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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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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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Documentary | Festival Interviews | Interviews | Massachusetts | Short Films

2017 Festival Interview: Pizza Birdy Bath Waterfall

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

A still from Tim O'Donnell's documentary Pizza Birdy Bath Waterfall.

With his documentary Pizza Birdy Bath Waterfall, director Tim O’Donnell takes viewers inside the world of Tommy, a man with Landau–Kleffner syndrome—an extremely rare neurological disorder. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com O’Donnell shares how a harsh critique of his photography led him to become a filmmaker and how his sister inspired this film.

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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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Cross-Cultural Filmmaking: The Hanji Box

12 Jul , 2017 | Written by Emma Schlenoff | Posted by:

In her latest narrative release, The Hanji Box, Nora Jacobson delves into cross-cultural filmmaking and explores international adoption.

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IFFBoston Interview: Imagine Kolle 37

28 Apr , 2017 | Posted by:

Two girls sitting on a car in Imagine Kolle 37

Sabrina Zanella-Foresi shares how she got into the proper headspace to edit the documentary/narrative hybrid Imagine Kolle 37, which is playing at IFFBoston 2017 as part of the “Shorts: D=Delta: Documentary” lineup.

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Filmmaking | Interviews | Rhode Island | Short Films

Getting it Right the First Time

1 Aug , 2016 | Written by Evan Crean | Posted by:

First-time Pawtucket, RI filmmaker Carol Conley exorcises demons with her short Penitence, screening at the Rhode Island International Film Festival this month. NewEnglandFilm.com talks with Conley about how she came up with Penitence, her process as a first-time filmmaker, and the reasons why this project is so important to her.

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Experimental | Filmmaking | Massachusetts | Reports | Short Films

Dear Video Diary: Remembering the Work of Anne Robertson

17 Dec , 2015 | Written by Catherine Stewart | Posted by:

As the Harvard Film Archive prepares to embark on the preservation of the short films of the late Boston filmmaker Anne Robertson, they offer a final screening of a portion of Five Year Diary on Friday, December 18 at the historic Carpenter Center for the Arts.

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Females in Film | Filmmaking | Interviews | New York | Short Films

Risky Play: An Interview with Erin Davis

19 Oct , 2015 | Written by Suzy Cosgrove | Posted by:

You may have heard of the “free-range kids movement,” but you likely have never experienced an “adventure playground,” a place where children (without parents) can play with fire, hammers, saws, and more. Here, filmmaker Erin Davis talks about the inspiration and making of her short documentary The Land, and the conversation that it opens up about risky play.

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