MPC Meeting April 10th at Cramer 6-9 PM.

Join us for a very special MPC Meeting on Tuesday, April 10th for a night of great presentations, food & drinks, and networking.

This will be an exciting event, packed with the stories behind the making of some great Massachusetts produced films- from features to documentaries.

6:00 – 7:00: Cocktails & Networking • 7:00 – 9:00: Meeting & Presentations
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Kickstarter & Crowdfunding for Films

Highlighting three locally made films and the directors behind them who successfully used Kickstarter to help get them made. Learn what crowdfunding is all about and how these filmmakers found success sharing the story of their productions. The Showcase will be moderated by Bestor Cram (Northern Light Productions) and Susi Walsh (Center for Independent Documetary.)

The American Revolution, Directed by Bill Lichtenstein
Raising over $114,000, Peabody Award-winning Lichtenstein Creative Media found support using Kickstarter to complete the documentary, produced for theatrical and PBS release in 2012. This ground-breaking production shows the exciting, untold story of the legendary free-form radio station WBCN-FM, and underground media in Boston from 1968 to 1974. “The story of how a radio station, politics and rock and roll changed everything.” Learn more about the campaign here: http://www.kickstarter.com

 

The Banjo Project, Directed by Marc Fields
Narrated by Steve Martin, Give Me The Banjo is a 90-minute documentary about America’s quintessential musical instrument from its African roots to the 21st century, featuring performances and commentary from contemporary masters such as Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Taj Mahal, Bela Fleck, Ralph Stanley, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and more! Learn how Marc Fields completed the PBS Broadcast film with help from crowdfunding to move through post production- generating national press and over 4,000 followers on Facebook along the way. More about The Banjo Project: http://www.kickstarter.com

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The Vigil, Directed by Jenny Alexander
Jenny Alexander, an independent filmmaker and producer at Northern Light Productions, raised enough funding to complete her labor of love, “La Vigilia”. The film is a story of resistance and strength as three immigrant women risk everything when they stand up for their community in an extraordinary way. This moving story inspired friends and followers to help bring the film to completion and shed a unique light on the clash over Arizona’s groundbreaking anti-immigration law. More about “La Vigilia”: http://www.kickstarter.com

……………Meet the Creators of THE LOVE GUIDE

………….Christy Scott Cashman and Derek Purvis

Don’t miss this special presentation and discussion with the creators of the Massachusetts produced, THE LOVE GUIDE (working title “Sunny Side Up”). This home-grown comedy feature executed from script to post right here in MA, starring Parker Posey and Christy Scott Cashman has acheived worldwide distribution for release this year. Joining us will be the masterminds behind locally based Saint Aire productions, Christy Scott Cashman (Producer/ Writer/Actor) and Derek Estlin Purvis (Producer & Director).

Saint Aire has made their mark on a range of celebrated productions including the features: Homie Spumoni, and Oscar nominated and Golden Globe Award winning, The Kids Are Alright.

More about the work of Saint Aire: saintaire.com


…….MPC Updates, News from the field, and more!

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