The New York Times: “Law Student’s Alter Ego: Filmmaker”

Anthony Desiato, a current Pace law student and comic shop employee, is featured in an interesting article in the New York Times after making a documentary or “D.I.Y film” as his “creative outlet… ‘in order to stay sane'” and landed the coveted chance to show it at Comic-Con.

Anthony Desiato, a current Pace law student and comic shop employee, is featured in an interesting article in the New York Times after making a documentary or “D.I.Y film” as his “creative outlet… ‘in order to stay sane'” and landed the coveted chance to show it at Comic-Con.

The film is a sweet-natured exploration of Mr. Oto’s quirky relationship with his shop, his employees and his loyal, foul-mouthed and eccentric clientele, some of them man-cave-dwellers who seem to have sprung from the pages of the comic books they hoard and devour. Mr. Desiato’s collection, of 500 graphic novels and 100 superhero statuettes, is confined to his bedroom at his parents’ home.

He wrapped the film in time to return to law school in the fall and then went toWithoutabox, an online hub for film festival submissions, and sent out a dozen paid applications. The movie was picked up by NewFilmmakers, which screened it at Anthology Film Archives in May. Now comes Comic-Con, a mainstream event that draws 130,000 comics aficionados each summer. Mr. Desiato’s was one of just five documentaries accepted.

"Far left, Steve Oto, who owns the comics shop Alternate Realities, in Scarsdale, N.Y., and Anthony Desiato, a law student and shop employee who made a film about it." Richard Perry/The New York Times

Read the full article in The New York Times online.

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THE JOURNAL NEWS: Meet Hartsdale’s Anthony Desiato, Documentary Filmmaker About A Scarsdale Comic Book Store

Hartsdale resident and Pace Law School student, Anthony Desiato, recently made an independent documentary titled “My Comic Shop Documentary” while working at the comic shop “Alternate Realities” in Scarsdale, NY. Next month, the documentary will be shown as part of the long-running New Filmmakers New York Series.

Meet Hartsdale’s Anthony Desiato, Documentary Filmmaker About A Scarsdale Comic Book Store

The story was again featured in The Journal News with photos on May 9, 2011 in an article entitled Screen Gems.