2050 Movie Premiere

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

No Rest for the Weekend Corespondent Ilaria Malvezzi interviewed director Princeton Holt (video above) along with some of the stars of his latest film 2050, the new sci-fi/drama from Hewes Pictures starring Dean Cain. The film premiered on February 14th 2019 at the SVA Theater in New York City.

Also interviewed were actors; David Vaughn, Irina Abraham, Devin Fuller, Stefanie Bloom, Chris Riquinha, Shannone Holt, Jace Nicole, and Jonathan Erolino.  

Hewes pictures is distributing 2050 around the country in select theaters visit the film’s website for more information.

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Episode 406: Veronica Andersson

Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

In this episode, we continue featuring women in film with Swedish director Veronica Andersson as she talks about her short film Wiki (official selection Bushwick Film Festival).

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Episode 401: Taylor Coriell

Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

In this episode, actor/writer/director Taylor Coriell talks about her web series, You’re the Pest and her upcoming projects.

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NAB Show New York 2018

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

I had the opportunity to attend this year’s NAB Show in New York City. There were quite a few brands there including: Arri, Fujinon, Ikan, Panasonic, and Black Magic Design. Conspicuous by their absence were Canon and Sony. Both brands normally have among the larger booths at the show, but this year Black Magic had the biggest booth. The highlight of the show was the new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera which I did manage to get my hands on, but more about that later.

All in all, the question for filmmakers would have to be: is NAB worth attending? The answer is- it depends. It really depends on your interest and what you’re looking to get out of the show. NAB is a broadcasting show. They have speakers and presentations relevant to the broadcasting world. This year’s keynote was given by Robert DeNiro, so that’s definitely appealing for some people, but it may not be your cup of tea if you’re a filmmaker.

The show is not really about filmmaking but some filmmakers and production companies do attend, so it can be a good show for networking. I’ve met quite a few filmmakers and possible clients at the show. It’s also an opportunity to get to know the manufacturers many of which have industry professionals working at their booths who may work in your area and may be great contacts for you to know.

You can also go to check out the new gear, but truth be told, if you really want to find out which new cameras are about to launch, you should really attend NAB in Las Vegas which is in the spring. This year there wasn’t much to talk about because there were no new announcements in the camera world. That doesn’t mean it won’t happen next year, but we’ll have to wait and see.

New York Television Festival 2018

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

The New York Television Festival is thriving in its 10th year. It’s a festival more about informing the participating creators and matching them with networks than red carpet galas and fan screenings.

NYTVF has a very pragmatic way of approaching a festival. All of the panels were very informative with useful, practical information. The network executives and television writers paint a realistic picture of what it was like to deal with a network as a new show creator as well as what it would be like to be in a writers’ room.  There were also panels discussing what writers can expect from general meetings and pitch meetings. They gave practical advice on pitching and how to manage relationships in the business.

NYTVF is a difficult festival to get into with a finished pilot or a script. Everyone who spoke on a panel or as a keynote speaker spoke about NYTVF as an exclusive club. Everyone with work in the festival should be proud to be there and take advantage of the opportunity. If you want to make television and you feel your work is strong, I would highly recommend it.

For more on NYTVF and the festivals we’ve covered this year, check out our No Rest for the Weekend podcast.

 

Episode 208: Lea Pfandler

Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

In this episode actor/writer/producer Lea Pflander talks about making the leap from acting to directing as well as her current and upcoming projects.

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Episode 207: Building a Production Sound Kit on a Budget

Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

In this episode, sound designer/engineer/composer and founder of Sound Haus Audio Christopher Gillard  tells you how to build your own audio kit for production sound on a budget.

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Soho International Film Fest 2018

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

In June we ventured to the Soho International Film Festival here in New York City. Ilaria Malvezzi joined us as our red carpet host as we spoke with many of the filmmakers and stars of the fest including: Tony Glazer, Jon Adler, and Sophie Faulkenberry from the feature film Block Island, and Adrian Stewart the director of Diminuendo.

Tammy Minoff   the director of Limerence which won the award for Best Feature was interviewed on the red carpet, and she’s an upcoming guest on the No Rest for the Weekend Podcast. Limerence is a romantic comedy currently making rounds at film festivals around the country.

The Soho International Film Festival had a great selection of films this year including a plethora of shorts. Some of the standouts include: Washed Out by director Alice Boucherie which took home the award for Best World Short. It’s is a gem of a movie, beautifully shot, lovingly directed with outstanding performances. Boucherie is a director with a ton of talent and potential, and we’ll be looking for more to come from her.

In the Field is a short directed by Tesia Joy Walker and starring Bobby Kruger as a reporter who witnesses a police shooting during the holiday season. It’s a moving story about an all too common problem in America today. Walker shows her chops as an actor’s director, as the performances shine through. Sally Stewart and Tyson Hall stand out as the family of young victim of the shooting, and Kruger’s sympathetic eyes give us a gateway through which we witness the tragedy and its aftermath. We interviewed producers EJ Argenio, Ryan Daven Port, and Cinematographer Brian McCann on the red carpet. Look for our interview with EJ Argenio on an upcoming episode of the No Rest for the Weekend podcast.

The Secret Nobody Knows is a short film about a Korean War soldier and the last few hours he has with girlfriend just before he goes off to war. The two leads Nick Ronan and Erica Camarano have great on-screen chemistry and both turn in naturalistic and nuanced performances. The film is inspired by the e. e. cummings poem of the same name, and Camarano’s narration of the poem provides a loving and romantic soundtrack as the message of love is juxtaposed against scenes of war.  It’s a touching story and a love letter to power of language.

Sundays, written and directed by Sean and Ryan McILrath is comedy/drama about two young brothers who forced to attend church while mourning the loss of their father. Xander Crowell and Owen Halligan the two young actors who play the brothers are outstanding. They’re believable as brothers and play off each other extraordinarily well. Tonally the movie makes us laugh and hints at emotions that run beneath the surface. The comedy can be a bit surreal and outlandish at times, but at its heart it’s about family and how they cope with loss. This film is well-directed and shows what a solid, simple, and effective premise can do for short form cinema.

The Soho International Film Festival just finished its ninth year, and is going strong. We hope to bring you more coverage of film and television festivals in the future. If you have suggestions for festivals in the NYC area you’d like us to cover, contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 206: Christopher Gillard

Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

In this episode, sound designer/engineer/composer and founder of Sound Haus Audio Christopher Gillard talks about all things audio for film: sound, sound design, foley, and sound effects.

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Watch This Film- Now On Stareable.com

 

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4749584 By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

I’m very pleased to announce our series, Watch This Film, is now available on Stareable.com. Stareable is “the largest community of web series creators and fans.” It’s a site that essentially curates web series by genre and features outstanding web shows with their Staff Picks. Their goal is to take the web series form to the next level by shining a light on web shows and the creators behind them. For anyone who is looking to rise above the online noise and escape the endless sea of YouTube, Stareable.com can be a great place to showcase your series.

They’ve also built an extensive community of creators online with the mission of helping them communicate with each other through their Filmmaker Community forum. So far, they’ve managed to connect creators together allowing them to critique each other’s work and even collaborate on new projects. Stareable was created out of CEO Ajay Kishore’s passion for television and web series, and the passion really shows.

If you’re a content creator or a fan of web series, Stareable is a great place to find shows you may otherwise have missed. Curation sites like Stareable are needed more and more these days as the amount of online content grows. Fans and content creators will need a place to watch and showcase their work. We’re very pleased to be a part of the site and hope to add more series projects very soon.