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Interviews

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.

Interview with VCFA Founding Faculty Chair and Filmmaker: Laura Colella

By Catherine Stewart
Laura Colella

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 educator and filmmaker, Laura Colella

Interactive Documentary Filmmaking: An Interview with Allison Otto

By Catherine Stewart
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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 travel documentarian, Allison Otto about interactive documentaries that she says "encourage the user to actively engage in--and contribute to—the shaping of the story.”

Behind-the-Scenes of Indie Horror: An Interview with Jocelyn Padilla

By Catherine Stewart
I Am Monroe

Writer and director Jocelyn Padilla talks about the indie horror films that she has in the works for the latest installment of NewEnglandFilm.com's #femalesinfilm series.

Interview with VCFA Student and Emerson Faculty Member Rachelle Dermer

By Catherine Stewart
Rachelle Dermer

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 photographer, filmmaker, student (and teacher) Rachelle Dermer.

Up & Coming: An Interview with Emilie Upczak, MFA student at the Vermont College of Fine Art

By Catherine Stewart
Emilie Upczak

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 filmmaker, Emilie Upczak. Her video installations have been exhibited at PG Contemporary in Houston, AIR Gallery in Brooklyn, and at the Festival International Signes de Nuit in France and her short films have played across the world. Here, she talks about her work on her latest project, the feature film The Moving Parts of Love.

An Interview with Filmmakers Lucien Flores & Michela M. Smith about "Sherwin and The Scout"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Still from "Sherwin and the Scout"

What began as a student project became a festival hit... Here, Lucien Flores and Michela M. Smith talk about their short film Sherwin and the Scout.

A Girl, a Cat, a Bomb: An Interview with Laura Maxfield

By Catherine Stewart
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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 filmmaker Laura Maxfield about finding the perfect collaborators.

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.

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 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.

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.