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The Refilmery Series takes you behind the scenes to discover the process and strategies that filmmakers and creative people employ in their work.

Each week a filmmaker reveals their career challenges, latest projects, and creative triumphs.

Hosted by David Joshua Ford, executive director of New York production company Refilmery.

Subscribe to "Refilmery Series" in iTunes, Google Play & Stitcher, and receive discounts to our live screenings in New York by joining the film community mailing list at http://Refilmery.com/Series.

Refilmery Series | Creative Leaders of Films, Brands, and Video Refilmery

    • TV & Film

The Refilmery Series takes you behind the scenes to discover the process and strategies that filmmakers and creative people employ in their work.

Each week a filmmaker reveals their career challenges, latest projects, and creative triumphs.

Hosted by David Joshua Ford, executive director of New York production company Refilmery.

Subscribe to "Refilmery Series" in iTunes, Google Play & Stitcher, and receive discounts to our live screenings in New York by joining the film community mailing list at http://Refilmery.com/Series.

    17 Graham Hill, Creative Director

    17 Graham Hill, Creative Director

    Today’s guest is Graham Hill, Freelance Creative Director at the agency HUSH.

    With over thirteen years experience spanning film titles, branding, book design, large-scale interactive installations, music videos, and commercials, Graham is as comfortable in the director's chair as he is kerning logotypes. No matter the project, his approach remains the same—find the core of the problem and create a visceral, visually compelling solution touching both the heart and the brain.

    Graham dropped by Refilmery to share with us his experience executing interactive installations. We talk about his “flat” leadership hierarchy and how that influences the process. He tells us how to stay “on brand” to deliver a compelling story while also meeting the needs of the campaign, and he also shares strategies of how to bring together the various personalities of your creative team.

    We also discuss personal branding - when you have so much varied creative content on your reel, how do you curate what you present when networking with clients and on your website? Do you include everything? Or only the projects that reflect the direction you want to take your career?

    About Graham Hill

    Graham’s work has been recognized by the AIGA, promaxBDA, Stash DVD Magazine, Output Magazine, metropolis, Interview Magazine, Creativity Online, FWA, as well as numerous books and websites. He’s also been a guest critic at SVA and Pratt Institute and has spoken at conferences around the world.

    Additionally, he has no sense of humor.


    About Refilmery

    Welcome to Refilmery! We are a brand film production company in New York and each week we turn the mic on our fellow creatives and the brand leaders that we produce films for, to find out why they make their films, and how they use storytelling to reach their audiences.

    We’ve created this monthly Series of film screenings, networking events, parties, and production workshops in New York to help connect you with the people and the ideas you need to bring your own story to life. So visit http://Refilmery.com/Series to join our mailing list and we will keep you up to date on our events.

    Also if you enjoyed today’s show, you can help spread the word by sharing it with a friend. Get them to subscribe by searching “Refilmery” in iTunes or Google.

    Today’s show was curated by Gabrielle Chang. Production management by Francesca Rimi, Lauren Sagnella, and production assistance by Yinnan Shen. Theme music by Julian Bell. Produced by http://Refilmery.com. Hosted by David Joshua Ford.

    • 31 min
    16 Marc Meyers, Director Of How He Fell In Love

    16 Marc Meyers, Director Of How He Fell In Love

    Travis (Matt McGorry) is a struggling young musician, who crosses paths with Ellen (Amy Hargreaves) an older, married yoga instructor in the process of adopting a child.

    Travis and Ellen begin an affair that slowly deepens into something more intimate and profound.

    As their encounters continue, Travis must face the consequences of infidelity while Ellen is confronted with her crumbling marriage.

    This is director Marc Meyer’s third narrative feature. Marc lives with his wife and producing partner Jody Girgenti and their daughter in Brooklyn.

    He joins me on today’s episode of the Refilmery Series to discuss:

    • How to create a safe and trusting environment when directing actors for closed-set sex scenes
    • The magic of storytelling through film through the collision of actors and camera.
    • How Marc creates scenes and characters that are true to life
    • How to improve your drama writing skills so that you’re not just telling your own story or getting in the way of your own work.

    This is director Marc Meyer’s, live from the Refilmery Series in Soho New York.

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    At Refilmery, we believe that everyone has the ability to tell their own story.

    That’s why we’ve created this monthly Series of film screenings, networking events, parties, and production workshops in New York to help connect you with the people and the ideas you need to bring your own story to life.

    So visit Refilmery.com/Series to join our mailing list and we will keep you up to date on our events.

    Also if you enjoyed today’s show, you can help spread the word by sharing it with a friend. Get them to subscribe by searching “Refilmery” in iTunes or Google.

    Today’s show was curated by Thi Ho. Graphics and production management by Francesca Rimi, and production assistance by Lauren Sagnella and Yinnan Shen. Theme music by Julian Bell. Produced by Refilmery.com. Hosted by David Joshua Ford.

    • 33 min
    15 Brandon Li, Filmmaker And Global Nomad

    15 Brandon Li, Filmmaker And Global Nomad

    Today we’re speaking with Brandon Li – a travel filmmaker and global nomad.

    Brandon has the ability to dive beneath the layers of a destination, taking you off the streets and public areas and into the private lives of its inhabitants.

    He uses camera movement and invisible edits to maintain seamless transitions between spaces, themes, and moods.

    The quality of his films have been recognized with numerous coveted Vimeo Staff Picks.

    I’m dialing in long distance to ask him about how it feels to live a permanently nomadic lifestyle, the curiosity he has discovering the world through a lens, and how filmmaking has helped him grow as a person.

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    At Refilmery, we believe that everyone has the ability to tell their own story.

    That’s why we’ve created this monthly Series of film screenings, networking events, parties, and production workshops in New York to help connect you with the people and the ideas you need to bring your own story to life.

    So visit Refilmery.com/Series to join our mailing list and we will keep you up to date on our events.

    Also if you enjoyed today’s show, you can help spread the word by sharing it with a friend. Get them to subscribe by searching “Refilmery” in iTunes or Google.

    Today’s show was curated by Thi Ho. Produced by Refilmery.com; hosted by David Joshua Ford.

    • 35 min
    14 Lauren Brady, Independent Film Producer

    14 Lauren Brady, Independent Film Producer

    Does starting a craft early in your childhood make you a better creative later on in life?

    In today’s episode, we learn about the career path of Lauren Brady, the producer of films like Jane Wants A Boyfriend, Live Cargo, and Women Who Kill.

    She has a range of filmmaking experience, from short and feature films, to commercials, documentary, and Reality TV. She’s currently a producer at VOX Creative.

    We discuss her pathway from directing at film school, producing branded content, putting the perfect team together, and the process of writing.

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    The Refilmery Series takes you behind the scenes to discover the process and strategies that filmmakers and creative people employ in their work.

    The show is recorded at our live event in New York at WeWork SoHo West – the perfect venue to meet fellow creatives and movie buffs. The intimate venue means you’ll actually get to meet the filmmaker.

    Join us in person and you’ll receive complimentary beer and popcorn and get to see the film on the big screen. Visit http://Refilmery.com/Series for upcoming events.

    If you enjoyed today’s show, you can help spread the word by sharing it with a friend. Get them to subscribe in iTunes or Google Play by searching “Refilmery Series”.

    Today’s show was produced by the Refilmery Team: Francesca Rimi, Lauren Sagnella, Thi Ho, Yinnan Shen, Gabrielle Chang and Paul Doust. Produced by Refilmery.com; curated and hosted by David Joshua Ford.

    • 36 min
    13 Brandon Roots, Cinematographer Of King Jack

    13 Brandon Roots, Cinematographer Of King Jack

    What elements of cinematography do you need to create a great film? In today’s episode, we chat with Brandon Roots, the cinematographer of King Jack, to learn about his methods and what he discovered while making the film.

    We also discuss:

    • Brandon’s ongoing collaboration with the film’s director and writer, Felix Thompson,
    • How a DP balances commercial work and feature films,
    • How Brandon’s visual arts background influences his film work

    King Jack is a drama depicting a life-changing summer weekend of a scrappy fifteen year-old kid. Trapped in a violent feud with a cruel older bully, Jack’s got all the problems he can handle.

    So when Jack’s aunt falls ill and his runty younger cousin must stay with him for the weekend, the last thing Jack wants to do is look after him.

    King Jack is a tough and tender coming of age story about friendship and finding happiness in rough surroundings.

    CAST
    Charlie Plummer ... Jack
    Cory Nichols … Ben
    Christian Madsen … Tom
    Danny Flaherty … Shane
    Erin Davie … Karen
    Chloe Levine … Holly

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    The Refilmery Series takes you behind the scenes to discover the process and strategies that filmmakers and creative people employ in their work.

    The show is recorded at our live event in New York at WeWork SoHo West – the perfect venue to meet fellow creatives and movie buffs.

    Join us in person and you’ll receive complimentary beer and popcorn and get to see the film on the big screen. The intimate venue means you’ll actually get to meet the filmmaker.

    Register for our free community mailing list at http://Refilmery.com/join and we will keep you up to date!

    If you enjoyed today’s show, you can help spread the word by sharing it with a friend. Get them to subscribe in iTunes or Google Play by searching “Refilmery Series”.

    Today’s show was produced by the Refilmery Team - a shoutout to Francesca Rimi, Lauren Sagnella, Thi Ho, Yinnan Shen, Gabrielle Chang and Paul Doust. Produced by Refilmery.com; curated and hosted by David Joshua Ford.

    • 28 min

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