“24 in 21” 24 frames in the 21st Century is a 6 part lecture series that I produced to talk about Film and Independent film production in the San Francisco Bay Area. This clip is filmed at Community TV focused on Independent Film.
Series explores the film industry of Santa Cruz County
Could a thriving film industry take root in Santa Cruz County?
With a number of writers, filmmakers and digital technicians living in the county, and such facilities as the Digital Media Factory offering up the resources, the question doesn’t seem so outlandish.
A future for film in Santa Cruz County is the focus of a series of events to take place in and around Santa Cruz next week. The series, titled “24 Frames in the 21st Century,” features seven events in six days, from panel discussions on the business of film and media to screenings of local made films.
“It’s a way for us to find what are the issues involved in getting this established here,” said the event’s coordinator Kirby Scudder.
The series takes place just a couple of weeks after a Los Angeles-based production team came to Santa Cruz to shoot the film “Of Men and Mavericks.” “I think with that fresh in everyone’s mind,” said Marty Collins, the founder of the Digital Media Factory, “it’s a good time to do it.”
The series will include:
SATURDAY – A screening of “Everything Which is … Yes,” the story of filmmaker David Hoffman’s coping of losing his home in the 2008 Bonny Doon fire. Hoffman and filmmaker John Vincent Barret will be on hand to discuss the film with Nina Simon, the director of the Museum of Art & History. The event takes place at the MAH at 3:15 p.m.
SATURDAY – “The Business of Film and Media Production,” featuring panelists Marty Collins of the Digital Media Factory, filmmaker Eric Thiermann, director John Carney and co-founder of Tam Communications Tam Fraser. Moderating will be Irene Tsouprake of TEDx Santa Cruz, at the Digital Media Factory at 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY – “Open Projection Night” features shorts of 10 minutes or less by local filmmakers, presented by Beth Gummere of the Santa Cruz Film Festival at the Crepe Place. 6 p.m.
MONDAY – “The New Storytellers” features the Palo Alto Film Festival’s Alf Secombe, the Santa Cruz Film Festival’s Beth Gummere, the Bodega Bay Film Festival’s Kirk and Pamela Demorest, the Pacific Rim Film Festival’s Denise Vivar and Community TV’s Emery Hudson. Moderated by Mark Halfmoon at Community TV, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY – “Inspired by California,” the documentary by Kirby Scudder, presented by Art du Jour’s Christine Currie at Art du Jour, 5:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY – “Charting New Waters and Grinding New Ground,” action sports films by local filmmakers, with panelists Rocky Romano, Kyle Thiermann, Kyle Buthman. Moderated by Danny Keith of Santa Cruz Skate & Surf at the Robert Blitzer Gallery, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY – “Contemporary Film Making,” a panel including filmmaker Ray Sumser, Santa Cruz Film Festival’s Beth Gummere and Julian Soler, filmmaker David Hoffman and actor/ filmmaker Ralph Peduto. Moderated by Kirby Scudder at the Tannery Arts Center, 7 p.m.