Monday, July 25, 2011

Last Call - TvFILM Season Finale!

Here's what's on tap this Sunday for the TvFILM season finale:

Know Candy
Jon Russell Cring and Tracy Cring
Mitchell is a successful lawyer, yet bored by the tedium of his work. His life takes a turn when he follows clues from a string of mysterious text messages.

The Universal
John W. Yost
John's Dad almost died from a motorcycle accident. The Universal is an experimental narrative that uses the idea of a time-traveling motorcycle to fulfill the part of John that can never go back and warn his father. Each piece is a small piece of the bigger puzzle and it is up to the audience to fill in those gapes of space and time with their own experiences.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Project VoiceScape: Capital Region Youth Voices

This week on TvFILM we feature an interview with students from Tech Valley H.S. and Youth Media Sanctuary. Please tune in to hear their thoughts on participating in the Capital Region Youth Voices. After you watch TvFILM, Sunday at 10:30pm, please go to wmht.org/tvfilm to see all of the student short films in their entirety. Here is a complete list:

Lost Rights
Antonio Pabon YMS

Head In The Clouds
Kayla Delano, John Hendricks II Tech Valley HS

Paint Me As I Am
Brianna Sorriento, Lindsy Bystroff YMS

What Would You Do?
Kate Berdan, Sarah Dwyer, Lawrence Greene, Jackie Hall Tech Valley HS

Youth Media Sanctuary: Behind The Scenes
James Eleby YMS

Unity vs. Division
Corey Doughty, Isabel Gerrain, Ben Moloney, Halle Prentice Tech Valley HS

The Have And Have Nots
Madena Henderson YMS

The Over-reactive Tendencies of Adults
Grant Beals, Rose Biggerstaff, Elizabeth Mosher Tech Valley HS

Inside Out
Matt Holland, Nate Hileman, Kaliel Williamson Tech Valley HS

Searching For The Answer
Chelsea Kereszi YMS

Please visit Youth Media Sanctuary for more info!

C. Ryder Cooley Extended Interview

video

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday's Brand NEW Line-up

Animalia
Bart Woodstrup and C.Ryder Cooley
Animalia is an inter-species fairytale about a girl who is disenchanted with the world and wishes she could fly. She joins the circus only to discover it is a secret military operation. She then runs away to the woods and falls under the spell of a mystical deer. When she becomes an antlered deer-creature, she finally achieves flying powers and enters an ethereal world of hybrid creatures.

Project Voicescape: Capital Region Youth Voices
This past June students from Tech Valley High School and Youth Media Sanctuary participated in Capital Region Youth Voices. This project allowed them to utilize digital media tools to create short films about stories and issues that concerned them. Tune in to hear about their experiences and to watch some of their work.

Sunday at 10:30pm only on WMHT!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TvFILM: SUPERSIZED!

This week we've got 5 short films packed into one exciting episode:

So Long Baby
Joe Glickman
As both a singer and filmmaker, Mr. Glickman pays tribute to rock and roll singer, Del Shannon, in his music video, “So Long Baby.”

January 3, 2009, Gaza
Jacqueline Weaver
This short film is a reconstruction of the Gaza tunnel bombings in early 2009. The piece combines actual recorded audio from the events with a staged bombing.

Spectrum Popcorn
Anthony Salamone
Spectrum Popcorn is a short film that captures the unique flavor of a neighborhood movie theatre and the mechanics of the cinematic experience, from the popcorn machine to the projection room.

Chicken Feed
Kevin Craig West and Kathleen Carey
Deeply engrossed in her mystery novel, Mary gets annoyed with George about the daily chores.

Transmigration #1
Tony Grocki and Matt Baier
This short film takes a look at the meaning of life.

Sunday at 10:30pm!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunday's slate of shorts!

This week's episode features student filmmakers from across the Capital Region!

Reel Adventures Presents Phenomenon
Shira Siegel, Tyler Barhydt and Scott Terwilliger
A boy’s anxieties lead to a pretty strange day…at night. His strange world reveals itself to be a construct of his own worried mind. Produced from script to screen and everything in between by middle school students from all over the Capital District, this award-winning short tells a story all kids can relate to.

Youth FX Presents The Third Rail
Darian Henry and Michael Mejia
The entire adult population has been killed by a mysterious virus that only affects those 21 and over. Millions of children all across the country are forced to fend for themselves. THE THIRD RAIL follows a small group of teenagers trying to survive and find hope in this post-apocalyptic world. They band together and face challenges they never imagined while searching for some way to reclaim the lives they once knew.

Tune in this Sunday at 10:30pm!

Remember, you can watch previous episodes online at wmht.org/tvfilm!

Monday, June 27, 2011

This Sunday's Line Up

Checkout TvFILM's brand new episode, this Sunday at 10:30pm! I think even Optimus Prime will be watching!

The Loop
Rich Lounello and Jeff Knight
Destiny has a way of following you. Rose and Joe are driving home from a trip in which they’re celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Car troubles force them to stop. In this detour on their road home, Rose comes to discover she could have had a different path.


The Beauty Inside
Kevin Craig West and Brenny Rabine
Lance is married to Sara, who suffers from TBI (traumatic brain injury) sustained in a car accident. The bond between them is tested as Lance has to balance his career with being Sara’s caregiver.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Season Premiere this Sunday at 10:30pm!

Here are the films that will be apart of our season premiere this Sunday at 10:30pm!

Stop Motion
Michael Grant and Jon Galt
A successful animator inherits a generic disorder that robs him of his ability to move and continue his work. His mind remains intact as his body relentlessly betrays him. This experimental documentary illustrates an artist’s need to create in the face of ever-increasing obstacles.

Youth FX presents Seeds of Hope
Mohamed Gardner and Imani Peterkin
Ever since her son Eleek Williams was shot and killed on his 24th birthday in May 2006, Allison Banks has vowed not to let him become another forgotten casualty of gun violence in the inner cities of America. SEEDS OF HOPE is a short documentary film about a mother determined to turn tragedy into hope and her struggle to bring positive change to her neighborhood in the South End of Albany, NY.

Check back soon for extended filmmaker interviews and more info!

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Monday, June 13, 2011

TvFILM's new slate of films!

Youth FX presents Seeds of Hope
Mohamed Gardner and Imani Peterkin

Chicken Feed
Kevin Craig West and Kathleen Carey

Spectrum Popcorn
Anthony Salamone

Animalia
Bart Woodstrup and C. Ryder Cooley

January 3, 2009, Gaza
Jacqueline Weaver

Youth FX presents The Third Rail
Darian Henry and Michael Mejia

The Beauty Inside
Kevin Craig West and Brenny Rabine

The Universal
John W. Yost

Reel Adventures: Phenomenon
Shira Siegel, Scott Terwilliger and Tyler Barhydt

The Loop
Rich Lounello and Jeff Knight

Stop Motion
Michael Grant and Jon Galt

So Long Baby
Joe Glickman

Transmigration #1
Tony Grocki and Matt Baier

Project VoiceScape presents Capital Region Youth Voices
showcase and interview with
Tech Valley H.S. and Youth Media Sanctuary

Know Candy
Jon Russell Cring and Tracy Cring

TvFILM's season premiere is Sunday, June 26th at 10:30pm!

Monday, May 9, 2011

TvFILM Mission Re-Statement

The announcement of this year’s short films and filmmakers will be coming soon. In the meanwhile, for the record, here is TvFILM’s Mission Re-Statement:

TvFILM is a showcase of upstate independent short films and a spotlight for the filmmakers who created them. We are here to nurture the regional independent film community by using the power of public media. Our goal is to bring as many short films and filmmakers as possible to our audience, through television, the web and even radio. TvFILM is NOT a contest. There are no winners or losers. Think of TvFILM not just as a television series, but as a lighthouse shining our light the brightest we can on the region's independent films and filmmakers.

OK, maybe the lighthouse bit was too much but you get the point.

TvFILM, your film on your public television station!

Stay tuned for Season 3.0 premiering on WMHT, Sunday, June 26th at 10:30pm!

Monday, April 18, 2011

THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a short film and helped to spread the word! TvFILM Season 3 promises to be another exciting chapter of Upstate independent film!

Stay Tuned for more details and the premiere of TvFILM on Sunday, June 26th at 10:30pm!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TvFILM in FILMMAKER!

TvFILM Host, Brandon Bethmann expressed some his thoughts on indie-film to the FILMMAKER magazine BLOG! Check it out!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Local 518 TvFILM Festival 01.28.11


You’ve heard the expression buy local, well how about listen and watch local? If you haven’t heard some of the best local bands or watched the films of some of the most talented local filmmakers –you’re in luck because WEXT and WMHT has come together to bring you the Local 518 TvFilm Festival! We’re talking local musicians and bands like Railbird, Sean Rowe, Eric Margan and the Red Lions and Super 400! It doesn’t stop there! We’ve got some very interesting short films from the TvFilm, including “Greatest Man Alive”, “Man Out of Time”, “Intelligence” and “Against the Wind!” We also have an exclusive live performance from Matisyahu when he stopped by the Exitdome! Here’s the best part – you can watch and listen from the comfort of your livingroom. Tune in Friday, January 28th at 10pm on WMHT!