A Filmmaker is Born: How the Power of One Immigrant’s Story Inspired a Musician to Go Visual

A Filmmaker is Born: How the Power of One Immigrant’s Story Inspired a Musician to Go Visual

Filmmakers create great stories every day. But once in a while, a truly great story will create a filmmaker. Such was the case with Patricia Shih and her debut film, Undocumented. The inspiring documentary, which was screened on March 16th at the Queens World Film Festival as part of NYWIFT’s Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories series, showcases the realization of the American Dream through the unique story of undocumented-immigrant-turned-successful-cardiac surgeon, Dr. Harold Fernandez. Continue reading A Filmmaker is Born: How the Power of One Immigrant’s Story Inspired a Musician to Go Visual

11 Things I Learned While Producing My First Short Film

11 Things I Learned While Producing My First Short Film

Actor and writer Katrina Medoff took on a third role – producer – for the first time with the short film Lovestuck, which premieres Sunday, March 19th at the Queens World Film Festival. She shares her top takeaways from the experience. Continue reading 11 Things I Learned While Producing My First Short Film

She Said, She Said: Denise Rogers, Cait Johnston and Sarah Elisabeth Brown

She Said, She Said: Denise Rogers, Cait Johnston and Sarah Elisabeth Brown

NYWIFT members Denise Rogers, Cait Johnston and Sarah Elisabeth Brown discuss the NYWIFT New Works Lab affinity group, which brings together actors, writers and directors to collaborate on readings throughout the year. Hear how they developed their stories, and how their involvement in NYWIFT helped them take those stories to the next level. Continue reading She Said, She Said: Denise Rogers, Cait Johnston and Sarah Elisabeth Brown