Entire Feed of 2010 Redstone Film Festival Live Blog 02/26/2010

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The Redstone Film Festival, BU’s annual student showcase of undergraduate and graduate films will take place tonight at the Tsai Performance Center. After several rounds of judging, seven films made it to Wednesday’s presentation, three of which will be awarded cash prizes and the prestige of winning.

“These students have poured so much of themselves into this,” said Scott Thompson, a BU Assistant Professor in Screenwriting and also the Redstone Film Festival Coordinator. “To be a part of helping them get exposure to their work is exciting.”

Thompson said this year the Festival chose the winners from a pool of approximately 35 entries, about half of which were chosen to be screened by this year’s panel of judges, who are industry professionals. This year’s judges were Peter Keough, Film Editor for The Boston Phoenix, Laura Bernieri, Producer/Director at Tin Can Films, and Kurt Fendt, the Research Director for Comparative Media Studies at MIT. Although they chose the winners back in January, they will be announced at the end of tonight’s presentation.

“What they (students) bring to the table is their passion and their voice and I think they do rather well,” Thompson said.

The seven films that will show tonight are (in no particular order):

“Picnicking Through Purgatory (and Other Things To Do At Night)” directed by Ryan Molony

“Modern Alchemy” directed by Patrick Johnson

“All Day Yeah” directed by Charlie Anderson

“Shoebox Redhead” directed by Matthew Lawrence

“Death Whish” directed by Atanas Bakalov

“Exhibit A” directed by Erik Scanlon

“Leftovers” directed by Josh Brown

5:40
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone here we go, get excited!! The festival will be kicking off in a little more than an hour. Who will win??

5:42
Michelle Tedford:

Here are some more links to get excited about:

“Modern Alchemy” directed by Patrick Thompson
-One of this year’s films that will be screened tomorrow night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyBI4k6rLKU

“Iowa Girls” directed by Donna Reyes
-A clip from Reyes’ documentary film, last year’s third place winner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5stqKbGxsQ

“Missed Connection” directed by Eric Joslin
-2008 third place winner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZIAGT0hib4

5:45
[Standby]  Be back soon! Maria, Michelle & Renee
6:33
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itsmagick:

Tsai is really filling up and doors just opened! #2010redstone

6:34
Michelle Tedford:

30 minutes before the Redstone film festival kicks off. Inside the Tsai Center, the seats are filling up fast. Stay tuned for more as the action unfolds.

6:43
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone auditorium is filling up fast! http://tweetphoto.com/12618820

6:47
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone and ten minutes later we have a pre-show and an almost full house! Go BU! http://tweetphoto.com/12619105

6:51
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone just announced – almost sold out!

6:53
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itsmagick:

9 minutes till the redstones! #2010redstone

6:54
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travel_in_heels:

The buzz in the room in palpable at the #2010redstone festival. About to start…

7:00
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itsmagick:

almost 70 people turned away! the event is sold out! #2010redstone

7:01
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone and we are officially sold out!

7:01
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itsmagick:

it’s 7pm, time for the #2010redstone

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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone begins with a thanks to the “weather gods”for being kind after the postponement of two weeks ago.

7:05
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone Mr. Redstone – committed to sponsor the festival for the next 5 years

7:08
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone winners of the screenplay contest: “don’t give them guns” by Terrence Smith

7:10
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone Award for most producible screenplay: “Guppy Love” by Walt Gardner

7:11
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itsmagick:

congrats to the screenplay winners! #2010redstone

7:11
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone and the lights have dimmed. Screenplay winners have been announced. On with the show…

7:14
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone oops! Technical difficulties received with laughter and applause. First film: “All Day Yeah” by Charlie Anderson

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Kayla and Stefanie:

Full house tonight. These people had to be turned away because the auditorium is already full.

7:18
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itsmagick:

congrats to Rob Hacket for his screenplay “In Her Dreams” and… #2010redstone

7:18
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itsmagick:

Andrew Bumstead for “Dog Meat” and… #2010redstone

7:19
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Correction, that wasn’t from Kayle and Stefanie. Looks like live blogging from the account at the same time is more complicated than we anticipated!

7:20
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone “All Day Yeah” starts off with a good reaction from the crowd.

7:21
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itsmagick:

Terrence Smith for “Don’t Give Them Guns” for the F/R awards #2010redstone

7:22
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itsmagick:

and Walt Garder for “Guppy Love” for the “most producible film” #2010redstone

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7:26
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Winners from the list of Fielder/ Rosenberg Finalists are in. Rob Hackett for “In her Dreams,” Andrew Bumstead for “Dog Meat,” and Terrence Smith for “Don’t Give Them Guns” have won. The picture above shows Hackett and Bumstead on stage.

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itsmagick:

sweet duct tape shoes in the first film! #2010redstone

7:27
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Terrence Smith is walking up on stage in the above picture.

7:29
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone this poor man in the first film needs a pair of shoes!

7:29
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Film screenings have begun. All Day Yeah by Charlie Anderson is the first film for the evening. It’s a twenty minute long film, the longest of the short films being screened tonight.

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7:31
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Walt Gardner wins the most producible screenplay award for Guppy Love. This is the first time this category had been introduced in the Redstone film festival.

7:31
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone grand theft auto and classic rock…a good ending to the first film, I’d say

7:34
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone ready for film number two! Modern Alchemy directed by Patrick Johnson

7:34
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itsmagick:

uh oh technical difficulties! #2010redstone

7:34
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Anderson’s film “All Day Yeah” revolves around a young guy named Joey.

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Maria, Renee and Michelle:

These are stills from the film featuring the lead character Joey.

7:35
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itsmagick:

artsy black and white shots in “modern alchemy” #2010redstone

7:36
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone film two…begins with a mystery…building “ignacius.” We shall see…

7:36
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone what’s going on in this film? why are people welding?

7:37
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itsmagick:

not gonna lie, kind of bored with this documentary style fim #2010redstone

7:40
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

http://redstonefilmfest.tumblr.com/post/381458341/paul-giordanos-full-screenplay
Read Paul Giordano’s full screenplay here! too bad he lost :(

7:41
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

listen to Part 1 of Amelia Warren’s uncut interview about her screenplay “Happy Acre Farms”

http://redstonefilmfest.tumblr.com/post/381288789/part-1-of-the-uncut-interview-with-amelia-warren

7:41
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone okay maybe we don’t find out what exactly “ignacious” is…but the film was good!

7:41
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Modern alchemy ends to applause. There’s a long break as the audience wait in the dark for the next film to begin. The next film Te next film is Shoebox Redhead.

7:42
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

listen to Part 2 of Amelia Warren’s uncut interview about her screenplay “Happy Acre Farms” here

http://redstonefilmfest.tumblr.com/post/381332920/part-2-of-the-uncut-interview-with-amelia-warren

7:43
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone film 3: Shoebox Redhead directed by Matthew Lawrence is on

7:43
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Read Chris Chapman’s hilarious screenplay here! It’s my favorite!

http://redstonefilmfest.tumblr.com/post/381193425/full-screenplay-by-chris-chapman

7:44
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone gotta love a film that starts off with a tag sale

7:45
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

http://redstonefilmfest.tumblr.com/post/381153783/full-uncut-interview-with-terrence-smith-nominee

Listen to Terrence Smith’s full uncut interview about his winning screenplay “Don’t Give Them Guns”

7:46
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Listen to R/F nominee Chris Chapman’s full, uncut interview! He says his favorite films are the Truman Show & Almost Famous. He wrote the screenplay ““Un Film Mauvais d’Etudiant”” (He plugged it into Google Translate–PRICELESS!)

http://redstonefilmfest.tumblr.com/post/381402494/full-uncut-interview-with-chris-chapman-nominee

7:47
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Check out R/F nominee Chris Chapman interviewing the director of Boondock Saints II here!

http://redstonefilmfest.tumblr.com/post/383325553/screenwriter-chris-chapman-interviewing-boondock-saints

7:48
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone clowns? Freaky or funny?

7:48
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone uh oh more tech problems. We’ve got a clown frozen on the screen…

7:49
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

A camera that only takes pictures of a clown. Even when there’s no clown to be seen. The mystery of this camera leads the two gentlemen who own it to an actual clown. Technical problems disrupt the film. The film paused and the screen just went black. Audience members are getting impatient. Some have begun leaving the auditorium but with the lights out it’s hard to find your way.

7:49
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

SCOOP ALERT!

7:49
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

We’ve got some inside information!

7:52
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone and the lights are up…MAJOR technical difficulties. Let’s hope they can get things back up and running shortly!

7:54
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

We have the results but we’re respecting our source’s request to wait until all the films have been screened before we announce the results.

7:56
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

A technical adviser took the stage and announced the obvious: we’re experiencing technical difficulties. He said they’re trying to fix the problem as fast as they can.

7:57
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone and we’re back…and back to the beginning of the film, no less. Well, I guess we get to watch it twice

7:57
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone next film up by Matt Lawrence

7:58
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone failed to work again. Take three?

7:58
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone aha! Back again.

7:59
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone a “shining example of BU community”

8:00
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Arsla Jawaid a senior at BU was inside for the first hour and decided to leave because of technical glitches. She liked the second film which “actually had subject matter as opposed to the first one,” she says.

8:04
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone roars of laughter from the crowd for shoebox redhead!

8:05
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone films w/ polaroids are very hipster, and creepy clowns

8:08
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone “shoebox redhead” filmed at the jersey shore!

8:09
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone Shoebox Redhead is my favorite for now – the cute romantic spin overshadowed the creepy clowns

8:10
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone and there is a break! or a break disguising tech difficulties?

8:18
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Three movies later, the lights are back on. We’re not sure if it’s intermission or another technical failure. At least the lights are on this time. Audience members are talking and seem to be having a good time despite technical problems. Two audience members say they liked the third film best so far.

8:19
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone intermission chatter http://tweetphoto.com/12627862

8:21
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone up next Erik Scalon’s “exhibit A”

8:25
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone “picnicking through purgatory (and other things to do at night)” directed by Ryan Molony on deck

8:25
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone they skipped Erik’s film! Ryan Moloney’s “picnicking through purgatory”

8:26
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone Ryan’s 12 minute film about 2 EMT’s interrupted!

8:28
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone FILM SCREENINGS DONE!

8:28
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone winners being announced now!

8:29
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

An announcer came on stage and said they’re experiencing problems with the projector. They’re trying to correct the problem but may not be able to. All filmmakers have been invited on stage. Their names are announced and the audience is clapping in appreciation. Some screams can also be heard.

8:29
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone 3rd place Ryan Moloney!

8:30
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

The results are in. Ryan Maloney comes in third. Atanas Bakalov comes in second and Charlie Anderson wins first prize

8:30
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone 2nd place Atanas Bakalov!

8:32
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itsmagick:

#2010redstone 1st place Charlie Anderson!

8:33
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itsmagick:

but we didnt even get to see any of the winners films! #2010redstone

8:45
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travel_in_heels:

The competition lining up for the announcement…#2010redstone http://tweetphoto.com/12630491

8:47
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone unfortunately the projector broke…might try to screen them elsewhere later tonight, but most of the audience has left!

8:48
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone Second place winner Atanas Bakalov! http://tweetphoto.com/12630666

8:49
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travel_in_heels:

First place winner Charlie Anderson accepting his award for “All Day Yeah.” Congratulations! #2010redstone http://tweetphoto.com/12630861

8:50
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone luckily, first place winner Charlie Anderson’s film was one of the three screened before the failure of the projector

9:18
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

BMR: Are you still there?

9:19
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Yes we are.

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Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Above: Atanas Bakalov who came in second.

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Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Above: First Prize winner Charlie Anderson.

9:27
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone unfortunately, the technical difficulties made screening the last four films impossible.

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9:29
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Above: The Death Whish team with filmmaker Atanas Bakalov on the extreme right. His girlfriend is right next to him.

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9:29
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone Event coordinator Prof Scott Thompson said this is the first time since the festival began 25 years ago that they were…

9:30
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Above: A still from Death Whish. This film won second place tonight but could not be screened.

9:31
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travel_in_heels:

…(Cont’d) unable to screen all of the films for the festival. #2010redstone

9:40
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

stills from 3rd place winner Ryan Moloney’s film! http://redstonefilmfest.tumblr.com/post/383317689/screen-grabs-from-ryan-moloneys-film-panicking

9:41
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Ryan Moloney’s full, uncut interview

http://redstonefilmfest.tumblr.com/post/382648161/full-uncut-interview-with-ryan-moloney

9:42
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

http://redstonefilmfest.tumblr.com/post/382661873/part-1-of-the-uncut-interview-with-josh-brown

Josh Brown’s uncut interview part 1!

9:43
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Josh Brown uncut interview part 2!

http://redstonefilmfest.tumblr.com/post/382660221/part-2-of-the-uncut-interview-with-josh-brown

9:53
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEAWo15G-aU

Opening of the Redstones Vid!

9:54
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Here’s a video of Charlie Anderson talking after the announcement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFRCvIkI0xY

9:55
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

Here’s a short video of people who were turned away from the venue after the auditorium was full.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmQOU_gfhg8

9:56
Maria, Renee and Michelle:

The Redstone film festival ended on a disappointing note. The event was postponed earlier due to a snowstorm. This time around technical problems disrupted the screenings during the fourth film. A total of seven films were to be screened tonight but results were announced a few minutes into the fourth one because technical experts admitted defeat. We’re curious whether a follow up event will be held to screen the remaining films or all of the films without interruptions. The Redstones are an exciting event for film and non-film students alike. We’re glad the filmmakers were called on stage and their efforts were acknowledged at the end of the event. However, we feel a better job could have been done of ensuring the event went smoothly. On this note, we’re signing out of our live blog coverage of an eventful night at the Redstones. There were winners, a packed house, seven selected films and unfortunately-a major technical failure.

9:58
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travel_in_heels:

#2010redstone I hope everyone enjoyed the event! We’ll be signing off now. Stay tuned for our podcast of the event on another day

10:01
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