Ray Tintori is a 24-year-old director from Brooklyn. “Death to the Tinman” was his undergraduate thesis film for Wesleyan University’s Film Studies program. The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival where it received an Honorable Mention for Short Filmmaking. It also played in the South by Southwest Film Festival and New York Film Festival, among others. His previous film “Jettison Your Loved Ones” premiered at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival. Mr. Tintori currently resides in New York where he is writing his next film, as well as writing scripts for other people’s major motion pictures, and directing music videos for pop groups like MGMT.
Death to the Tinman is an adaptation of the origin story of the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz series, in which the Tin Man is transformed from a human lumberjack to a metal man without a heart. Tintori transported the story’s basic premise to a surreal, rural 1940s South, replacing Oz magic with evangelical mysticism; pastors, congregations, and the Rapture replace flying monkeys and witches melting upon contact with water.
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