Last weekend I attended the Boston Indie Mafia Hobnob & Social event as a chosen featured filmmaker, showing my short film 'Ice Cream For Breakfast' (2013)! The event was held at Arts At The Armory, and Somerville Cable Access TV (SCATV) captured interviews of each filmmaker to air on TV in the near future!
And the grand moment...my film 'Ice Cream For Breakfast' (2013) played on the big screen! In the short film, "A young girl's casual conversation with her friends leads to a troubling conversation with her mother. The film is based on a personal childhood conversation, and expresses the naivete of innocence, and the lessons of experience." This short film also landed me a semifinalist spot in the 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards.
A strange twist, right? And again, I was told by multiple people that every child - and, more importantly, parent - should see this film, in an educational sense. And, I agree. If you have thoughts about how I can go about this, let me know!
The night went great, and I met many filmmakers, writers, and other 'industry' people! (Ha, I almost wrote 'industry folks' - I feel like a lot of filmmakers write 'folks'.)
The announcer for the evening was a guy named Jim McDonough - little did I know Jim had a film featured in a previous Boston Indie Mafia event - check out his fantastic-surreal-hilarious-strange film 'Manicorn' (2013) from Friday Night Films.
On my way up to the interview loft, I met Emily Falcigno on the stairs. Her video was calming and her voice-over was great. And, as soon as I walked down from the loft after delivering my interview, I was approached by the singer and speaker Aaron Wilson of Lead The Baseline! His voice is fantastic - and you can hear it in his music video 'Save My Life' (2014).
I also spoke with writer Adam Pachter, writer of 'Final Fiction Fenway: More Stories From Red Sox Nation', actor Robert J. La Trémouille, and writer Timothy Gager. In fact, Timothy walked over, handed me a copy of his novel 'The Thursday Appointments Of Bill Sloan', and asked if I could look through it, and possibly use anything for a short film! What impressed me, I said, was the fact that he writes books and gets them published - my dream.
I also had a chance to speak with Warren Lynch of Metropolitan Pictures, a video artist who so kindly shared my film online after the event! I also met filmmaker Stee McMorris of Witchworks Films who is looking to meet and collaborate with female DPs and cinematographers. So if you know them - or are one of them - get in touch, it looks like she's doing cool things!
And, I met a filmmaker who knew me from Tumblr, in fact, Bob Maguire. He's into 8mm film, and we chatted; I told him it was very cool to meet people "IRL" after knowing them, or seeing their name, online!
Last but not least, I met Vincent Morreale and Jan Velco Soolman of the web series 'Staying In Boston', "an independent sitcom web series about CC, a Harvard grad living in Boston, who leaves her stable job – and steady paycheck – to pursue her passion of acting" (stayinginbostontheseries.com) which you can watch online - because it's a web series!
Joseph Bouvier of 'Boston Indie Mafia' put together a great production, and I would totally go to another Boston Indie Mafia event.