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Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Best Film Team, Maple Films

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The Maple Films Team – Nominated for 11 Awards, Receiver of 6

Best Film Team - Maple Films - Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project

Coverage of any independent film event would just not be right if we did not land an interview with the team that won Best Film.  The Maple Films team pictured to the left, or above depending on your browser settings, are; Starting with the lady in the center, Best Actress, Sarah Carleton (her interview), now going left to right, Allen Cliff who played the required character Dexter Taylor, Dustin Lee, Terry Gear, and Jon Jivan.  Listen in as this team, nominated for 11 and receiving 6 awards, talks about the challenges and the fun of this annual competition.

Members of this team of the team as a whole were nominated for the following:

  • Best Musical Score
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Use of Character
  • Best Actress
  • Audience Group Award B
  • Best Writing
  • Best Editing
  • Best Directing
  • Best Film

Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project with Competition Judge, Bill Johns

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An Interview with Bill Johns – Producer, Director and Judge at Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project

Bill Johns is an established producer and director who was one of the three judges at this year’s Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project.  Listen in as he discusses the different entries, some of the challenges the participants had to endure and just how close the competition was.

The Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Zach Christy and William Clarence Marshall

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Interview with Team Adcom Members; Zach Christy and William Clarence Marshall

Zach Christy and William Clarence Marshall

Lumpy managed to catch up with Zach Christy and William Clarence Marshall who are members of the Adcom Group.  This is the group that received one of the three Audience Awards for the festival.  More or less, the event had three separate screenings and one film from each was voted to win this award by those in the screening audience.  Listen in as they talk about their roles in this competition.

Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Nicholas D’Amico Judge

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Interview with Nicholas D’Amico, Judge at the Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project

Nicholas D'Amico - Judge for The 48 Hour Film Project in Cleveland

Mr. D’Amico is a producer, director and editor.  He states the he will act when he absolutely has to but avoids it if at all possible.  I also opted to leave in a bit about myself.  It is something I normally edit our but since it comes up almost every time I go to an event and give interviews, a FAQ so to speak, I decided to leave it .  So for those of you who not only wish to hear about the film project but may wish to know why they call me Lumpy, listen in.

Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Actor Richard Phillis

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Interview with Richard Phillis

I was fortunate to get to meet and interview many people at this year’s Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project. Actor Richard Phillis may well have given the best interview from an actor’s perspective.  He has worked in many films and talks about what had to be a near traumatic experience for any actor.  Listen in as he talks about doing his very first play in one of Cleveland’s biggest playhouses.

The Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Sarah Carlton – Best Actress Nominee

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Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interview with Best Actress Nominee Sarah Carleton

Sarah Carleton - Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Best Actress Nominee

Lumpy was lucky enough to catch up with perhaps the actress that traveled the farthest distance to compete in this years Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project.  Sarah Carlton traveled from Pennsylvania, commuting about two hours to compete in her first ever 48 Hour Film Project.  It was the debut year for not only her but the Maple Films team as well.  All in all, it seemed to work out pretty well for her.  She was on of the best actress nominees.

The Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Kristina Michelle, Best Actress Nominee

POSTED ON August 25th  - POSTED IN 48 Hour Film Project, Entertainment, Featured Podcast, Interview, Movies, Podcasts
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Best Actress Nominee, Kristina Michelle

One of the real pleasures about attending events like these are the opportunity to meet up and coming talent.  I heard many a good things about Kristina and was, in fact, told to be sure and catch her for and interview by one of the judges.  Not only did she receive a nomination for best actress but the team she was part of, Turnstyle Films, shall be one of the films featured at The Indie Gathering.  The modest and lovely young lady is such a team player that she did not even mention her home page during the interview. You can also find her at IMDb.

The Genre this team was given was detective or cop…. Listen in as she talks about her role, her team and this awesome event in general.

48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Brian Bowers, Cleveland Project Producer

POSTED ON August 25th  - POSTED IN 48 Hour Film Project, Entertainment, Featured Podcast, Interview, Movies, Podcasts
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Brian Bowers Explains Exactly What the 48 Hour Film Project Is

Brian Bowers - Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Producer

Brian Bowers is the producer of the 48 Hour Film Project in Lumpy’s hometown of Cleveland.  The Cleveland Competition varies only slightly from the event in other cities.  The similar rule for all the competitions is that the teams compete to produce a film in 48 hours.  They are given a character, a prop, a line and a genre, which vary from city to city, and the clock starts ticking.

Lumpy was fortunate enough to catch up with the judges, Brian and many of the participants in this awesome competition.  Be sure and keep your browser tuned here as we shall be posting many more of these interviews over the next 48 hours.

You can find out more about the Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project at by checking out the links below:

We closed out the interview with a movie related song, “Movie Star”, from Albert Aguilar.  You can find Albert at Mevio’s Music Alley, Facebook, his home page and Twitter.

Also be sure to check out the up coming Indie Gathering and keep checking here for interviews from this independent event as well.

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