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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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Corporate | Documentary | Festival Interviews | Interviews | New England

2017 Festival Interview: Dare to Be Remarkable

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

A still from the Animus Studios documentary Dare to Be Remarkable with the film's subject Alyssa Silva.

Screening through October 15 as part of the 2017 Online New England Film Festival, Dare to Be Remarkable introduces viewers to one woman’s courageous battle with spinal muscular atrophy, a neurological disease with ramifications on all aspects of life. Roy Power, an editor for this documentary, chats with NewEnglandFilm.com about the film’s production and about some of its surprising fans.

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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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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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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 | Filmmaking | Interviews | Local Industry | New England | New York | Screenwriting | Short Films | Vermont

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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