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Vote for the Home Team-Openfilm contest to support indie film

  • January 17th, 2011 1:41 pm ET
  • By Richard Murphy, Boston Film Industry Examiner

Even slight involvement with indie film making  brings the knowledge that cash is not lush in the genre.  Well there is a contest going on that can provide some filthy lucre to starving movie projects.

At Open Film, an online video platform for filmmakers and film festivals and short films contests, you have a chance to support local film makers trying to make the movie.  They are holding a contest, the 2nd Get it made competition.

There are a couple of films with some local connections that are in the competition.  Light of Knowing is being filmed in various New England venues with a lot of great local actors.  It is a spiritual thriller inspired by the mystical book, the Cloud of unknowing.  More information on its facebook page.

The director of Light of Knowing is John Hartman.  He has made other movies in this area.  He is not native, but is based locally.  One short movie he made elsewhere is Secession Path.  A civil war psycho drama with no little amount of John’s  expressionism thrown in.  He and his producer, Zee Zarbock would like to make the full version.   Secession Path is also in the contest. We in Massachusetts can hope some of it could be filmed here as we have a lot of old and rustic scenery that would fit the bill. The Civil War re-enactors are around here, unfortunately they are mostly bluecoats and too few rebs.

If you want to vote for Secession Path go here.

If you want to vote for Light of Knowing go here.

You can watch and then vote for both.  Registration is required, but it is no big thing.  So help out the starving indie film maker.



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Comment by Zee - Unfolding Story Pictures on January 24, 2011 at 4:32pm
It's actually Dougie-pooh's Light of Knowing! Thanks for taking the time to vote!
Comment by themanof1000voices on January 24, 2011 at 4:26pm

Best of luck to both films in this contest!  I'm familiar with John's "Light of Knowing" project but hadn't heard about "Secession Path" until reading this blog.  It's wonderful to see local talent in the running.  Off to vote...

(PS-  I shot some decent footage in Fredericksburg, VA. a few years back involving a Civil War re-enactment I had a press pass to.  No shortage of rebels that day.  If John is interested, I could probably locate the DV).

Comment by KirkpatrickLaw on January 24, 2011 at 10:34am
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