Friday, October 23, 2015

Short Ends Newsletter - October 23, 2016

(Short End: A partial roll of unexposed film stock left over during a motion picture production and kept for later use.)

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We want to hear from you and share your stories. Send your production news to us at film@nh.gov.

In this issue:
  • NHFF Panel Audio: "The Bigger Picture: Independent Filmmaking and Community"
  • Governor Hassan, DRED Launch Second Annual What's So Cool About Manufacturing? Video Contest
  • New Locations Added and Available
  • New Hampshire Production Notes
    • Joel Schwelling
    • "Climate"
    • "The Chain"
  • From the Department of Cultural Resources
    • New Hampshire's Contra Dance History Focus of Exhibit in Concord
  • Calendar
    • Somewhat North of Boston (SNOB) Film Festival

NHFF Panel Audio: "The Bigger Picture: Independent Filmmaking and Community"

The New Hampshire Film & Television Office presented the panel discussion, “The Bigger Picture: Independent Filmmaking and Community” on October 16 at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth. The discussion focused on positive intersections between productions and community. The panel featured Matt Newton, director of the Film & Television Office, Rick Broussard, Editor of New Hampshire Magazine and co-director of the film “Granite Orpheus,” independent producer Lisa Neville, and location manager and Claremont city councilor Nicholas J. Koloski. The discussion was moderated by Department of Cultural Resources commissioner Van McLeod. Audio from the panel is available online (with our thanks to the New Hampshire Film Festival and Anchor Line of Portsmouth): http://soundcloud.com/user-708763984/the-bigger-picture-independent-filmmaking-and-community

Governor Hassan, DRED Launch Second Annual What's So Cool about Manufacturing? Video Contest

In order to engage New Hampshire students and to encourage them to learn about exciting and interesting career opportunities in advanced manufacturing, Governor Hassan and Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose are launching the second annual What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? video contest. Middle school students and advisors can work with local manufacturers on their video starting now through the February 2, 2016 project deadline. More information is available here: http://www.governor.nh.gov/media/news/2015/pr-2015-10-08-cool-about-manufacturing.htm

New Locations Added and Available

The Film & Television Office has added new locations to its filming locations library. You can see them here:
New Hampshire Production Notes

Joel Schwelling is an audio production professional here in New Hampshire. Working out of his personal studio, he mixes radio and TV commercials, long form video and independent film, audio books, pod casts and more. He also writes and records original music. He is also very good about keeping us updated with his latest news, and you can see what he’s been up to here: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7052c86a653ce0305e4813c5f&id=023a474026&e=db4a197b19

Climate: Producer Joseph P. Cummings dropped us a line to tell us about his indie film, CLIMATE, which is written by Deborah Whitaker and directed by Justin Scarelli. The film, which started production in May 2015, has been filming throughout the summer and into the fall. The project has shot in Tilton, Franklin, and Ossipee, NH. The unique twist in the production is that Scarelli, a former New Hampshire resident now based in Los Angeles, used the FaceTime application to connect with the production and direct scenes from afar. The project is featured in the October edition of Imagine Magazine, you can read about it here: http://emag.imaginenews.com/index.aspx?issue=issue75&page=09

The Chain: Producer Daniel Bérubé writes, “We premiered ‘The Chain’ last November in New Hampshire at the Somewhat North of Boston (S.N.O.B.) Film Festival, winning the Best Short (Over 20) Drama Award. Our festival journey has taken us on the road to screen at eight festivals, most recently at the Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City. We continue on to build our festival audience with our newest official selection in the Medium Length Narrative category at the Miami Independent Film Festival. We'll also connect again soon with author Tobias Wolff, who wrote the original story of the same name that director Noël Dow Barlow based her screenplay upon. Tobias loves the film, stating "Writers tremble in their boot - or slippers - to see what filmmakers have done with their work. 'The Chain' seems to me a prime example of what can happen if everything goes right: they've made an intense, dynamic drama that brings a complex story to life without tricks or sentimentality. I honor the work of these filmmakers as they have honored mine.” You can stay up-to-date with us and support us on Twitter @TheChainFilm and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheChainFilm.”

We want to hear from you and share your stories. Send your production news to us at film@nh.gov.

From the Department of Cultural Resources

New Hampshire's Contra Dance History Focus of Exhibit in Concord, NH: The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, in partnership with the Monadnock Folklore Society and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, is sponsoring an exhibit about the Granite State’s tradition of social dancing at the New Hampshire State Library from October 14-November 25, 2015. Read the full press release here: http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2015/contradance_exhibit.htm

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