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"No Gravity" 


    Director  Hideki Shiota

    Music by Painting. 
    Piano / Emanuel Ruffler
    Drum / Kassa Overall

“Purloined pinions", conceptual art       with Alex Max


    Director Yana Milanberg

    Consept / Vests & Set Design by Alex Max


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Gravity’ EP lets listeners see the music

The Seattle Times / August 2015


Seattle jazz lovers who have been following the high-school scene will remember Kassa Overall, drummer with the Garfield band a decade-and-a-half back. After graduating from Oberlin Conservatory in 2006, Overall moved to New York, where he became pianist Geri Allen’s drummer of choice and also a respected producer on the hip-hop scene.



    had a great first screening at the Katra Film Series in NYC, July 25, 2015.

Painting - "Inside a Cup / Unsure" (video) (premiere)

Poppmatters / June 2015


Pianist/producer Emanuel Ruffler has joined forces with drummer/producer/rapper Kassa Overall to create the jazz duo Painting, and they’re set to release their debut EP Gravity later this summer. Additionally, they’ve teamed up with filmmaker Hideki Shiota to make a haunting, stylish new video for the composition “Inside a Cup / Unsure”, which we’re glad to premiere.

"Unexpected Offer" 

Submission for #TeamOscar2015 -  a 60-second movie based on the best piece of advice you've ever received.


JAN 2015



OCT 2014


On The Red Carpet at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival with Yana Milanberg

Yana Milanberg gives an interview for Gary Miller  on


Yana Milanberg gives an interview for Gary Miller  on


OCT 2014


Mother’s Surprise  by Le Wilhelm

Directed by Tiffany James

Maria Jiminenez, Yana Milanberg and Amanda Szymczak


May 2014 16th at 8.00pm,  17th 3.00pm & 8.00pm, 18th 7.00pm


Producers’ Club Theathers 358 W44th tickets $18

Reserve seats by email


MAY 2014


Brief Acts Presents

Accidents Will Happen



APRIL 2014


​     You can meet Yana Milanberg  at the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival. As a press persona with Russian charm she interviews  producers, directors and actors from 16-27 April 2014.




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