Browsing All posts tagged under »The Virginia Film Festival«

Giovanni Kavota – Actor

November 8, 2014 by


Giovanni Kavota is planning on going from “Goodish” to great with his career in acting, directing, and writing. We were able to catch him for an interview before his film Goodish screens on Sunday at the Virginia Film Festival. As one of the lead actors, he is honored to be in a film that was selected […]

Aaron Stanley – Filmmaker

November 8, 2014 by


With breweries popping up all over the state quicker than craft beer aficionados can fill their growlers, a couple of Virginia filmmakers decided it was an appropriate time to document this rapidly growing industry. Aaron Stanley and Megan Troy traveled throughout the Commonwealth visiting breweries, bars, beer festivals, and hop farms for their documentary From Grain […]

Erica Arvold – Casting Director

November 7, 2014 by


When we see a movie, we take stock of the plot, the actors, the sets, the dialogue; maybe even the director’s techniques and the soundtrack. We think about the cast, but we don’t always think about– or even know– who put that cast together. Local casting director Erica Arvold puts film casts together, and she’s darn good […]

Brendan Rijke – Filmmaker

November 6, 2014 by


Brendan Rijke is the fourth year University of Virginia student filmmaker and director behind the film Fifth Street. Cville Niche caught up with Brendan to chat candidly about his passion for film, love for UVA, and his excitement for this year’s Virginia Film Festival. Be sure to catch his short film Fifth Street, premiering before the Festival’s […]

Brian Wimer – Filmmaker

November 5, 2014 by


Last year, he was a gay werewolf in Faux Paws and a filmmaker for the documentary CLAW.  This year, he’s behind the camera again as director for Karate Tango, screening Saturday at Regal. Local filmmaker Brian Wimer keeps himself quite busy. From keeping a day job to curating the IX Art Park, Wimer is a driven, wildly imaginative […]

Deanna Gould – Executive Director of Light House Studio

November 4, 2014 by


After spending the early part of her film career in Europe, Deanna Gould was somewhat surprised to find herself settling down in Charlottesville. With an international career working for a production department in London overseeing the visual effects for films, Gould thought she would end up in New York or San Francisco upon her return to […]

Checking in with the Locals: Jenny Mays

November 4, 2014 by


Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Jenny Mays This local lady is the behind-the-scenes Wonder Woman for the Virginia Film Festival, not to mention a new […]

Lauren Hafner – Actress

November 4, 2014 by


While Goodish creators describe the film as “a film about friends and colleagues discussing their mediocre sexual exploits from the night before,” the film can also be dubbed a VCU passion project that came to life on found funding and comedic creativity. Lauren Hafner is just one of the cast members who hails from VCU. […]

Derek Sieg – Filmmaker

November 3, 2014 by


This week, the Virginia Film Festival will once again bring Cville to life, from the hum of crowds entering and exiting screenings to the pop of corn inside theaters. The spirit of film lovers generates an infectious buzz from the Downtown Mall to the University’s Grounds. The Virginia Film Festival 2014 is guaranteed to bring […]

Local Artist Check-in: Amanda Patterson

October 29, 2014 by


Amanda Patterson is living proof that the artistic community of Charlottesville draws filmmakers year-round, not only in November when the Virginia Film Festival comes to town.  A native Virginian, Amanda moved to Charlottesville this summer to begin work as a mentor for young filmmakers at Light House Studio. Her film Goodish, a comedy about whether or […]