Film Grain

Film Grain

By Film Society of NWPA
A podcast by the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Greater Erie Film Office.
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Rocketman, Taylor Prach and continuing a film career post college
Taylor Prach of the Free to Choose Network joins us this week to discuss her life post film school in the Erie area in addition to discussing our next Film Grain feature, "Rocketman." Tickets  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
31:04
September 16, 2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Shannon Hamm, Corey Esper, and bringing talent back home
Actress and producer Shannon Hamm and videographer Corey Esper join us to talk what steps small towns like Erie can take to bring talent back home in addition to discussing our next Film Grain feature, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco."  Tickets  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
36:41
September 9, 2019
Fall/Winter Schedule, Netflix cancellations, and our recommendations
Join us for a look at our Fall and Winter season including films like "Aliens," "The Farewell," and "Rocketman." Tickets available through our website. Also on this episode: a look into Netflix's cancellation problem and what it means for media consumption, and our television recommendations.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
37:53
September 2, 2019
Erika Berlin and the Film Society of NWPA
Erika Berlin, president of the Film Society of NWPA, joins to talk the mission, history and future plans for the organization.  Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
38:06
August 26, 2019
Destroyer, Sharon Dale and the future of Erie filmmaking
This week, we welcome Sharon Dale from Greater Erie Arts Rental. She then joins us for a discussion on the future of filmmaking in Erie, along with what equipment and support filmmakers will need moving forward. "Destroyer" screens on August 21st, 2019, as part of the society's dinner and a movie series.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
45:32
August 19, 2019
Undercover Billionaire (Part 2) and Apollo 11
In a special episode, we're joined by cast members from Discovery Channel's "Undercover Billionaire." Star Glenn Stearns, along with Mindy Stearns, R.J. Messenger, Dawn Van Scoter, and Mathieu Sanders talk the Erie-set series. The first episode of "Undercover Billionaire" is now available.  "Apollo 11" screens on August 14th, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
36:30
August 12, 2019
Undercover Billionaire (Part 1) and High Life
In a special episode, we're joined by cast members from Discovery Channel's "Undercover Billionaire." Star Glenn Stearns, along with Mindy Stearns, Ronald J. Messenger, Dawn Van Scoter, and Mathieu Sanders talk the Erie-set series. "Undercover Billionaire" premieres on Discovery Channel on Tuesday, August 6th. "High Life" screens on August 7th, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
56:50
August 5, 2019
The Biggest Little Farm, Craig Stadler, and getting the word out
This week, we welcome Craig Stadler, CTO of Erie Data Systems and creator of Petey Vid, a new way to search for video content, while he then joins us for a discussion on getting the word out on your creative endeavors in Erie.  "The Biggest Little Farm" screens on July 24th, 2019, as part of the society's dinner and a movie series.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
55:08
July 23, 2019
Gloria Bell, Patrick Fisher and being a creative
This week, we welcome Patrick Fisher, executive director of Erie Arts and Culture, while he then joins us for a discussion on being a creative in Erie. "Gloria Bell" will screen on July 17th, 2019, as part of the society's dinner and a movie series.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
55:04
July 15, 2019
Mean Girls, Maitham Basha-Agha, New Americans
This week, we welcome photojournalist Maitham Basha-Agha, who joins us for a discussion on his history, the new Americans in Erie, and more. "Mean Girls" screens on July 10th, 2019, for its 15-year anniversary, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
41:03
July 8, 2019
Boy Erased, Matt Croyle, and What Makes a Film Festival
This week, we welcome Matt Croyle, director of the Oil Valley Film Festival, who joins us for a discussion on his path in the film industry and his experiences curating titles for the heart of Pennsylvania. "Boy Erased" screens on June 19th, 2019 as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
36:05
June 17, 2019
Double Indemnity, Lisa Knight and Writing Screenplays
This week, we welcome screenwriter Lisa Knight, while she then joins us for a discussion on her path to the industry, and her experiences since breaking into it. "Double Indemnity" screens on June 12th, 2019 for its 75th Anniversary, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
49:18
June 10, 2019
Burning, Britty Lea and Building Your Brand
This week, we welcome Britty Lea (Film & Her, Patreon), while she then joins us for a roundtable on "Building Your Brand." "Burning" screens on June 5th, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
52:23
June 3, 2019
An Interview with Marc Blucas
This week, we speak with actor and producer Marc Blucas about his involvement in upcoming feature film "Unearth," his origins in Girard and Hollywood, and much more. Blucas' acting credits include "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Pleasantville," "Brawl in Cell Block 99," and "Eddie." Film Grain, our downtown Erie "dinner & a movie" series, returns June 5 at the Bourbon Barrel with a screening of "Burning." Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
35:09
May 20, 2019
Butch Cassidy, Cole Daniel Hills, and taking the leap into professional film making
This week we speak with Cole Daniel Hills (Chills Productions), while he then joins us for a roundtable discussion on how to take a passion for film making into the professional world. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" screens on May 15, 2019 to celebrate the film's 50th anniversary, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series.   Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
32:48
May 13, 2019
Free Solo, Daria Devlin, and the importance of new voices in NWPA
This week we speak with Daria Devlin (Erie Center for Arts and Technology), while she then joins us for a roundtable discussion on the importance of new voices in Erie and beyond for the future of our cities. "Free Solo" screens on May 8, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series.   Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
37:51
May 6, 2019
Stan and Ollie, Rob Frank, and Gearing Up In NWPA
This week we speak with Rob Frank (R. Frank Photography), while he then joins us for a roundtable discussion on gearing up for a film shoot in NWPA. "Stan & Ollie" screens on May 1, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series.   Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
42:36
April 29, 2019
Summer Schedule, Todd Scalise, and Creative Challenges in the Rust Belt
This week we speak with Todd Scalise (Higherglyphics), while he then joins us for a roundtable on creative challenges in the Rust Belt. Film Grain, the Erie "dinner & a movie" series continues this summer. Summer screenings include "Free Solo," "Burning" and an anniversary showing of "Mean Girls."  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
39:34
April 22, 2019
Cold War, Jennifer Dworek, and making it as a creative
"Cold War" screens on April 17th, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series. This week we speak with photographer and portrait master, Jennifer Dworek who also joins us for a roundtable discussion on what it takes to make it as a creative in the rust belt.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
46:32
April 15, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk, MoreFrames Animation, and Curation
"If Beale Street Could Talk" screens on April 10th, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series. This week we also speak with Jordan Held and Gus Trauth of MoreFrames Animation. They then join for a roundtable discussion on film curation in the region.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
47:34
April 8, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Jesse Olszewski and PA Tax Credit
"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" screens on April 3rd, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series. This week, we also speak with Jesse Olszewski, and he then joins for a roundtable on the Pennsylvania film tax credit.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
30:23
April 1, 2019
A Star Is Born, Jack Rys and Film School
"A Star Is Born" screens on March 27th, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series. This week, we also speak with Jack Rys, filmmaker and owner of Thee Films, while he then sticks around for a roundtable on film school. Contribute to Jack Rys' IndieGoGo, here.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
46:09
March 26, 2019
The Favourite, Chills Productions, and a #FilmErie Roundtable
"The Favourite" screens on March 20th, 2019, as part of the film society's dinner and a movie series. This week, we also speak with Brittany Hills, co-owner of bi-coastal Chills Productions, while she then sticks around for a roundtable on the challenges facing Erie filmmakers.  Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/  "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
33:40
March 18, 2019
Widows, The American Dream and Jesus Munoz
"Widows" screens on March 13th, 2019, as part of the Erie film society's dinner and a movie series. Tickets Follow us on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram. "night vibe" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "Fairuz - Adaysh Kan Fi Nas (Lo-Fi Hip Hop Redux)" available via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
21:21
March 11, 2019
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