Sunday, September 21, 2014

Meet the FILM MAKERS!! (and their icons and original visual artist)

Why the Kickstarter? The narrative film concept was the biggest inspiration for crowdfunding the project.

While traveling and touring I was meeting fantastic artists from all over (Europe) who I was excited to work with in some fashion. And, of course in my brain I had the desire to introduce my new artist friends to my creative posse in Boston.  Extending the community beyond the local geo.

I am thrilled, honored and psyched to introduce everyone to the FILM and ART people of BUYW. They all ROCK. I can't wait to see what they come up with -starting with NYC and Paris!


Nicole Witte Solomon (Brooklyn, NY): I met Nicole in August, in Louisville, KY when Michael J. Epstein and me were in town for the  Fright Night Film Fest (TEN  was screening there).  Nicole was there to screen her film, Small Talk-- we started talking about movies, projects-- and boom! I knew I wanted to have her be part of BUYW. She is a SUPER talented writer and filmmaker and she is taking on "Joan of Arc".  Nicole's website:
Writer and film maker. She attended Eugene Lang College (part of the New School University) where she received a BA in cultural studies. Upon graduating, she pursued writing and social justice activism while working as an office manager, childcare provider, and phone sex operator. She was accepted into the Downtown Community Television internship program, and went on to be admitted into the graduate film program at The City College of New York (CUNY) where she earned her MFA in writing and directing narrative fiction. She has written and directed many short documentary and fiction films, often working in conjunction with social justice organizations such as Jewish Voice for Peace, Ma’yan, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. Her music video for acclaimed Brooklyn band The Shondes’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” was an official selection of the 2010 Mix Milan Film Festival. Small Talk, her short horror comedy about the phone sex industry is currently screening at film festivals across the world. Her written work has appeared in AfterEllen, PopMatters, HEEB, $pread Magazine, Tits and Sass and New York Magazine, among many other websites and publications.  

Celine Fernbach (Paris, France):  I met Celine (Boulette) at a very clandestine, early cata-jam. I can't say too much about where we met or how we got there BECAUSE THEN IT WOULDN'T BE A SECRET ;) .  One thing for sure, Celine takes images and makes them beautiful films or photos. I was lucky to work with her on a few things in Paris including our secret concert in June which you can see here SECRET CATACOMBS CONCERT. Celine takes on 'Kali'. One of my  favorite new tunes.  Celine's website:

A Paris-based photographer/filmmaker. After having shot portraits in the countryside, she moved to Paris to attend Gobelins school, which she gratuated in 2010. She's been working with musicians for eight years, but she's more known for her portraits and documentary photo stories, shot in artists' squats, in Paris catacombs, or in Christiania. She started working in video by accident, while pushing the wrong button on her camera. For two years, she's shot documentary short films and music videos, and is working on digital mixed media stories.

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