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Be What You Talk About

17 Jan , 2018 | Written by Suzy Cosgrove | Posted by:

Raeshelle Cooke speaking to students about film in an auditorium.

Suzy Cosgrove interviews writer/director Raeshelle Cooke about her film Wrath City, about what inspired her to make it, and about the conversations she is hoping it will start.

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Filmmaking | How To's | Local Industry | New England

New Year’s Resolution? Kickstart Your Film Career.

15 Jan , 2018 | Written by Michele Meek | Posted by:

A woman wearing a VR mask in a still promoting the 2017 Boston Jewish Film Festival's NuWave VR program.

Losing weight, exercising more, pssha! Make your New Year’s resolution this year to kickstart your film career. Here are 6 ideas to help you do just that.

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Connecticut | Females in Film | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine | Massachusetts | New England | New Hampshire | New York | Rhode Island | Screenwriting | Vermont

Nicole Kempskie on the Stowe Story Labs and her project: Helen on 86th St.

18 Oct , 2017 | Written by Emma Schlenoff | Posted by:

Nicole Kempskie (left) at the Stowe Story Labs

Stowe Story Labs Fellow, Nicole Kempskie discusses her musical screenplay adaptation of Helen on 86th St., and her experience at the 2017 Fall Narrative retreat.

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Festival Interviews | Film Festivals | Filmmaking | Maine | New England

2017 Festival Interview: Bird Carver

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

A closeup of Steven Valleau working with glasses on from Madeleine Cohen’s documentary Bird Carver.

Screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, Bird Carver profiles Steven Valleau, the bird carver in-residence at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor, ME. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, the documentary’s director Madeleine Cohen discusses how life’s big choices inspire her films and offers some unique advice about documentary filmmaking.

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Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Maine | New England

2017 Festival Interview: Oak Street Mural

9 Oct , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

A still from the documentary short Oak Street Mural where three people are jumping in front of the mural.

Oak Street Mural, which screens through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, captures the creation of a public mural in Rockland, ME through gorgeous time-lapse photography. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, one of the documentary’s directors, Scott Sell, discusses the impetus for making it and how his background in journalism led him to filmmaking.

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Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | New England | New Hampshire | Vermont

2017 Festival Interview: Fire

6 Oct , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

A still of a Siberian Husky in the snow from Ben Silberfarb's short film Fire.

Screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival and based on a short story, the short film Fire is a story where the cold of winter becomes a threat to the protagonist. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, the film’s director, Ben Silberfarb talks about the trilogy of films about the outdoors he’s working on and he provides insight on how he came to own his own production company, SILBERFARB-FILMS.

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Comedy | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts | New England | Short Films

2017 Festival Interview: What My Friends Do on a Saturday Night

4 Oct , 2017 | Written by Harry Nichols | Posted by:

A still from Ryan Weed's What My Friends Do on a Saturday Night.

Screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, What My Friends Do on a Saturday Night is a parody of Game of Thrones viewing parties, which uses complicated relationships and intricate party etiquette to fashion comedic situations. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, the short’s director, Ryan Weed, enlightens us on the inspiration for his short and on what pushed him to pursue film.

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Documentary | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts | New England | Short Films

2017 Festival Interview: Pan-

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

Christina Nealis gives someone a hug in this still from Dennis Tsai's film Pan-.

Screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, Pan- is a beautiful portrait of a pansexual individual’s struggles and her journey of self-discovery. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, the director of the film, Dennis Tsai, talks about about how his college experience inspired the film and about the excitement of screening his movie at a local film festival.

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Drama | Festival Interviews | Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts | New England

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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