My Work

    The second collaboration between Ruby Mastrodimos and Long Neck, released alongside their sophomore album World's Strongest Dog.

    Made at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, this video captures how we attempt to maintain our relationships as they’re moved online and mitigated by screens. Sometimes that virtual disconnect feels chasmic. Still, we carry on trying: grasping at intimacy on video calls, reminding ourselves of better days, and hoping that we can forge a better society for each other through this. 

    Written, directed, and edited by Ruby Mastrodimos
    Long Neck - "Bad Words"

    2020

     
     

    2019

    Sailor Boyfriend - "I Can See Them Too"

    2019

    2019

    Taking cues from everything that went right in the 80's, this music video for Sailor Boyfriend sees the band dealing with a bad case of stage fright until a mysterious stranger comes to the rescue. Shot on a micro-budget, the video is full of fun, poppy imagery to match the disco tune.

    Taking cues from everything that went right in the 80's, this music video for Sailor Boyfriend sees the band dealing with a bad case of stage fright until a mysterious stranger comes to the rescue. Shot on a micro-budget, the video is full of fun, poppy imagery to match the disco tune.

    Shot, directed, and edited by Ruby Mastrodimos
     
    Long Neck - "Elizabeth"
    Long Neck - "Elizabeth"
    Long Neck - "Elizabeth"

    2018

    2018

    Taking inspiration from New Jersey's many urban legends, Mastrodimos partnered with the NJ-based indie band Long Neck to create a video for their single "Elizabeth." The result is a campy, four-and-a-half minute drive from hell. Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Underground Film Festival.

    Written, directed, and edited by Ruby Mastrodimos

    Read more about the band and video on Stereogum.

     

    2018

    A Darkness on the Edge of Town

    A conspiracy-prone college grad convinces her two childhood friends to help prove the existence of a local legend—the Jersey Devil—but ends up creating an even more dangerous monster along the way. Nominated for Best TV or Webisode Script at the 2019 GenreBlast Film Festival.

    Read an excerpt here.

    Written by Ruby Mastrodimos
     
    My Building Has Every Convenience

    2017

    My Building Has Every Convenience is a bilingual video-project about unfinished construction sites in Athens, Greece.

    Written, directed, and animated by Ruby Mastrodimos
     
    Burger Queen

    2016

    Made in conjunction with FAMU in Prague, Burger Queen is a short film about a mother, her young daughter, and children's beauty pageants. Shot on 16mm.

    Directed, edited, and co-written by Ruby Mastrodimos
     
    Shea Stadium BK Infomercial

    2016

    Before it's untimely closure in 2017, Shea Stadium BK was  New York's premier DIY-venue and hosted acts like Titus Andronicus, Mitski, Blood Orange, and more. This video was a mock-up infomercial made while Mastrodimos was a Shea intern.

    Written, directed, and edited by Ruby Mastrodimos
     
    Local Business

    2015

    Like most urban areas in America, Jersey City has changed in the past 10 years. Local Business is a short documentary about the slow gentrification of one Jersey City neighborhood and how the filmmaker's own family business navigates the issue.

    Directed and edited by Ruby Mastrodimos

    BIO

    Ruby Mastrodimos is a DIY filmmaker based in New York. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a Bachelor's in Film Studies in 2018.

     

    Mastrodimos has been making short films, music videos, and documentaries since her teen years. Her love of cinema has taken her everywhere from documenting Brooklyn's DIY music scene to attending the world-renowned film school FAMU in the Czech Republic. One time her work was shown on a small Greek island.

     

    She is inspired by everything from New Jersey urban legends, punk music, infrastructure, and the reality TV-shows she spends far too much time watching.

     

    In addition to working as a screener for the student short section of the 2018 Telluride Film Festival, she attended as a member of that year's Student Symposium. Currently, she is the inaugural Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the new Media Center and Movement Lab at the Milstein Center for Teaching & Learning. In March 2019, she represented Barnard at the SXSW EDU Playground with a display on turning your smartphone into a DIY film studio.

    CONTACT

    Email: ruby.mastro@gmail.com
    Instagram:@_r_mastrodimos
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