ARCommunity #FF: Future Filmmakers at the All American High School Film Festival

If you missed this year’s All American High School Film Festival you, like me, missed something special. These young filmmakers are truly inspiring. At their age I had a hard time choosing what I wanted for lunch each day let alone have the discipline and know-how to complete a short film. I’m sure you’ll agree […]

ARCommunity #FF with Featured Photographer, Ted Nghiem

This week’s Featured Photographer is Ted Nghiem, a food and travel photographer and blogger residing in Philadelphia who is working on a photo project he hopes to turn into a book. Ted uses his trusty Canon 5D Mark III to capture the food and culture of Vietnam here in the US. I met with him in […]

ARCommunity #FF with Featured Photographer, Travis Huggett

Travis Huggett is a New York photographer who works mainly in portraiture and a bit of fashion photography. Travis started out shooting bands for smaller music publications. Out of college he assisted with some great photographers where, he feels, he learned something different from each of them which ultimately led him to discover that he […]

ARCommunity #FF with Featured Photographer, Matthew Arnold

“Topography Is Fate—North African Battlefields of World War II is not a simple investigation of geography. This visual survey by the American photographer Matthew Arnold is a testament to the trials of conflict amid a desert landscape. Each image in the series goes beyond surface representation to reveal elements of a very personal geography, formed by lived experiences grounded […]

ARCommunity #FF: Laura Durkay, Writer/Director/Producer of “Natalie”

This week’s #FeaturedFilmmaker is Laura Durkay, writer, director, producer of the feature film Natalie.  During my interview with Laura she gave some great insight on what it really means to be an aspiring filmmaker. Below is some of what she had to say on a variety of topics involving the making of her upcoming feature […]

ARCommunity #FF: Alexander (Sandy) Chase, Filmmaker – “Transcendence”

This week’s Featured Filmmaker #FF is Alexander (Sandy) Chase.  Sandy is a very passionate filmmaker.  In the past he has worked as an editor, a writer/producer for science material, and often wears the producer hat when working with his clients.  “But for the last 2 years I do whatever needs to get done.  A lot […]

ARCommunity #FF: Alessandro “Panda” Lopes, Creator – City of Hope, web series

It’s #FollowFriday and this week’s #FeaturedFilmmaker is Alessandro “Panda” Lopes, creator of a web series called City of Hope.  The series is a fictional depiction of a true story taken from the points of view of the four main characters who have been thrown into the dark world of the human trafficking trade.  The story […]

ARCommunity #FF: Ari and Emma – The Sketch Show

Ariana Seigel is a writer, actor, comedian and producer from Tampa FL.  Who really enjoys the transition she’s made from stage to screen. Emma Tattenbaum-Fine, also a writer, who this year has gotten more into blogging and finding different mediums to tell her story such as comedic monologues and essays. Together they have a sketch […]

ARCommunity #FF: Where are they now?

Here’s an update on our past Featured Filmmakers (#FF)  and what they’ve been up to. Alfred Padilla, et al., you’ll be happy to hear, have successfully completed principal photography on their film Best Man in the Dark starring Alex Cendese and Arash Mokhtar.  You can check out their production stills from each day of shooting on […]

ARCommunity #FF: Nathan Blair – Director of Photography for Impasse

This week’s #FeaturedFilmmaker is guest blogger, Nathan Blair, whose own blog caught my attention on twitter.  Nathan worked on a short film titled, Impasse, that my dear friends Jeanne V. Bowerman & Michael Bekemeyer wrote and directed respectively.  It’s an amazing little film that I’m very excited to see released in the very near future. […]