Here is the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2023 From Inside of Here Filmmaker Q+A with From Inside of Here Director William Basquin, Festival Judge Anita LaBelle and Festival Director Al Nigrin:
From Inside of Here, a documentary film by Bill Basquin is a truly personal and intimate documentary film which explores nature and the wild world through the filmmaker’s unique perspective. The film uses many aspects of cinematography, multiple media types and meaningful storytelling to show the fragile but interconnected world of an ecosystem, through both the filmmaker’s and audiences’s own eyes.
Lauren Stevens' heartwarming, comedic short film June will be showing at the New Jersey Film Festival on Friday, September 22, 2023, in-person at 7 p.m. and online for 24 hours.
Growing up in the midwest, activities like deer hunting and cattle ranching were part of everyday life for Bill Basquin, director of From Inside of Here. What would be the Wild West to any coastal inhabitant is simply the backyard for those who grow up in the midwest. For Bill Basquin, his interest and access to nature shaped his sense of aesthetics and childhood play, where ponds and cornfields became his playground and creative landscape. Ever since then he has gravitated towards nature, and the collaboration between space and imagination that it provides. Basquin’s experience of the “wilderness” and “unknown” while in the midwest became a motif in the filmography of his career, but his latest non-fiction feature From Inside of Here provides an account of these regions that is unique to any other.
Evan Bode’s short film Out of Frame will be showing in-person at 7 pm at the New Jersey Film Festival on Friday, September 22, 2023, and online for 24 hours. Using a thoughtful combination of animation and live-action, Bode’s visuals grasp the viewers’ attention, allowing them to hone in on a touching story of power, queer identity, and liberation from social norms.
In today’s culture, it seems every movie aims to be “meta”. But none have pulled off the film-within-a-film structure with such grace, intrigue, and prowess as Dean Kavanaugh’s Hole in the Head.
(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Monmouth University will host a special advance screening of Miranda’s Victim on Saturday, September 30 at 7:45pm, followed by a panel discussion with cast members, the director, producer, and special guests.
Here is the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2023 June and Out of Frame Filmmaker Q+A with June Director Lauren Stevens, June Lead Actor/Producer Julia Ribas, and Festival Director Al Nigrin:
Here is the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2023 Hole in the Head Filmmaker Q+A with Hole in the Head Director Dean Kavanaugh, Festival Judge Anita LaBelle and Festival Director Al Nigrin:
Night Ride from LA is a wonderful short animation by German filmmaker Martin Gerigk. We have screened many of Martin’s terrific films over the last few years and here is the interview I did with him over the internet.