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RIIFF 2008 Wrap-up II: Invulnerable, My Inventions, Behind My Eyes, Hugo, and Eclipse

This was recorded from the 12th year of RIIFF, which over the years has brought in talented visiting filmmakers from across the globe.

We spoke with creators of the short films: Invulnerable, My Inventions, Behind My Eyes, Hugo, and Eclipse.  

Direct download: RIIFF2008-ClosingNight-2of2.mp3
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RIIFF 2008 Wrap-up I: Hakim, Under My Garden, Gone Fishing, Hold On, and Ikigai

This was recorded from the 12th year of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, or RIIFF, bringing in talented visiting filmmakers from across the globe.

We spoke with creators of the short films: Hakim, Under My Garden, Gone Fishing, Hold On, and Ikigai

Direct download: RIIFF2008-ClosingNight-1of2.mp3
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Dominic Musacchio - Killer Poet

Dominic Musacchio is a producer at Northern Light Productions in Boston, MA and who has co-produced the powerful documentary, Killer Poet.

Killer Poet is about Norman Porter, a controversial Massachusetts prisoner with 2 life sentences who spent 25 years in prison, escaped and lived in Chicago for 20 years as a poet/intellectual under a fake name, and then was caught in 2005 by the Mass State Police and is back in max-security prison.

It won Best Documentary in the Boston International Film Festival and screened in Hot Docs.

Direct download: DominicMusacchio.mp3
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The Rauch Brothers - Germans in the Woods

The Rauch Brothers, Mike and Tim Rauch, are independent animators out of Brooklyn, NY.

In 2007, they formed Rauch Brothers Animation, a studio that collaborates with visionaries in literature, music, performance, and other creative arts through character design, animation, and visual storytelling.

The Rauch Brothers have recently teamed with David Isay, five time Peabody Award-winning radio documentarian and founder of StoryCorps, to create an animated documentary of the piece from StoryCorps about a World War II veteran Joseph Robertson who recalls shooting a young German soldier at The Battle of the Bulge, his "saddest memory”, called Germans in the Woods.

Germans in the Woods has one 2nd place in the ASIFA-East Animation Festival and is screening at film festivals worldwide including the Animation Block Party and The Palm Springs International Shorts Fest.

Direct download: RauchBrothers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm EST