Friday, July 23, 2010

Dan Masucci Extended Interview

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Against the Wind
In the twilight of his life, Ned reflects on his past, his remaining years, and discovers how his role in life has changed. Against the Wind is a sentimental film that shows the old truly are young at heart and that universal emotions live within us all.

fountainheadpictures.com

Michael Gaylin Extended Interview

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Intelligence
Deep in a military bunker, the war raging just outside and a team of U.S. soldiers interrogates three Arab detainees. One prisoner is surely a dangerous terrorist, the others innocent civilians - but will the Americans find the right one? The outcome rests on the skills of one appallingly inept interpreter. In this powerful satire of war in the post 911 world, where language and cultural differences seem hopeless barriers to understanding and peace, one simple slip of the tongue leads to increasingly absurd misunderstandings.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Daniel DeFabio Extended Interview

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Extreme Yoga Smackdown
In the world of competitive yoga, four yogis have risen to the highest level of the practice, but one by one they must fall. In Extreme Yoga Smackdown there can be only one poser left posing. Keep your third eye open for all the yoga action.

defabiodesign.com

bspafilm.com

Nathan Meltz Extended Interview

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The Chicken Coup is the life cycle of a robotic chicken in a factory farm, told in a Dada collage-meets-stop-animation style. Plenty of machine on machine and main on machine violence ensues as the chicken protagonist attempts to grow and survive within an agricultural system designed by sadists. Within the prison of the battery cage, is there any hope of escape?

Kevin Craig West and Susie Griswold Extended Interview

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Another Game
Self titled producer, Cornelius Jackson decides to test market Gussi Sriswold's screenplay, 'A Killer Game'. His testing leads to intentionally deadly consequences.

anothergamemovie.com

Rug City Brigade

Rug City Brigade is a short interview and music video of young skateboarders in Amsterdam, NY (the carpet city). Interview includes questions of individuality and experiences dealing with local police.

Checkout some more info on Rug City Brigade and filmmaker Michael Landrio:
www.myspace.com/moodswingmedia

www.myspace.com/michaellandrio

Nick Benson and Matthew Moloney Extended Interview

Man Out of Time: The Captain America Story A Man Out of Time: The Captain America Story follows the history of the super hero from his inception during WWII until his sudden death in the dawn of the new millennium. The film pulls audiences into the comic book world and explores the possibility that Captain America and his story directly reflect real-world American struggles.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Joy E. Reed Extended Interview

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Outcomes – Ron Nyswaner
Joy E. Reed
It’s a series of 5 documentary shorts drawn from interviews with an array of LGBTQ people residing in New York ’s Hudson Valley who have come out of the closet. The project puts a human face on a highly politicized subject; The subjects include Alix Dobkin, a lesbian musical pioneer and feminist icon from the 1970’s; Leigh Noble, a Trans mathematician; Ted Hayes, a former Baptist minister; Anise Cruzado, a Latina beautician; and Ron Nyswaner, screenwriter of the groundbreaking film Philadelphia and gay rights activist. The project was co-produced with the Kingston LGBTQ Community Center with support from the Dutchess County Arts Council.
www.ohmyproductions.net

Jacqueline Kirkpatrick Extended Interview

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Tape #77
Jacqueline Kirkpatrick
Tape #77 is a car ride filmed by Jon, a budding documentary maker. He is taping his life, though ironically, the audience never gets to meet him or know him. He hides behind his camera and turns it on to witness the brief moments between a couple, Rob and Mardi, as they drive to a local clinic with a decision weighing in the air. Once they reach their destination, Mardi wants to turn back. Her boyfriend is not so sure.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sandy Creek Lodge's END CREDITS!



Mr. Cring was kind enough to allow us to cut his end credits in order to allow more time for his on-air interview. Please click below to see the end credits of his short film, Sandy Creek Lodge in their entirety!


Thanks Jon!


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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Episode 2, so close, yet so far!

I know everyone is bummed about TvFILM not being around for 4th of July weekend but we return on July 11th! Here's a sneak peak at what's in store for episode 2.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jon Russell Cring Extended Interview

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Sandy Creek Lodge
Jon Russell Cring
After breaking up with her boyfriend, Jarnis takes a drive toward a new life and finds her place in a roadside motel full of character each odder than the next, forcing her into a nightmare wonderland, Alice never imagined.
http://www.extraordinaryfilmproject.com/

Angela Washko Extended Interview

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Washko's PR
Angela Washko
Through extreme discipline, overindulgence, power relationships, projection, and tragedy the artists generate a spectacle of excess. Skinner and Washko will play coach and athlete respectively, acting out the dynamics between a washed-up yet empowered trainer and a young and impressionable go-getter aching to live the dream. The performance strategically employs humor to deliver their message.
http://angelawashko.com

Friday, June 25, 2010

Jason Ward, John Wager, & Guy Mastrion Extended Interview

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Bicycle Lessons
Jason Ward, John Wager, Guy Mastrion
Two Italian and two American veterans relate intimate stories of capture and escape at the hands of Nazi's and Fascist's during WW II in Italy . Through deep personal reflection we learn of hard lessons and experiences that are chillingly relevant today.
BicycleLessonsTheMovie.com

Mike Feurstein and Jedai Stevens Extended Interview

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Greatest Man Alive
Mike Feurstein
Thinking back on life without a father figure, one man beats himself up over not taking his own advice from years gone by.
www.moviequestproductions.com

Nick Chase Extended Interview

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Eleven Ideas

Nicholas Chase
The Theory of Contamination: It says people tend to believe that the objects someone uses carry traces of that person's personality. So which would you be more likely to wear to a party: Elvis' Presley’s pants, or a jacket worn by the Boston Strangler? A tale of theft, identity, adventure and transformation, Eleven Ideas depicts three narrators' experiences with other people's things. Eleven Ideas is a work-in-progress: the enclosed film shows 2 of 11 chapters, the remainder of which are currently in production.
www.nicholaschase.net

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Premiere is Near!

The premiere of TvFILM Season 2 is only 5 days away! Don't forget to tune in on Sunday, June 27th at 10:30pm to catch the episode. I also wanted to remind everyone that starting Sunday, extended filmmaker interviews and other information will be available on this blog so don't hesitate to check back here often!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What lies in store...

Finally, the wait is over! Below is a final list of the producers and their films that will be featured in the second season of TvFILM. You can check out and get a feel for what journeys TvFILM will take you on this season and what surprises are in store.


Sandy Creek Lodge
Jon Russell Cring
After breaking up with her boyfriend, Jarnis takes a drive toward a new life and finds her place in a roadside motel full of character each odder than the next, forcing her into a nightmare wonderland, Alice never imagined.

Washko PR
Angela Washko
Through extreme discipline, overindulgence, power relationships, projection, and tragedy the artists generate a spectacle of excess. Skinner and Washko will play coach and athlete respectively, acting out the dynamics between a washed-up yet empowered trainer and a young and impressionable go-getter aching to live the dream. The performance strategically employs humor to deliver their message.

Man Out of Time: The Captain America Story
Nicholas Benson, Matthew Moloney
A Man Out of Time: The Captain America Story follows the history of the super hero from his inception during WWII until his sudden death in the dawn of the new millennium. The film pulls audiences into the comic book world and explores the possibility that Captain America and his story directly reflect real-world American struggles.

Another Game
Kevin Craig West, Susie Griswold
Self titled producer, Cornelius Jackson decides to test market Gussi Sriswold's screenplay, 'A Killer Game'. His testing leads to intentionally deadly consequences.

Rug City Brigade
Michael Landrio
Rug City Brigade is a short interview and music video of young skateboarders in
Amsterdam, NY (the carpet city). Interview includes questions of individuality and experiences dealing with local police.

Bicycle Lessons
Jason Ward, John Wager, Guy Mastrion
Two Italian and two American veterans relate intimate stories of capture and escape at the hands of Nazi's and Fascist's during WW II in Italy. Through deep personal reflection we learn of hard lessons and experiences that are chillingly relevant today.

Eleven Ideas
Nicholas Chase
The Theory of Contamination: It says people tend to believe that the objects someone uses carry traces of that person's personality. So which would you be more likely to wear to a party: Elvis' Presley’s pants, or a jacket worn by the Boston Strangler?
A tale of theft, identity, adventure and transformation, Eleven Ideas depicts three
narrators' experiences with other people's things. Eleven Ideas is a work-in-progress: the enclosed film shows 2 of 11 chapters, the remainder of which are currently in production.

Intelligence
Michael Gaylin
Deep in a military bunker, the war raging just outside and a team of U.S. soldiers interrogates three Arab detainees. One prisoner is surely a dangerous terrorist, the others innocent civilians - but will the Americans find the right one? The outcome rests on the skills of one appallingly inept interpreter. In this powerful satire of war in the post 911 1 world, where language and cultural differences seem hopeless barriers to understanding and peace, one simple slip of the tongue leads to increasingly absurd misunderstandings.

Against the Wind
Dan Masucci
In the twilight of his life, Ned reflects on his pat, his remaining years, and discovers how his role in life has changed. Against the Wind is a sentimental film that shows the old truly are young at heart and that universal emotions live within us all.

Greatest Man Alive
Mike Feurstein
Thinking back on life without a father figure, one man beats himself up over not taking his own advice from years gone by.

The Chicken Coup
Nathan Meltz
The Chicken Coup is the life cycle of a robotic chicken in a factory farm, told in a Dada collage-meets-stop-animation style. Plenty of machine on machine and main on machine violence ensues as the chicken protagonist attempts to grow and survive within an agricultural system designed by sadists. Within the prison of the battery cage, is there any hope of escape?

Extreme Yoga Smackdown
Daniel DeFabio
In the world of competitive yoga, four yogis have risen to the highest level of the practice, but one by one they must fall. In Extreme Yoga Smackdown there can be only one poser left posing. Keep your third eye open for all the yoga action.

Outcomes – Ron Nyswaner
Joy E. Reed
It’s a series of 5 documentary shorts drawn from interviews with an array of LGBTQ people residing in New York’s Hudson Valley who have come out of the closet. The project puts a human face on a highly politicized subject; The subjects include Alix Dobkin, a lesbian musical pioneer and feminist icon from the 1970’s; Leigh Noble, a Trans mathematician; Ted Hayes, a former Baptist minister; Anise Cruzado, a Latina beautician; and Ron Nyswaner, screenwriter of the groundbreaking film Philadelphia and gay rights activist. The project was co-produced with the Kingston LGBTQ Community Center with support from the Dutchess County Arts Council.

Tape #77
Jacqueline Kirkpatrick
Tape #77 is a car ride filmed by Jon, a budding documentary maker. He is taping his life, though ironically, the audience never gets to meet him or know him. He hides behind his camera and turns it on to witness the brief moments between a couple, Rob and Mardi, as they drive to a local clinic with a decision weighing in the air. Once they reach their destination, Mardi wants to turn back. Her boyfriend is not so sure.


Make sure to tune in and check out all of the short films and don’t forget that the first episode of TvFILM premieres Sunday, June 27th at 10:30 pm on WMHT!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What's Your Something?

Did you know that Austin City Limits is the longest running concert music program on television? It was started way back in 1976 at the University of Texas. Fast forward thirty plus years and you need only watch the likes of The Arcade Fire, Mos Def or Pearl Jam perform live to know it’s as relevant now as it ever was. It’s just one of many amazing programs on public television (Saturdays at 11pm on WMHT). Yes, I said public television. Ok, stop snickering, I know about the SNL skits and tote bag jokes that everyone usually thinks about when you say the words “public television.” But maybe, and call me biased, as we go forward in this age of 500 digital cable channels, Netflix and social networking, maybe public television can be the one place that will give you something. You fill in the blank what that something is. My something is to help bring Upstate independent film right into your living room with TvFILM and re-define what you think independent film is in 2010!
What’s your something?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

6.27.10

TvFILM season 2.0 will premiere Sunday, June 27th at 10:30pm on WMHT! Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you to all the filmmakers who submitted their work for season two. TvFILM needs to get its own channel, 24/7, pledge now!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

TvFILM 2.0

TvFilm season two starts now, with our official call for entries!
The first time around we spotlighted 15 short films and 17 filmmakers from all over our region! We brought you everything from avatars to Madams, Adirondack fire towers to fortune cookies, animation to documentaries!
This time we want to see your film, no matter the genre or topic!
Don’t wait, you only have until April 16th to submit your film! Go to wmht.org/tvfilm for all the submission requirements!