Festival Interviews

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2017 Festival Interview: Winter Hill

15 Sep , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Melissa Bruno offers viewers a rare look at female friendship in a working-class neighborhood with her film Winter Hill, which is screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival. In this interview, she talks about how she got into filmmaking, about why she decided to tell this story, and about why New England Film was a key resource for her when making her film.

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Drama | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | New England | Television

2017 Festival Interview: East of Hollywood

13 Sep , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Chris Caccioppoli challenges misrepresentation of Asians in the entertainment industry with his mockumentary East of Hollywood, which is screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival. In this interview, he talks about the role of Asian-Americans in Hollywood, about seeing audiences interact with his films, and about the exciting new projects he’s working on.

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Experimental | Festival Interviews | Film Festivals | Interviews | New England | New York | Short Films

2017 Festival Interview: Anastasia

11 Sep , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Sean Han depicts a hot-headed teen’s attempt to escape her abusive foster home with his film Anastasia, which is screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, he talks about his process for casting Anastasia and shares his advice for aspiring filmmakers.

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Drama | Females in Film | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Rhode Island

Festival Interview: Knightsville

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

Gina Piersanti and Gloria Migliori in KNIGHTSVILLE

Aly Migliori reveals how identity, family, and independence play a role in her short Knightsville, while also sharing her experience screening it at festivals that celebrate female filmmakers. Originally screened at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and Independent Film Festival Boston, her film is now playing through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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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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Females in Film | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Massachusetts

Festival Interview: The Dream

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

Sara Pagiaro explains how her musical background led to career in filmmaking and how a passion for women’s issues prompted her to create her short drama The Dream. Originally screened at the Different Faces, Different Voices Film Festival, the film is now playing here through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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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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