Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Film Office Meeting Selfie: Rick Sweetser and Jayem Lane of K2 Media

(l-r) Rick Sweetser, Jayem Lane, Matt Newton
Producers Rick Sweetser and Jayem Lane of New Hampshire-based K2 Media stopped by the Film Office today to talk about their forthcoming 5-part documentary series, "Opium: A Message of Hope." Sweetser says, "While many large news organizations are featuring stories from a national and international perspective, we are taking a closer, more local approach. We are focusing on families, schools, medical professionals, and others who are searching for new effective solutions to combat this destructive illness." It was a pleasure to sit down with Rick and Jayem, brainstorm about the project, and see where the Film Office can help in the process. The film has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help defray the costs of production, which can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/opium.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

10 years ago MYSTERY TEAM filmed in Manchester, NH

It's been 10 years since the indie comedy MYSTERY TEAM filmed in Manchester, NH, and the latest issue of New Hampshire Magazine marks the anniversary with a behind-the-scenes profile of the movie including updates of where the cast and crew are now. Thanks to Rick Broussard for putting a spotlight on one of New Hampshire's R-rated gems!

Read the article here: http://www.nhmagazine.com/April-2018/The-Case-of-the-Incredible-Mystery-Team/

Thursday, March 15, 2018

North Woods Law: New Hampshire - Conservation Officers in Action

(KIMBERLEY HAAS/Union Leader Correspondent)
New Hampshire television news--great to see the conservation officers of New Hampshire Fish & Game in action!

Read Kimberly Haas' story in the Union Leader here: http://www.newhampshire.com/article/20180315/NEWHAMPSHIRE01/180319521

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Youth Arts Month Exhibit at New Hampshire State Library

There's still time to check out the Youth Arts Month statewide exhibit at the New Hampshire State Library in Concord. The exhibit runs through March, and the New Hampshire Film Office has a table there promoting media arts education and our annual High School Short Film Festival (complete with a screen showing 90 minutes of past festival selections and award-winning short films on an endless loop!) Lots of great student-produced work to see!

For more information about Youth Arts Month in new Hampshire, visit: https://www.nhartslearning.org/youth-arts-month.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

John Gfroerer to present Humanities to Go program, "Television: the Art & Ethics of Manipulation" 3/22 at Amherst Town Library

John Gfroerer (Accompany Video Production) will be presenting his Humanities to Go Program, "Television: the Art & Ethics of Manipulation," Thursday March 22, 7pm at the Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St, Amherst, NH. In the program, John lays out some basics in the art of video production, then uses a variety of video clips to explore the ethical issues of manipulating viewers. It is an interactive presentation with lots of audience participation encouraged. What are the tools used by producers to manipulate their audience, and what are the ethical boundaries of that artistry? Are your ethics the same as your neighbor's? The program is funded by New Hampshire Humanities, and is free and open for all to attend. For more information call John at Accompany, 603-226-3130, or Ruslyn Vear at the Amherst Town Library, 603-673-2288.

Monday, March 12, 2018

New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival: Deadline March 31

Attention New Hampshire young filmmakers! It's Youth Arts Month, and the submission period is open for the 2018 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival. Films can be no longer than 7 minutes and can be of any genre. Projects can be made either as part of a school project or independently. The festival is open to anyone currently enrolled in a New Hampshire high school (grades 9-12) or homeschooled (ages 14-18). There is no cost to submit a film for consideration. Deadline is March 31. More information is available at http://nhstudentfilm.com/ The premiere screening of this year's festival will take place on Sat., May 19 at Red River Theatres in Concord. Now in its 11th year, the festival is presented by the New Hampshire Film Office.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Film Office Meeting Selfie: Christine Altan

Christine Altan, Matt Newton
Seriously folks, start taking notice because New Hampshire is becoming the creative grounds for women filmmakers--and the work coming from these artists and storytellers is exciting and refreshing. Christine Altan has been acting in front of the camera for years, and now her attention has turned to calling "action" behind the scenes and bringing her own writing to life on the big screen. Her directorial debut, the locally produced short, "Namaste," has begun to make the rounds in the festival circuit and she has started development on a follow-up project, which I got to hear a little about when she stopped into the New Hampshire Film Office this morning. In fact, we had such a great conversation about everything film that I nearly forgot to take our Film Office selfie (thanks for asking, Christine!) Amazing things are happening--stay tuned! For more about Christine and her work, visit christinealtan.com.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Casting Notice: Granite State Children's Alliance PSA (Portsmouth, NH)

CASTING NOTICE (paid): The Granite State Children’s Alliance, New Hampshire’s network of Child Advocacy Centers, is producing a PSA for their social responsibility movement KNOW & TELL - KNOW the signs of child abuse and TELL authorities when you see a child needs help. [www.KNOWandTELL.org]

- 3 Males: Age 9, Age 18 and Age mid-30s to play a male child abuse victim at these three different life stages. Rate: $150 flat.
- 1 Female mid-30s to play a bride. Strong preference for someone who can provide her own wedding dress. $100 flat + $50 wardrobe stipend.
- 1 Male to play a High School Coach. Actor will play the coach in 4 scenes across 20 years, approximately ages 30-50. Rate $150 flat.

Produced by the team behind Emmy award winning work for Child Advocacy Centers:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1bDSvj_VTnI7X343gL1CoA/videos

Shoot date: Saturday March, 24th. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Portsmouth NH. Bride and 3 Males will only be needed for half day. Coach will be needed all day.

Please send a photo or video to: KNOWandTELLpsa@gmail.com

Thursday, March 1, 2018

2018 NH High School Short Film Festival now accepting entries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2018

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Twitter: @NHDNCR

The New Hampshire Division of Film and Digital Media is accepting submissions through March 31 for the 2018 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival. Now in its eleventh year, the Festival is a competitive showcase for the state’s youngest filmmakers and has become one of the marquee film events in the state.

Films submitted for consideration are previewed and scored by the Festival selection committee. Originality, cinematic storytelling and technical execution are the primary scoring elements. All films, regardless of type or genre, are judged on the filmmaker’s ability to effectively captivate an audience through cinematic expression.

The films with the highest scores will be screened at the annual two-hour New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival, which takes place at Red River Theatres in Concord on May 19, 2018, beginning at noon. Festival selections will also be screened on “New Hampshire Day and Night” at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth and at the SNOB Film Festival in Concord.

In order to be considered, films must be produced exclusively by students in grades 9-12 who are currently enrolled and attending a New Hampshire public or private high school, or who are residents of New Hampshire and enrolled in high school elsewhere. New Hampshire homeschooled students ages 14-18 are also eligible. Adult involvement in the project is limited to on-screen talent and / or serving as a faculty adviser. Films can be no longer than seven minutes, including titles and credits, and must have been produced after May 20, 2017. They do not have to have been created as part of a school project.

There is no entry fee. For the first time, Festival entries must be submitted online. For more information, visit nhstudentfilm.com.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Job Alert: ParaSportsLive to Live Stream Sled Hockey Tournament, Seeks TD and Camera Operator

NH-based production company ParaSportsLive is preparing to live stream a sled hockey tournament in Exeter, March 2-4, and is looking for a technical director and a camera operator. See the full job descriptions in the below PDF attachments:

ParaSportsLive - Technical Director Job Description (PDF)

ParaSportsLive - Camera Operator Job Description (PDF)

Please contact Tony Jackson at ParaSportsLive at jobs@parasportslive.com with inquiries.