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December 16, 2016 @ 9:18 pm

IFNYC#22: Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker Eve Marson

Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer with Eve Marson

On this episode I spoke with Eve Marson about her documentary feature film Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer.

A Documentary Film About Opioid Addiction

Eve Marson is a documentary filmmaker with a track record of successful feature docs.  On the heels of her hit feature film Fed Up, an exposé of the food industry with journalist Katie Couric, she tackled the timely issue of painkiller abuse and addiction with Dr. Feelgood.

Dr. Feelgood views this epidemic through the eyes of Dr. William Hurwitz.  Hurwitz is a doctor who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for over prescribing painkillers.  The ethical dilemma of how painkillers are prescribed in this country is seen though his experience of trying to help his patients.  With opioid addiction on the rise, there has never been a more important time to take a careful look into this growing problem.

Watch the Trailer for the Film - Official Trailer on Vimeo

Do You Want to Make Your Own Documentary Films?

 I have a great fondness for documentary filmmaking and I have even had a few false starts into trying to make my own docs.  I think the toughest thing for me has been identifying a subject that can really hold the attention of a viewing audience and also has the scope to carry the story through an hour and a half long narrative.

As you know, the main mission of this podcast is to help teach filmmakers what they can and should be doing if they want to get into making their own documentaries.  With that in mind, I took great effort in this episode to delve into Eve Marson’s experience both with directing Dr. Feelgood  and the overall experience in her career to bring you the information you need to get your feature film documentary off the ground and out into the world.

 

Links:

Official Website: drfeelgoodfilm.com
Facebook Page: Dr. Feelgood
Twitter:  @drfeelgooddocu

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December 9, 2016 @ 11:19 pm

IFNYC#021: Dissection of Thanksgiving

Dissection of Thanksgiving with Troy Hall, Mridu Chandra, & Rafael Monserrate

On this episode I spoke with (Producer, Writer, Actor) Troy Hall, (Producer) Mridu Chandra, and (Director) Rafael Monserrate about their film The Dissection of Thanksgiving.

A New York Made Film

The four filmmakers who made this happen are all from New York.  And even though this was the first feature film they had written, produced, directed and starred in, their previous experience in the industry on shorts, commercials and improv work gave them the experience they needed to make this film.  It’s a very well done film that’s full of great moments in a touching story about family and relationships.  In my opinion, it’s got some of the best cinematography I’ve seen in an indie film in a long time.

http://www.thedissectionofthanksgiving.com/trailer

Why I think Their Story is Important

To me, the most interesting reason I wanted to interview them on the podcast was the journey the filmmakers went on with this film.  For all you indie filmmakers out there, this film stands as a lesson in passion and perseverance.  We get into all the details of where this film started and the hoops the filmmakers jumped through to bring this film to where it is today, but when you really believe in your film and you know that you have a story that resonates with people, it’s worth doing everything you have to in order to deliver it to your audience. 

Even though The Dissection of Thanksgiving is a thanksgiving themed film, it's a great film to watch any time because it deals with some universal themes of relationships and the power of family.

 

Links:

Facebook Group: Dissection of Thanksgiving
Twitter:  @_TheMorgans_
Instagram:  @thenighttrain87
iTunes: Rent It or Buy It

 

 

Writer Duet

Back on episode 11, I did an interview with Guy Goldstein of writer duet, and if you’re looking for the best and most modern screenwriting software on the market, you can check out the episode page at indiefilmnyc.com/11 to listen to the interview.

If you decide you would like to purchase the software, please use my affiliate link to make your purchase, because it really helps us out by bringing in a little bit of money to pay for server costs and other administrative needs.

WriterDuet Affiliate Link:  https://writerduet.com/?link=BM2HX2AH

 

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Be sure to check out the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema - August 4th to August 13th, 2017
Accepting Submissions now

The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Promo

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December 2, 2016 @ 9:52 pm

IFNYC#20: Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema with Jayson Simba

The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is the first and only film festival of its kind held in Kew Gardens, NYC.  The festival was founded by three local independent filmmakers with a passion to get movies made.

I brought Jayson Simba on to talk with me about why we think that the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is important to the filmmaking community and why I partnered up with Jayson to help bring the festival to life.

 

Watch the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Promo:

https://youtu.be/vmGBnLaL1go

 

At the end of the day, I see the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema as an extension of the work I'm doing with the Indie Film NYC Podcast.  The goal is to bring the art of cinema to an audience who will appreciate and support the films, while giving the filmmakers the chance to network and create those connections that will help them make bigger and better projects through the collaboration and support of their filmmaking peers.

Why did Indie Film NYC partner up with the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema?

It was always my intention to start some kind of indie film screening or film festival once I had established Indie Film NYC a little bit.  I didn't anticipate this opportunity to create something much larger than I had initially envisioned.

Our team has patterned the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema after some of the biggest festivals in the world.  We want this festival to be a cultural event that draws artists and the people behind the business of making films to mix, meet, mingle and deal.

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The exterior of the Kew Gardens Cinema

When is the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema?

The Festival, which will run from August 4th to the 13th, 2017, is now open for accepting submissions.  You can find all the relevant information on the website kewgardensfestivalofcinema.com

I decided that the best way to introduce this festival to everyone would be to bring on Jayson Simba and let him talk about why he wanted to start the festival, the team he’s assembling to make the festival happen and what we hope that this festival can do for you indie filmmakers out there.

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One of the screens showing films during the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

Links:

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The Original Theater Sign

Writer Duet

One of the first sponsors for the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is the screenwriting software company WriterDuet.

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Back on episode 11, I did an interview with Guy Goldstein of writer duet, and if you’re looking for the best and most modern screenwriting software on the market, you can check out the episode page at indiefilmnyc.com/11 to listen to the interview.

If you decide you would like to purchase the software, please use my affiliate link to make your purchase, because it really helps us out by bringing in a little bit of money to pay for server costs and other administrative needs.

WriterDuet Affiliate Link:  https://writerduet.com/?link=BM2HX2AH

 

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