I was really fortunate to be able to screen a short clip from my Plum Island documentary (which is still a work in progress) at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival this past weekend. The screening was part of a special section of the festival for works in progress and was screened alongside a film on Henry Beston. It was great to be able to show something to an audience and receive feedback and after a year and a half of working on this project it's definitely given me an extra boost of motivation to see the project through to the end.
Our short film 'Showered', which was a finalist in this year's International Documentary Challenge is finally up online! You can watch the film here. Please consider voting for our film in the audience awards!
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to have a film screened at the Earth Port Film Festival in Newburyport, MA. The film, Rise and Fall, is one that I produced along with Lindsey Topham and Sarah Ganzhorn for the International Documentary Challenge about a year ago and it deals with the erosion issues on Plum Island, MA. It was great to be able to participate in the festival and meet other filmmakers who were also interested in highlighting environmental issues. You can watch interviews with me and some of the other filmmakers here: http://www.earthportfilm.org/ (start at 7:18 for my interview).
Our short film 'Showered' won "best use of theme" in this years International Documentary Challenge. It was a great experience to be able to attend the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto, see the other films from the competition and meet the filmmakers as well!
Our film will be screened at a few more festivals before it will be available to watch online. Stay tuned!
A few weeks ago I was on a team that participated in the International Documentary Challenge, a film competition where participants have to research, shoot and edit a short film within five days. This year's theme was "behind the curtain" which lead us to choose an interesting topic: we decided to interview people in the shower. Recently, we found out that our film made it into the top 12 for the competition and will be screened at the Hot Docs documentary film festival in Toronto on May 1st!
Unfortunately, it's not possible for us to publish the film online until it premieres at Hot Docs but you can watch the behind the scenes video and vote for our film in the Audience Awards!