RIFC - Rhode Island Film Collaborative - Independent Films and Filmmakers in RI

Filmaking Through Community


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

SENE April 6-10, Doc group, GoLocalProv features RIFC, Networking, Body of Proof and Thanks.

RIFC masthead
 April 4, 2011
SENE, April 6-10

The 3rd Annual Southern New England Film, Music & Arts Festival is April 6-10, bringing 14 artist,8 music and poetry performances, and 70 short and full-length movies to Pawtucket and Providence.

The SENE festival kicks off Wednesday with an opening night party from 6-11 pm at Peace Love Studios,200 Main Street, Unit 3, Pawtiucket.  Featuring artists reception, live folk and eclectic music, an art exhibit, and festival film previews.  Admission is $10 (free to SENE members).


Screenings from RI Filmmakers:

On Thursday April 7, at 4pm at the Cable Car Cinema "Thinking Through the Drink".

The encore presentation of 5 short films produced by graduates of the Rhode Island Film Collaborative "Introduction to Video Production" educational program - films include a range of genres and deal with the very important subject of drunk driving awareness.

Followed by the premiere of a special "behind the scenes" documentary produced by
Breaking Branches Pictures.

The entire program is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation Office on Highway Safety and the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center and is sponsored by the SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival. Special thanks to Toni-Ann Baker of
Two Sisters Productions for creating this unique new program.


Regional Shorts (RI, CT, MA) | Saturday, April 9 | 5:30 PM | Chace Center

Rhode Island: A Great Place To Get Lost
USA, 2010, 3 mins.
Director Ryan Vemmer in attendance

This short portrays the misadventures of an ill-prepared father and daughter trying to find their way to a birthday party, though they haven't the slightest idea where it is taking place. The director, with his small band of support crew (his family), created this little movie for the Why RI? video contest sponsored by Leadership Rhode Island www.whyrivideo.com

The Phantom Pervert of Poquamuck
USA, 2010, 16 mins.
Director Alec Asten, producer/writer James Cimalore, producer Judith Nutkis in attendance

Late one summer night, a clumsy swamp Yankee runs into the mysterious "Phantom Pervert" of Poquamuck.

Bird Talk
USA, 2010, 27 mins.
Director Richard Griffin, producer Ted Marr, writer Jennifer Scharf in attendance

A failed real estate agent turned self-proclaimed bird expert and radio personality under the call name "Twitcher" ruining lives, one caller at a time.

There She Is...
USA, 2010, 19 mins.
Director Jenn Dlugos and producer Andrea Henry in attendance

Everyone has a one crazy dream. There She Is tells the story of one woman's quest to win the Mrs. Massachusetts beauty pageant.




Details at senefest.com.
Feature in GoLocalProv:
Rhode Island Film Collaborative & RIPTA work together on community film

It may not have appeared to be a match made in heaven, but RIPTA showed its creative flair this week when a crew of more than 60 volunteers jumped on board local buses to film a short, the winner of Rhode Island Film Collaborative's screenplay contest.

And it was smooth riding.

In true community filmmaking style, the collaboration between filmmakers and public transportion professionals set the stage for the final scenes of the short film, The Perfect Day For A Picnic.

A day, a bus, a driver

RIPTA's generous donation and allowance of on-site filming included a full-day, exclusive access to a RIPTA bus and driver. "Although this is a short film, there are some challenging scenes involving multiple locations and extras," said writer/director Bob Lucas. "A special thanks goes out to the people at RIPTA who provided us with their support for one of the more complicated scenes."

And to  make the event a truly Rhode Island one, the more than 40 volunteer extras portraying the bus's passengers enjoyed lunch donated by Geoff's Superlative Sandwiches of Providence.

Picnic stars Michael A. LoCicero of the Rhode Island-based film Sleather and is a visually-driven, surrealist drama. The film is being produced and funded by the RIFC, comprised of a network of industry professionals, students and hobbyists that come together to foster the growth of the independent film community. The RIFC, whose motto is "Filmmaking through Community" have worked with many local organizations, including RIPTA, to help local filmmakers continue and finish their projects.

"I just want to make something that everyone involved will be proud of," Lucas said.

Exile Movies and TSL Productions are looking for extras for the feature film "smalltown" 


Looking for women 18 - 50, all types, for walk-on roles in the film smalltown.


This is not your typical walk-on part.  You will be heavily featured in the film and may be asked to say a line, beat somebody up, flirt with the camera or have a dramatic death scene. You will be playing a prostitute and should feel comfortable wearing the appropriate costume. 


This is for an independent film and is not exploitative.  (In other words, although the film deals with sensitive matters, this is a very safe and comfortable working environment and you will be treated with respect and not asked to do anything that makes you remotely uncomfortable).


The scenes will be shot on Sunday April 17th and Monday April 18th.  Women are needed for either, or preferably, both days. 


Also looking for men 35 -55.


And young men 18 - 35 to play crackheads.


This is unpaid other than copy, credit and food.  It will be good fun.


For more information contact: Todd LeComte at: tslecomte@yahoo.com

Special Thanks to:

 David Weindel: For the folding field production bench and all the awesome camera and lavolier equipment he's donated for use at the actors' labs.


 Mary DeBerry: for the props, decorations and lamp now sparkling up our HQ


 Bob Jaffe: for the huge collection of movie posters and overall support of our new space


Mark Tully: for the vintage editing station (we're talking, like 1950's splicing equipment), which is an awesome conversation piece.


 Mike Ryan: For the Panasonic DVX 100b now available to workshops and classes, and for the MacMini editing station that will be available to the same.

Rhode Island Film Collaborative
172 Exchange St. Pawtucket, RI
To submit information for distribution, go to www.rifcfilms.com/blast.aspx
In This Issue
RIFC featured in GoLocalProv
Extras needed
Special Thanks
Documentary Group
Networking Meeting
Upcoming Classes
Save the Date
Congrats to Body of Proof
Documentary Group


Meets this Thursday,
April 7
at 7 pm
RIFC offices
172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket
3rd floor.
for more information contact
David Eliet at david.eliet@gmail.com
Networking Meeting



April 12, 2011

7:00 pm

At the Wild Colonial

250 South Water Street, Providence

Come meet other members of the RI Film Collaborative and share ideas, find out about upcoming productions, events and what is going on with your fellow independent filmmakers.


We look forward to seeing you there!

There is no charge for this event.
Upcoming Classes-Auditioning and Acting in Front of the Camera with Carolyn Pickman

Tuesdays, April 12 - May 3 2011

6:30 - 9:00


RIFC, 172 Exchange St. Pawtucket



Instructor Carolyn Pickman Guest Instructor Michael Corrente



Price: $189 until April 2nd $209 after that

Description This course addresses the question, "How do I give an exceptional audition?"





Get the call back, book the job - or just learn to work the camera like a pro. Practice and insightful coaching are the keys to improving your ability to work with the camera, and your comfort with it.

Carolyn Pickman brings actual audition material from television commercials, corporate videos, and film scripts. Participants will be videotaped in a mock audition setting at each class. Students will review the videos and learn to prepare, and adjust their performances for the camera, take direction, and learn tricks of the trade - both in auditioning successfully, and in effectively conveying character and presence through the lens of the camera.

Carolyn walks you through auditioning step-by-step, pointing out the pitfalls to avoid and giving an insider's view on what industry pros look for. Students are welcome to repeat this course - different material is always added.


To sign up, go to: rifcfilms.com/education








Save the Date
for the
48Hr Film Project
July 15-17, 2011 



More information coming soon!

Congratulations to
Body of Proof 


Great news! The ABC TV drama BODY OF PROOF, filmed entirely in Rhode Island, won its 10:00 PM time slot with a 16% ratings share. CBS snared 13% and NBC captured 5% of viewers.


Congratulations to the cast, crew, network and all talents involved with the BODY OF PROOF series.




Watch it every Tuesday night at 10 pm on ABC!

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