Festival Interviews

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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Connecticut | Experimental | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Massachusetts

Festival Interview: Memorial

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

Ben Pender-Cudlip’s documentary short Memorial is now screening through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. Here, in this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, he describes the giant steel sculpture featured in his experimental film and shares the next documentary that he’s working on.

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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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Drama | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | New Hampshire

Festival Interview: Deliá

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

Writer Matt Russell explains the parallels between winter and loss in his short Deliá, while also sharing why the project succeeded as a family affair. The film, which won the New Hampshire Film Festival’s Best Short Drama award in 2015, is now screening on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Maine

Festival Interview: Heart & Hand

28 Sep , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Sharyn Paul Brusie reveals how her desire to make films that deeply affect people and her love for organic farming drove her to make the documentary short Heart & Hand. Originally screened at the Maine Short Film Festival, her film is now playing through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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

Festival Interview: Going the Distance

26 Sep , 2016 | Written by Nichols | Posted by:

Jessie Beers-Altman shares the inspiration for her sports documentary short Going the Distance and the unique soothing effect it has on her infant son. Her award-winning film, which originally screened at Independent Film Festival Boston, is now available here, playing through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival.

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Connecticut | Drama | Experimental | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts | New Hampshire

Festival Interview: All My Voice

20 Sep , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Providing a glimpse inside the mind of a brilliant, yet challenged scientist, the short film All My Voice, is now screening on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. Director Zoë Morgan Chiswick talks about how the project came to fruition, while also offering inspirational advice for aspiring filmmakers.

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Comedy | Festival Interviews | Interviews | Maine

Festival Interview: Clothes Encounter

18 Sep , 2016 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

Mike Perlman’s “Thrift Shop” parody Clothes Encounter is now screening on NewEnglandFilm.com through October 15 as part of the 2016 Online New England Film Festival. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, Perlman shares how the advertisement came together and provides a sneak preview of his next project.

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