Interviews

Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts

Hijab on the Court: Interview with Tim O’Donnell

15 Feb , 2017 | Written by Emma Schlenoff | Posted by:

After the release of his latest short film, FIBA Allow HIJAB, Tim O’Donnell discusses the influence of the media, female role models, and the necessity of getting to know our Muslim-American neighbors.

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Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine | Rhode Island

Festival Interview: Meredith’s Medicine

14 Oct , 2016 | Posted by:

Andrew Burgess documents his mother’s mental escape from cancer treatments with his film Meredith’s Medicine, which is screening through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, he talks about the supportive community that allowed his mother to continue doing what she loves.

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Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine

Festival Interview: The Raw Essence of Carlo Pittore

14 Oct , 2016 | Posted by:

Richard Kane celebrates the life of influential artist Carlo Pittore with his documentary short The Raw Essence of Carlo Pittore. Originally screened at the Maine Short Film Festival, Kane’s film is screening on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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Corporate | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine

Festival Interview: This Time It’s Shopping

14 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Jim Picariello’s award-winning short This Time It’s Shopping is now screening on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival Here, Picariello shares the inspiration for his family-friendly short and the results of a Q&A he had with children at a film festival.

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Females in Film | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts

Festival Interview: So Help Me God

13 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Rebecca Maddalo needed to make a more lighthearted film after her last project — a dark relationship drama. That’s how she decided to make the short comedy So Help Me God, which is now playing through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. Here, Maddalo explains her storytelling techniques in the film and how they’re specifically designed to create humor.

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Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine

Festival Interview: Maine Heritage Orchard

13 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Huey shares the origin of his documentary short Maine Heritage Orchard and some highlights from his extensive filmmaking career. Originally screened at the Maine Short Film Festival, his film is now screening here on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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Drama | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Rhode Island

Festival Interview: They’re Closing In

12 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Jaret Blinkhorn’s arguments with his wife inspired the horror short They’re Closing In, where a married couple must confront their issues — or face dire consequences. Here, Blinkhorn shares how he assembled a skeleton crew to shoot his short and offers some advice for aspiring filmmakers. His film is available here on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts

Festival Interview: Portle

12 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Originally screened at the Salem Film Festival and the New England Mass Reality Check Film Festival, Oliver Shahery’s documentary Portle is now playing through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. Here, Shahery talks about how he found the 13-year-old subject of his documentary and about how his subject came through for him at a film festival.

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Experimental | Festival Interviews | Interviews | Massachusetts

Festival Interview: Magick

11 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Originally screened at the Boston International Film Festival and the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, Rob Eckel’s horror short Magick is now playing on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. In our interview with him, Eckel explains the occult practices that inspired his short and teases a sci-fi comedy that he’s developing.

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Females in Film | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Vermont

Festival Interview: Elenoir

6 Oct , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Vermont filmmaker Melissa J. Kosmaczewski explains why emotions like grief, love, and lust aren’t just reserved for the young with her short film Elenoir. Originally screened at the Green Mountain Film Festival, it is now playing here through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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