Browsing All posts tagged under »Virginia Film Festival«

Cameron Blout – Lighting Production

November 8, 2014 by


Rarely do most consider the pieces that must come together to create a finished film. Sure, there are the writers, actors and directors… but there’s also the crew. Lighting, sound, and setup rarely amass attention yet play integral roles in bringing films to fruition. With an eye to the importance of production, our Makers of […]

Lauren Lukow – Guest and Production Coordinator

November 7, 2014 by


“[It’s] like taking 100+ dogs for a walk in the park.” This is how Lauren Lukow describes her job as Virginia Film Festival Guest and Production Coordinator. It’s her job to coordinate the travel, accommodations, and festival schedules of all VFF guests – all 200 of them. This year, Lukow also happens to have had […]

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 […]

Harry Chotiner – Panelist

November 5, 2014 by


Harry Chotiner has spent his entire life going to the movies. Born to a couple of movie buffs in West Los Angeles, Chotiner grew up going to movie theaters owned by his grandfather. “It was there from forever,” he says. “I’m pathetically in love with movies.” After earning a Ph.D. in history and writing for a left-wing magazine, […]

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 […]

Local Artist Check-in: Brian Wimer and the IX Art Park

June 25, 2014 by


Local artists of all mediums are reaching to Kickstarter as a means to gain momentum for expanding their creative ideas and work. In Cville’s art scene, locals like film maker and IX Art Park purveyor Brian Wimer have a “why wait?” and “dream big” mentality when it comes to art. In just six months, Wimer has managed […]