The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) for the first time ever AIFF introduces Conversations with Indie Filmmakers, a collaboration with Arlington Community Media, Inc. (ACMI). Conversations is a bi-monthly series of interviews with Indie Filmmakers. The purpose of this series is to offer insight into the creative world of filmmaking and share the personal journey of a filmmaker in making and producing a film.
These conversations are intended to empower the indie filmmaking community, create platform for sharing experience and knowledge… the insider’s world of the do’s and don’ts of producing a film about scripting, writing, casting, directing, lighting, etc.
AIFF is pleased to announce the first of these Conversations will be with filmmaker, Rick Beyer hosted by John Rule, of Rule Boston Camera.
Rick Beyer is a New York Times best-selling author, an award-winning documentary producer, and a long-time history enthusiast. His new book Rivals Unto Death: Hamilton and Burr will be published in February 2017 by Hachette books. His independent documentary The Ghost Army, premiered on PBS in 2013, and won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. It tells the story of an extraordinary WWII unit that used creativity and illusion to fool the Germans. He also has co-authored a bestselling book on the unit. Rick has produced numerous other documentaries and is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told series. of history books. He has curated museum exhibits relating to World War II and the American Revolution. He has also made numerous media appearances, and frequently speaks to audiences on subjects that include innovation, filmmaking, and the quirky tales that make history come alive. He is an adjunct faculty member in the communications department of Lasell College.
John Rule is CEO of Rule Boston Camera. Founded in 1990, Rule Boston Camera provides production companies, broadcast and cable networks, and independent producers with the film, video, and audio equipment and know-how they need for their most critical projects. Their stellar reputation reflects the expertise of its staff; comprehensive service, which extends from equipment-related production planning through installation and tech support; and the quality and capabilities of the professional-grade equipment we rent and sell.
Filmmaking is more than just getting a camera rolling and capturing a subject. It embraces many aspects of the arts and can include music, dance, theater, staging/carpentry, storytelling/poetry, the fine arts, photography, drawing/animation and puppetry. Our goal with Conversations is to engage the arts across all spectrums. We hope you tune-in to this program, whether you are a seasoned filmmaker, an aspiring filmmaker or an appreciative audience of creative film!