and PUBLIC EYE with Bryant Gumbel, during which he received another Emmy nomination. In 1999 he co-produced a story for National Geographic about his friends, The Flying Neutrinos, street musicians who were homeless by choice, and managed through hard work and a totally original vision to build a raft and sail the Atlantic from New York to Ireland. Currently, HOME TEAM is working on a feature length documentary about this extraordinary family. In 2004 and 2005 Zimet had a hand in the ABC hit EXTREME MAKEOVER.

Stephanie Silber and Victor Zimet have long managed to distill the extraordinary from the seemingly everyday. The Home Team philosophy can be summed up simply: from the heart...to the lens...to the screen.

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Articles by this Author
» Premiere of "Black 47 at Connolly's" at Westchester Film Festival March 8, 2008
By Vic Zimet & Stephanie Silber | Published 02/28/2008 | Friends In Action | Unrated
Larry Kirwan (left) and the band Black 47 are the subjects of a new film by filmmakers Stephanie Silber and Vic Zimet. The film weaves together a history of the band's beginnings, and by extension, a rich underlay of Irish-American history and the Diaspora. The film will be screened at the Westchester Film Festival on Mach 8, 2008 starting at 2:35 p.m.
» FESTIVAL BLAST: HOME TEAM'S RANDOM LUNACY
By Vic Zimet & Stephanie Silber | Published 09/29/2007 | Friends In Action , Events , Culture And Arts | Unrated

"Movies like to pretend they're different, but RANDOM LUNACY really, truly is. Gifted filmmakers Zimet and Silber throw us into a life that intoxicates, infuriates and leaves us panting for each unforgettable adventure. Prepare to be wowed" - Peter Travers of Rolling Stone

» Award Winning Film Random Lunacy available on DVD + 2 Festival Screenings
By Vic Zimet & Stephanie Silber | Published 08/17/2007 | Friends In Action , Culture And Arts | Unrated
 

Home Team Productions  announces RANDOM LUNACY on DVD at FilmBaby. com. See it as well at the Chicago Underground & Wildwood By The Sea Film Festivals. Hear Nenad's music.

» Random Lunacy at the Portland Underground Film Festival, Thursday June 7, 2007
By Vic Zimet & Stephanie Silber | Published 05/29/2007 | Friends In Action , Events , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Random Lunacy will be playing at the Portland Underground Film Festival. The film follows family band of self-taught Dixieland musicians on a quest for pure freedom. Music is by Nenad Bach.
 
» Award Winning Film Random Lunacy playing in New York on April 1st 2007
By Vic Zimet & Stephanie Silber | Published 03/29/2007 | Friends In Action , Events , Culture And Arts | Unrated
 

Videos From The Road Less Traveled, is a close-up look at a family's odyssey of survival, adventure, and desire.  The hour long documentary unspools on Sunday, April 1, 2007, at the New York Underground Film Festival, New York, N.Y., at 8:45 PM. What is genuine value in a culture jaded by its own affluence?

» Nenad Bach's music helps new film "Random Lunacy" score another award
By Vic Zimet & Stephanie Silber | Published 03/12/2007 | Culture And Arts , Awards | Unrated
   
» RANDOM LUNACY: new film by Vic Zimet and Stephanie Silber premieres on March 9th
By Vic Zimet & Stephanie Silber | Published 02/23/2007 | Friends In Action , Events , Culture And Arts | Unrated
 

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone says: "Movies like to pretend they're different, but RANDOM LUNACY really, truly is.  Gifted filmmakers Zimet and Silber throw us into a life that intoxicates, infuriates and leaves us panting for each unforgettable adventure  Prepare to be wowed." @ WESTCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL Friday, March 9th at 9:40 PM White Plains City Center, New York. To reserve tickets call 914 747 6000

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