Here is a promo that was produced for the first season of TvFILM way back in 2008! It's so good we had to dust it off for one more go-round! Special thanks to Mike Melita for providing a Bob Dylan inspired, TvFILM tune!
PS - Ignore the date at the end of this promo -- TvFILM returns Monday, June 16th at 7:30pm!
Okay, enough suspense, without
further ado, here are the filmmakers and films for the new season of
TvFILM. It all starts on our new date
and time, Monday, June 16th at 7:30pm only on WMHT!
Monday, June 16th at 7:30pm
- Stephen Blauweiss
This film is
about visual artist Wayne Montecalvo's unique work with cardboard.He is a multi-disciplinary artist whose
wide-ranging works include mixed media, printmaking, paintings, sculpture,
video and collaborative street performance.
“They Will Be Here Tomorrow” - Lawrence White
Is it possible
for nature to counter-attack mankind?Filmmaker Lawrence White brings us a poem about humanity’s assault on Mother
“Demons” - Loki
This short film
and animation video was created to express the difference between who people
are perceived to be and who we actually are and feel. At the end, there is a
coming to terms with the people we are, inside and out.
“Still” - Nicholas
This short film
depicts a troubled young man's journey home.It is told in short, disconnected chapters to allow the audience space
to invent their own origins for the main character.
“First Name: Jogger, Last Name John” - Kaleigh Griffin
This is a true
story of a successful man who falls into drugs and picks his life back up as a
homeless man.One day, he rides a bike
from NYC to Woodstock, NY, and found the town to be so welcoming, he never
- Heather Dewey-Hagborg
In this project,
we anticipate the possibility of genetic surveillance in the post-apocalyptic
present. As humans, we are constantly shedding genetic material in public
space. It is becoming increasingly common to use those traces for surveillance
and reconstruction.In this spirit, our
work offers some DIY techniques for counteracting genetic surveillance.
June 30th at 7:30pm
“Killer” - Kristin
for the bus can be the most dangerous part of your day.Filmmaker Kristin Holodak brings a who-dunnit
murder mystery to the corner bus stop.
“The Girl In The Storm” - Tim Appleman
This is a short
in the style of classic American film noir. The piece is a two-character drama
concerning a drifter and a young woman who, by coincidence, met up when seeking
shelter in an abandoned cottage during a severe storm and flood.
July 7th at 7:30pm
“The Damned McMarters” - Jim and Steve Powers
The two patriarchs of feuding
families meet in Hells Kitchen, 1923.
“D22: Day of Eviction” - Bhawin Suchak
On December 22nd
the Occupy Albany encampment at Academy Park was forcibly removed by The City
of Albany. This short documentary follows the day’s events as they unfolded.
July 14th at 7:30pm
“Plans” - Aaron
This short film
tells the story of a son longing for his father and a father trying to juggle
it all. Even the best-laid plans can go wrong.
Zombies do not
wander the streets. They haunt the internet. This music video stars actor/comedian
John Byner and features an original score by Lawrence White, performed by the
infamous Beatniks From Mars.
“Inside The Ring” - Imani Peterkin and Darian Henry
This Youth FX
short documentary tells the story of Albany's city youth boxing program through
the sights and sounds of the gym, the words of longtime coach Jerrick Jones and
the aspiring young boxers.
July 21st at 7:30pm
“Extraterrestrials” - Molly Durnin and Mike Feurstein
This music video
featuring Molly Durnin follows a group of kids on a Gooney reminiscent
adventure as they follow a mysterious map, while guided by glowing crystals.
“Thanks For Looking: Behind the Art of Welldunn” - John Glenn and Gregory Maxwell Dunn
Meet Albany's own
street artist, Welldunn.He is
conflicted by his love of building and loathing of covering up old history as
he restores old abandoned buildings in Albany and finds ways to preserve their
history in his own unique and artistic way.
TvFILM is a lot like Austin City Limits. Ok, I’m not trying to be presumptuous by comparing us to the very definition of live music on television. What I mean is that week after week, year after year, ACL brings us music- new music, classic music, music you’ve never heard, all kinds of music. Maybe you like the music, maybe you don’t, but the point is you tune-in to listen and watch.
This is our goal with TvFILM. We strive to bring you all sorts of independent film from our community. Maybe you’ll love it, maybe not, but by bringing you the art (locally made short films) and the artists, maybe, just maybe we can expand the reach (success) of our own independent film community. At some point someone has to stand up and say I want films (movies) that don’t need a corresponding Happy Meal. Yes, this is a dig on Hollywood.
That is where TvFILM comes in. So, please enjoy our upcoming season premiering this June!
Sincerely, Brandon B. Producer/Host --- aspiring indie-filmmaker