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An Interview with Filmmaker Tamar Halpern

By Catherine Stewart
A still from "Death, Taxes and Apple Juice"

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks with Tamar Halpern about her short film Death, Taxes, and Apple Juice, available to watch online now through the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Scott Calonico about "The Silly Bastard by the Bed"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Still from "The Silly Bastard"

Most documentarians making films about John F. Kennedy in 1963 choose the assassination as their subject. But not filmmaker Scott Calonico. Instead, his unusual and amusing documentary The Silly Bastard Next to the Bed (which you can watch as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival) delves into JFK's remarks about a photograph published in the Washington Post featuring a 'silly bastard' posing next to the proposed hospital bed for his wife's upcoming childbirth.

Interview with Filmmaker Michael Parks Randa about "The Perfect Buddy"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
On the set of The Perfect Buddy

Lead actor Bobby Bird in The Perfect Buddy has Down's syndrome. But as it turns out, that fact has nothing to do with the plot of the movie -- quite deliberately. Filmmaker Michael Parks Randa talks about his inspiration for the film, his relationship with Bird, and his future work. The Perfect Buddy is currently screening online as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Andrew Migliori about Donner Party: The Musical

By NewEnglandFilm.com
On the set of Donner Party: The Musical

Not many people would think of making a film about a group of pioneers who became snowbound in the mountains for weeks without food, never mind a musical comedy. But filmmaker Andrew Migliori did and the result is The Donner Party: The Musical, now available to watch online through October 15 as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

How to Utilize Slow-Motion Footage in Your Next Video Project

By NewEnglandFilm.com
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Adding slow-motion video can mean the difference between a rough draft and a polished film. VideoBlocks.com provides this list of tips on how to use stock slow motion video in your film. Republished with permission from VideoBlocks.com.

Interview with Filmmaker Rob Azevedo on "Candles in Paradise"

By NewEnglandFilm.com
Candles in Paradise

Filmmaker Rob Azevedo espouses a "just do it" approach to filmmaking. In this interview with NewEnglandFilm.com, he discusses making and screening his latest award-winning film Candles in Paradise, available to watch online through October 15 as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Filmmaker Gauri Adelkar on "The Theft"

By Catherine Stewart
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Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Gauri Adelkar about her first film, The Theft, now screening in the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Filmmaker Mark Battle talks about The Janitor

By NewEnglandFilm.com
A still from The Janitor

Mark Battle always knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. "I just started doing it," he said. "I picked up a camera and just made a movie. Then I made another one, and another." His latest short film The Janitor, about a lonely immigrant who is confronted with a moral dilemma when ordered to finish a botched assassination job, is currently screening at NewEnglandFilm.com as part of the 2014 Online New England Film Festival.

Interview with Director/Actress Sophia Savage of Empyrean

By Catherine Stewart
Sophia Savage

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to actress, director and producer Sophia Savage about her recent work Empyrean.

Carb-Loaded Unloaded: An Interview with Filmmaker Lathe Poland

By Chelsea Smith
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Filmmaker Lathe Poland opens up about his experience making Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat (premiering at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut on September 27th), a documentary inspired by his own personal battle with type 2 diabetes.

Kickstart New England: Young World Inventors and Brewland

By Casey Stirling
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This month, the Kickstart New England focuses on two worthy film projects -- Young World Inventor's mini-doc series focusing on inventive solutions to problems in Africa and beyond and Brewland, a documentary on craft beer in the U.S. To have your crowdfunding campaign featured here, email editor@newenglandfilm.com.

Industry News: September 2014

By Casey Stirling
A still from Guitar #1711 from the 2014 Online New England Film Festival

This month's industry news reports on local film awards, upcoming screenings (including the online screening of 42 films on NewEnglandFilm.com), the Mass Media Expo, and more. To report news, email news@newenglandfilm.com.

An Interview with Filmmaker Stephanie Rabins

By Catherine Stewart
Still from We Take the Train

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series, Females in Film. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to filmmaker and educator Stephanie Rabins about her work as well as her recent move to New England.

An Interview with Filmmaker Geena Matuson

By Catherine Stewart
Geena Matuson, Photo by Desolate Metropolis

Fellow female filmmakers discuss work, life, and more in this new series. For this installment, NewEnglandFilm.com writer Catherine Stewart talks to Geena Matuson, an emerging filmmaker and artist, about her work, her awards, and her future.

Filmmaker Bianca Giaever Named NewEnglandFilm.com Stowe Story Labs Fellow

By NewEnglandFilm.com
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NewEnglandFilm.com nominated five talented filmmakers and writers for a fellowship to the 2014 Stowe Story Labs--filmmakers Julie Perkins, Geena Matuson, Bianca Giaever, Lorre Fritchy, and Vanessa Carmona. From this select pool of nominees, the Stowe Story Labs jury offered a fellowship to filmmaker Bianca Giaever.

Music in Film: Providence's What Cheer Brigade to be Featured in Rhode Island International Film Festival

By Chelsea Boulrisse
A still from What Cheer?

Director Michael Slavens addresses this idea of being overcome by grief in his new short film, What Cheer?, which features music from The What Cheer Brigade, an award-winning and beloved 19-piece brass band originating from Providence, Rhode Island.

Kickstart New England: NewEnglandFilm.com and Spin the Plate

By Casey Stirling
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This month's Kickstart New England series we feature our own Indiegogo campaign for a NewEnglandFilm.com relaunch where you can pick up some great perks for your contributions, as well as a Kickstarter campaign for local film Spin the Plate.

Industry News: August 2014

By Casey Stirling
Moonlight Bait and Ammo

Woody Allen, Gus Van Sant, Johnny Depp--it turns out summer in New England this year is star-studded. Plus, find out about events, industry buzz and upcoming opportunities. For news ideas, send an email to news@newenglandfilm.com

How to Be a Voice-Over Artist: Understanding Today's Landscape

By Kevin T. Cunningham
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If you are thinking, “I’m a good actor, but I don’t necessarily have a great voice,” keep reading. First, the voice-over industry might be different than you thought, especially since recent technology has revolutionized the voice-over industry—changing both the work available and how we get work. Read on to learn about the scope, sound, and sourcing of today’s voice-overs.

Advice for Actors: An Interview with Erica Derrickson

By Josh Coleman
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Photographer and Actress Erica Derrickson talks with NewEnglandFilm.com about her advice for actors and her organization Hollywood East Actors.

Top Tips on Evaluating Agents and Production Companies

By Susan Kouguell

What happens when an agent or production company expresses an interest in your work? The Screenplay Doctor Susan Kouguell provides readers with some tips on how to proceed not only with excitement, but with caution.