Village Music, interview with filmmaker Monroe Grisman

Village Music

Another music documentary at the Sonoma International Film Festival was Village Music, the Last of the Great Record Stores.  Melissa interviewed Monroe Grisman about his film. About Village Music: “A compelling music documentary about a man and a record store that changed a community and became an American musical treasure.” I couldn’t find an official website, but discovered they funded […]

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The Cover Story, interview with filmmaker Eric Christensen

The Cover Story

Melissa interviewed Eric Christensen about his documentary, “The Cover Story: Album Art.”  Album art is quickly becoming a dinasaur, and this wonderful movie explores the art and the artists.  The film was shown at the Sonoma International Film Festival. About The Cover Story: “The untold stories behind some of the classic covers of the vinyl era.” Learn more about the […]

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Right There, interview with filmmaker Florence Buchanan

Right There

A really powerful short film, Right There interviews the children of a school near Ground Zero, 10 years after the 9/11 tragedy.  Florence Buchanan called in to tell us all about the film, which includes her daughter amongst the interviewees. About Right There: “On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a group of teenagers came back to PS 234, their old […]

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Creativity, interview with filmmaker Tim Wetzel

In studio, we had local Tim Wetzel come in to discuss the 2 shorts he had screening at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  He is the creator of Creativity: The Artist, and Creativity: Furnace, both films about local Sonoma artists.  The artists include Elizabeth Dekker and Alex Leader.  Steve Martindale from SIFF sat in with me to interview the filmmaker. […]

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Teached, interview with filmmaker Kelly Amis

Teached

Kelly Amis is a former teacher, and the Producer/Director of the Teached short film series.  Volume 1 was shown at the Sonoma International Film Festival in 2012.  The Teached website (from Loudspeaker Films) has information on screenings and scheduling.  You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date.  In fact, last night on FB they mentioned […]

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Cardboard Titanics, interview with filmmaker Sam Frazier Jr

Cardboard Titanics

On our second show, we had filmmaker Sam Frazier Jr call in to talk about his two short films, Cardboard Titanics and it’s sequel, Cardboard Titanics: Smart People Being Stupid Here’s what the filmmaker says about it on his website: “You’ve never seen a documentary like this before. The event actually took place, so the movie is technically a documentary. However, I […]

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