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

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Casting calls, Exhumed premiere, Screenplay Competition, Networking, discussion and black & White

 November  3rd 2011
Casting RIFC production- "The Chair"

"The Chair," the new Rhode Island Film Collaborative production, is looking for its cast! We have an award winning, absurdist script and will likely be shooting in the Providence area during the second half of November. Positions are unpaid but it looks to be a fun project and a great experience for all. "The Chair" is currently looking to fill the following roles:

Cole: a man between 40-60, a disheveled looking professor type

Vanessa: woman between 40-60, a woman in complete control of her (and her husband's) life

The characters are married, and actors should feel comfortable with rapid, comedic dialogue.

Auditions will be held on Saturday the 5th from 2pm to 6pm at the RIFC HQ at 172 Exchange St, Pawtucket RI (right next to the Gamm Theatre - there will be signs directing you to the correct door). 

Feel free to perform whatever material that you have prepared which highlights your abilities. (Again, it's a dialogue-driven, absurdist comedy piece, so you may wish to take that into consideration when choosing your material) 

Be sure to bring any headshots, resumes or other pertinent materials.  Both union and non-union actors are encouraged to attend.

Semi-finalists announced for RI Screenplay Competition

The RI Film & TV Office and FLICKERS are pleased to announce eleven semi-finalists in the Spotlight on RI Screenplay Competition:


THE ASHES OF ALBION by Peter D. Spameni

THE BIG GAME by Timothy E. Sheridan

THE CALLING by Michael W. Morse

THE DEPRIVED by William J. Mattos

THE FINAL FAREWELL by Jeanpaul Ferro

THE GARDEN GATE by Amy Kalif & Jennifer Eaton

OLD HOSS by Kevin Faria & Duncan Putney

SEEDS OF NATIONS by Michael Ward



ULTRA LIGHT by David Eliet


The field will now be narrowed down to four or five finalists whose work will be submitted for review by our industry judges.


"We congratulate our semi-finalists and wish to thank all those who entered scripts this first year of the Spotlight on Rhode Island Screenplay Competition", said Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film & TV Office. "We are delighted at the response and saw many excellent ideas and concepts. We encourage all writers to continue honing their craft, and we look forward to seeing new and re-worked scripts next year from our very talented pool of RI screenwriters."


"Exhumed" premire

(Providence, RI) - Scorpio Film Releasing, New England's premier genre filmmakers are proud and excited to announce the world premiere of their newest, darkest, most beautifully unsettling feature to date; "Exhumed". It will premiere on Friday  November 11, 2011.
Different from the acclaimed genre fare Scorpio Film Releasing is known for, Exhumed is a terrifying fairytale centered in the repulsive recesses of humanity. Loneliness, solitude, fear and longing lead an unlikely group of housemates to the darkest edges of life and death.
Director Richard Griffin (Nun of That, The Disco Exorcist) says, "Exhumed marks a refreshing alternative to the endless (and needless) sequels, remakes and reboots Hollywood has to offer. I am extremely proud of the quality and originality of the screenplay by Guy Benoit, and the performances are top-notch. Unlike most horror films, you really care for the characters and their plight. I believe audiences will be thrilled at what we've accomplished."
Producer Ted Marr thinks "Exhumed really moves in a different direction for us as a production company. It still delivers as a suspense or horror film, but it is much more in the vein of a psychological horror film like the original Cat People, rather than today's more graphic shockers."
Exhumed stars Sarah Nicklin, Michael Reed, Michael Thurber, Evalena Marie, Rich Tretheway, Jonathan Thomson, and genre legend Debbie Rochon. The film is directed by Richard Griffin, produced by Ted Marr and Kristin Kayala, written by Guy Benoit and photographed by Ken Willinger. 
Exhumed will have its world premiere on Friday November 11th, with showings at 7pm and 9pm at the Orpheum Theater, 1 School St., Foxboro MA. Tickets cost $9.50 at the door.
Running Time: 93 minutes
For Audiences 18 and Up
For more on Exhumed and Scorpio Film Releasing's other films, visit their site at
To view the official trailer:
Casting for RISD & Brown film
Calling all Cougars!

In a film collaboration piece between Brown University and RISD students we are looking for women ranging from their 30's to 60's to play a professor who comedically mistakes a student's poem as a love confession to her, readily and embarrassingly accepting the offer. 


Filming will take place Sunday November 13th from 10am to 1pm.


Please contact our Producer, Alexis Aurigemma at Alexis_Aurigemma@brown.edu


This is not an RIFC production.

Casting for dancers and extras
A local songwriter is filming a music video and needs people to appear in a bar scene dancing in the music video.  This will include a live band performance of two versions of an original song that is rock 'n roll oriented. You will be part of the dance crowd dancing to the songs.  There will be two versions of the song: one is a sports related version intended to be played at the beginning of sporting events. The second uses the same music with dance lyrics. In addition to extras, we are looking for three pairs of dancers to be featured dancing to the song. It does not have to be choreographed, but we need good dancers who can offer moves that reflect the song itself.


If you live within easy reach of Woonsocket, Rhode Island and have availability on Sunday November 13th from 1 to 5 pm, please consider this opportunity. Each extra will need to sign a full release form.  Although there is no payment for participation, you will be fed.  Dancers/extras may also link to the finished music video when it's finished.  This is a non-union shoot.


If interested, please contact us by November 10th at bobjohnson@nailintheroad.com.


This is not an RIFC production.

Rhode Island Film Collaborative
172 Exchange St. Pawtucket, RI
To submit information for distribution, go to www.rifcfilms.com/blast.aspx
In This Issue
Casting - "The Chair"
RI Screenplay competition
Exhumed Premire
Casting RISD & Brown
Casting for dancers & extras
Networking meeting
Black & White Fundraising Party
Discussion Group
19th century costumes needed
Acting classes
Networking Event
Networking Meeting

at Wild Colonial


Tuesday, November 8, 2011


The Wild Colonial

 250 South Water St., Providence


Join the RIFC at the Wild Colonial on 250 South Water St. for our monthly networking meeting.
Talk with other Rhode Island filmmakers, pitch your own projects or join others in theirs.
Black & White Fundraising Party- December 3rd
Upcoming Events


Rhode Island Film Collaborative's Annual RIFC Holiday Black and White Fundraising Party will take place on:
Saturday, December 3rd, 7pm at the Pawtucket Visitor Center,
175 Main Street, Pawtucket. 
The Fundraiser asks participants to wear black and/or white, and this year's theme will be classic Black and White horror.


The evening will be full of surprises, include door prizes, raffle prizes, ongoing footage from classic black & white horror films, games, a great DJ, dancing, food and drinks, and cameo appearances from local film personalities.


Tickets are $20 and available in advance through the RIFC website (www.rifcfilms.com).


RIFC Discussion group meets weekly-
This weeks screening: "Run Lola Run"


The RIFC discussion group will be meeting weekly  to review and discuss different movies. It will meet on

Monday nights, 6:30 - 9:30.
at the Providence Social Club
71 Richmond Street, Providence 

At 6:30, we will play an opening short if you have one you would like to show, let us know. Discuss the short immediately after we will show the feature and discuss.

 The November 7th movie will be Run Lola Run

If you love movies come on down!

There is no charge for this event.


19th Century costumes needed.
RIFC member Karen Iacobo is looking to see if anyone at RIFC has 19th Century costumes for men and women that she can borrow, or perhaps rent at a low rate?
They are close to shooting 'House of Shadows' and are in need of attire for the 19th Century portion of the film.
They will offer in exchange film credit, their company links with logo on their film, company, and FBook sites,
and invitations to screenings and party.

For more information contact Karen at: providencelyceum@cox.net
Upcoming Classes
 Providence Acting Class Open House November 7th

C.O.R.E. A.C.T.I.N.G. Acting Class will host a FREE OPEN HOUSE meet and greet on Monday, November 7th, from 4pm until 9pm at the Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House, 209 Douglas Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island. Potential new students are encouraged to please stop by at any time during the open house to meet the class leader Mike Messier as well as two student mentors. The class is designed for students of all experience levels, with special consideration to those new to acting. Appropriate for ages sixteen and older.

The weekly acting class will begin on November 14th, with two separate class times offered: 4pm - 6pm and 7pm - 9:30pm. Class leader Mike Messier is an experienced acting teacher as well as an award winning filmmaker and TV show host who has also acted alongside Wesley Snipes, Cybill Shepherd, Mario Van Peebles. Contact: mikemessiershow@gmail.com

 for further information.

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