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Online New England Film Festival Spotlights

By Alli Rock
2010 Online New England Film Festival film line-up.

During the 2nd Online New England Film Festival from September 1-October 15, 2010, NewEnglandFilm.com presents a new interview each week with a local filmmaker featured in the festival.

10 Books Every Independent Filmmaker Should Own... and 4 for Screenwriters Too

By NewEnglandFilm.com

Whether you're looking for a gift idea for someone else or a filmmaker yourself, NewEnglandFilm.com has compiled 10 essential books that every independent filmmaker should own, plus 4 for screenwriters.

Music, Love and Film: Talking with Writer/Director Raeshelle Cooke

By Catherine Stewart
Raeshelle Cooke

Fellow female film professionals discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Raeshelle Cooke about telling true stories in narrative work.

Documenting Life and Music: Filmmaker Matt Day's talks about his short film on The Books's Nick Zammuto

By Chelsea Smith
a still from "Shape of Things to Come"

With a 5D and some gear from Vermont Community Access Media, filmmaker Matt Day created the documentary gem Shape of Things to Come, which invites viewers into the life and music of music producer and front man of The Books, Nick Zammuto. Day discusses the process of making the film and how it changed his career, and readers can still watch this Jury Prize award-winner for Best Documentary online through the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

'Leave No Trace': An Interview with Documentarian Cozette Russell

By Catherine Stewart
A still from "Sea Horse"

Fellow female film professionals discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Cozette Russell about capturing the relationship between people and the land they live on.

Author Anita Diamant Brings Back "Hester Street"

By Christine Galeone
Hester Street

Bestselling author Anita Diamant will present the classic film Hester Street at the Boston Jewish Film Festival. In an interview, she discusses why she chose the film for the festival’s Favorite Films from the Famous series.

Talking with Actress, Director and Writer Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness

By Josh Coleman
Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness

As an actress, writer and director, Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness has immersed herself in all aspects of filmmaking, even bridging both documentary and narrative projects. Her most recent short film After Ella screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and won the First Prize Directorial Discovery Award at The Rhode Island International Film Festival this summer. Her third film Writer's Block won the Berlinale Canon Competition at the Berlin Film Festival and is being produced by Canon.

An Interview with Documentarian Michaela O’Brien

By Catherine Stewart
Michaela O’Brien https://flic.kr/p/nLn4zW

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Michaela O’Brien about sharing real stories with the world and her film Far from C3, which is currently screening as part of the Online New England Film Festival,

An Interview with Filmmaker Guy Benoit about "Guitar #1711"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Still from "Guitar #1711"

Music and film have long been paired (even during the silent film era). But Rhode Island filmmaker Guy Benoit finds a new way of examining music through film with his short documentary Guitar #1711, which follows Rhode Island based, custom guitar maker Otto D'Ambrosio through a year long process of building one guitar. You can also watch the film online as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Xavery Robin of "The Art of Being Hurt"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Xavery Robin

Filmmaker Xavery Robin takes a unique view of relationship stress in her short film The Art of Being Hurt, now screening as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival. Here, Robin discusses how she got her start in filmmaking, her inspiration for her films and her future projects.

Interview with Filmmaker Michael Fisher about "Attic"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Michael Fisher

Filmmaker Michael Fisher presents a vision of crime in his understated and gripping psychological drama Attic, now screening as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival. Here, he talks about his inspiration for the film, the festival audience's reaction to the film, and his future work.

Boston Indie Horror: An Interview with Filmmaker Andrea Wolanin about "M is for Mundane"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
On the set of Penta

She might have been a showgirl or a hitman, but as it turns out Andrea Wolanin is a filmmaker. Here, she talks about the tight-knit Boston indie horror community and making her film M is For Mundane (now screening at the 2014 Online New England Film Festival) and her upcoming production Penta.

An Interview with Filmmaker Gretl Claggett

By Catherine Stewart
Gretl Claggett

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Gretle Claggett about making work that breaks a silence in her first piece of work, Happy Hour, now screening at the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmakers Dylan Ladds and Ryan Scura about their film "New England Blood" about NH surfing

By NewEnglandFilm.com

Filmmakers Dylan Ladds and Ryan Scura found a way to combine their passions -- filmmaking and surfing -- with their short film New England Blood, which they have since turned into a feature film, The Granite Stoke. Here, they talk about making their New England Blood, which can be seen online as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Surfing in NH? An Interview with Filmmakers Dylan Ladds and Ryan Scura about their film "New England Blood"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
New England Blood

Filmmakers Dylan Ladds and Ryan Scura found a way to combine their passions -- filmmaking and surfing -- with their short film New England Blood, which they have since turned into a feature film, The Granite Stoke. Here, they talk about making their New England Blood, which can be seen online as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Ashley DeLucco

By Catherine Stewart
On the set of Toby McNutt: Body of Work

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Ashley Delucco about taking the plunge into the world of filmmaking with Toby McNutt: Body of Work, now screening as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Amy Jo Johnson about "Bent"

By Catherine Stewart
Amy Jo Johnson on set

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to actress Amy Jo Johnson about her recent move to writing and directing for her first short film Bent - which is screening during the Online New England Film Festival this month.

Interview with Filmmaker Jeffrey Blake Palmer about his music video "Mulligan's Island"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
On the set of "Mulligan's Island"

Filmmaker Jeffrey Blake Palmer turns We Govern We's song into an imaginative music video in his short Mulligan's Island, now screening as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival. Here, Palmer talks to NewEnglandFilm.com about how he started making music videos, his inspiration for his film and his future projects.

An Interview with Filmmaker Kerstin Karlhuber

By Catherine Stewart
Kerstin Karlhuber on the set

As a recent graduate with a degree in theater, Kerstin Karlhuber found herself in New York City trying to make ends meet. She did her fair share of waitressing and retail jobs, but she also worked for an agency dealing with high-end nannying. It was here that she found the inspiration for her film Legacy Cleaning, which screens as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Gotham City in Boston: An Interview with Tom Mariano about "Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours"

By Christine Galeone
Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours
Boston-based actor and producer Tom Mariano chats about acting, superheroes and the upcoming fan film Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours, slated to release this winter.

Interview with Filmmaker Kevin Newbury

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Monsura Is Waiting

Kevin Newbury's directorial debut Monsura is Waiting has a Wes Anderson feel to it -- strong colors, lovable but odd characters and a heightened sense of reality. Here he talks with NewEnglandFilm.com about the unique team that went into creating this truly original short film. The film Monsura is Waiting can be seen as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Environmental Filmmaker Elise Hugus

By Catherine Stewart
Elise Hugus

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to filmmaker Elise Hugus about her passion for filmmaking and the environment. Her film The Watershed can be seen on NewEnglandFilm.com as part of their annual Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Matt Hollis-Lima about Flesh Eaters

By NewEnglandFilm.com
A still from "Flesh Eaters"

Most student films are, well, a bit embarrassing with odd music and blatant camera tricks. But not filmmaker Matt Hollis-Lima's short film The Flesh Eaters. The film, which he made as a Master's student at Boston University, has all the the elements of a professional film -- a good story, well acted and well-shot plus a bit of creepiness and a bit of comedy. It's no wonder the film has been hitting the film festival circuit and winning awards...

An Interview with Filmmaker Tamar Halpern

By Catherine Stewart
A still from "Death, Taxes and Apple Juice"

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks with Tamar Halpern about her short film Death, Taxes, and Apple Juice, available to watch online now through the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Scott Calonico about "The Silly Bastard by the Bed"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Still from "The Silly Bastard"

Most documentarians making films about John F. Kennedy in 1963 choose the assassination as their subject. But not filmmaker Scott Calonico. Instead, his unusual and amusing documentary The Silly Bastard Next to the Bed (which you can watch as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival) delves into JFK's remarks about a photograph published in the Washington Post featuring a 'silly bastard' posing next to the proposed hospital bed for his wife's upcoming childbirth.

Interview with Filmmaker Michael Parks Randa about "The Perfect Buddy"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
On the set of The Perfect Buddy

Lead actor Bobby Bird in The Perfect Buddy has Down's syndrome. But as it turns out, that fact has nothing to do with the plot of the movie -- quite deliberately. Filmmaker Michael Parks Randa talks about his inspiration for the film, his relationship with Bird, and his future work. The Perfect Buddy is currently screening online as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Andrew Migliori about Donner Party: The Musical

By NewEnglandFilm.com
On the set of Donner Party: The Musical

Not many people would think of making a film about a group of pioneers who became snowbound in the mountains for weeks without food, never mind a musical comedy. But filmmaker Andrew Migliori did and the result is The Donner Party: The Musical, now available to watch online through October 15 as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Rob Azevedo on "Candles in Paradise"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Candles in Paradise

Filmmaker Rob Azevedo espouses a "just do it" approach to filmmaking. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, he discusses making and screening his latest award-winning film Candles in Paradise, available to watch online through October 15 as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Gauri Adelkar on "The Theft"

By Catherine Stewart
http://thetheftmovie.wordpress.com/

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Gauri Adelkar about her first film, The Theft, now screening in the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Filmmaker Mark Battle talks about The Janitor

By NewEnglandFilm.com
A still from The Janitor

Mark Battle always knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. "I just started doing it," he said. "I picked up a camera and just made a movie. Then I made another one, and another." His latest short film The Janitor, about a lonely immigrant who is confronted with a moral dilemma when ordered to finish a botched assassination job, is currently screening at NewEnglandFilm.com as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.