Soho International Film Festival 2019

Video by Sergio Beltran & Jason Godbey

Last week No Rest for the Weekend was there at the 10th Annual Soho International Film Festival. Red Carpet Corespondent Lindsay Aster was on the red carpet interviewing the filmmakers and stars of the festival. The interviews are currently posted on our YouTube and Facebook pages. Special thanks to Executive Director/Head of Programming Sibyl Santiago for having us and congratulations to all the filmmakers.

Look for a full recap episode complete with new footage of the festival and an exclusive interview with Sibyl Santiago coming soon.

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Episode 506: Miami Web Fest with Jordan Elizabeth Gelber

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

On this episode, producer Jordan Elizabeth Gelber joins host Jason Godbey in the Rabbit Hole Studio to talk about her recent trip to Miami Web Fest. She also gives her advice to creatives looking to get their projects into web festivals as well as her insight on where where web content is headed.

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The Infamous Future’s John Campbell

Host Jason Godbey interviews John Campbell at the opening night party of The Bowery Film Festival

On a previous episode of No Rest for the Weekend: Indie Film News, Chris Gillard and I talked about The Infamous Future, a documentary about Eagle Academy. Last week, I caught up with John Campbell who was supporting his fellow filmmakers at the opening night party The Bowery Film Festival. Look for an in-depth interview with Campbell on a future episode of No Rest for the Weekend.

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Bowery Film Festival 2019-Opening Night

With No Rest for the Weekend Correspondent Ilaria Malvezzi

New York, NY, April 12th- No Rest for the Weekend was there for the opening night party of the Bowery Film Festival. Our own Ilaria Malvezzi interviewed some of the filmmakers on hand (click on the name of the films for complete interviews): Alexis Karl, Co-Director of The Lex Requiem, Julie Sharbutt, Writer/Director of 3 Days, and Director Scott J. Ramsey and Composer/Producer Kevin De Nicolo of Fool.

Bowery Film Festival was co-founded by Geoffrey Guerrero who also founded Bowery’s sister fest, The Katra Film Series. Geoffrey talks about Katra and gives his tips for filmmakers on this week’s episode of the podcast.

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Episode 418: Jose Rodriguez/Tribeca Film Institute

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

On this episode Jose Rodriguez, Director of the Documentary Film Program at the Tribeca Film Institute talks about TFI and how they help filmmakers realize their vision.

No Rest for the Weekend is now live on YouTube, iTunes, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Spotify, and Google Play. Please remember to like, rate, subscribe, and share. You can also send us your questions, and suggestions for topics, and let us know if you’d like to nominate a creator to be a guest on our show

Indie Film News

Indie Film News Audio Exclusive

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

In this episode, Spike Lee wins and Oscar. Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote gets a release date, and we give you our Film Festival Deadline Report for March 2019. 

Indie Film News is an audio exclusive segment we’ll have each Friday to keep our listeners up to date on what’s happening in the indie film world. We’re also using this new segment to highlight indie film, so if you’re a filmmaker/creator and you have a project you think we should know about, send us a press release. If we think it’s right for the podcast, we’ll mention it on the show.

You can send press releases to info@behindtherabbitproductions.com. Be sure to include the words “Press Release” in the subject line along with the title of the project.

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Katra Film Series 2019

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

This week I had the opportunity to attend the finale of the Katra Fim Series and interview some of the filmmakers and stars of the evening including actor Laura Gomez (video above) the star of Uniform.

Katra presents a selection of films quarterly and provides a platform for indie filmmakers to showcase their work. This year’s Grand Finale was held at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn. I interviewed some of the filmmakers on the red carpet, including Alex Breaux, the writer, director and star of this year’s Grand Prize winner Campfire Alpha; Alexis Karl, co-director of The Lex Requiem; co-director Walter Brandes and actor Anthony Grasso of Kill Al; Nikhil Melnechuk, producer of Fevah, and director Aleksey Reznikov and writer/producer/actor Carter Winter of Dead Layer.

One of the standout films was the animated short, Lotte That Silhouette Girl  by Elizabeth Beecherl & Carla Patullo about Lotte Reiniger, a German Film Director who pioneered the art of silhouette animation. The short tells the story of Reiniger’s life and filmography and is narrated by Reiniger herself. It’s a touching film with beautiful animation made in the style of Reiniger’s silhouettes.

Overall, I was impressed by the quality of films. Founder and Executive Director, Geoffrey Guerrero and his team have put together a well-curated series, and for the final night, The Alamo Drafthouse screen lent a prestige not often accorded to short films. For filmmakers looking to get their short screened in New York City, I highly recommend the Katra Film Series.

For more No Rest for the Weekend film festival coverage, check out our interviews on the red carpet of the Bushwick Film Festival, the Hip Hop Film Festival, and the Soho International Film Festival. For our film festival reviews see episodes 410, 403, 310, and 309. For in-depth interviews of the people behind film festivals, check our interviews with Jason Stefaniak, programmer for the Brooklyn Film Festival and Sibyl Santiago, Director of the Soho International Film Festival.

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Episode 410: 2018 Film Festival Review

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

In this episode No Rest for the Weekend Corespondent Ilaria Malvezzi and host Jason Godbey review the film festivals of 2018 including: The Bushwick Film Festival, Catskill Film Festival, Katra Film Series, Venice Film Week, Bowery Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, Oniros, and more.

No Rest for the Weekend is now live on YouTube,iTunes, Pocket Casts,Anchor.fm, Spotify, and Google Play. Please remember to like, rate, subscribe, and share. You can also send us your questions, and suggestions for topics, and let us know if you’d like to nominate a creator to be a guest on our show.

Episode 407: Robin C. Adams

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

In this episode, Co-Founder of Footprint.tv, and founder of WilliFest, Robin C. Adams talks about OTT networks and what it takes to make a great series.

No Rest for the Weekend is now live on, YouTube, iTunes, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Spotify, and Google Play. Please remember to like, rate, subscribe, and share. You can also send us your questions, and suggestions for topics, and let us know if you’d like to nominate a creator to be a guest on our show.

Episode 404: Sibyl Santiago

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

In this episode, Executive Director and Head of Programming for the Soho International Film Festival, Sibyl Santiago talks about  her career as an actor/filmmaker what it takes to get into a film festival and gives her advice for filmmakers.

No Rest for the Weekend is now live on YouTube, iTunes, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Spotify, and Google Play. Please remember to like, rate, subscribe, and share. You can also send us your questions, and suggestions for topics, and let us know if you’d like to nominate a creator to be a guest on our show.