Journeys, Indie Film to be Shot in Milford in the Fall of 2017
Portland, Oregon - Olive Gallagher, a native of Milford, president/CEO of Moonlight Man Productions, an indie film and television production company, and the screenwriter/director/producer of Journeys, an indie feature set for principal photography in Milford, PA in September 2017, announced today that Laila Robins and James Morrison are attached to the film in the feature roles of Olive and Adalbert Hardwell.
“Once Laila read the script and felt compelled to play the role of Olive, she sent the script to her dear colleague, James Morrison, who, in turn, decided he simply had to be a part of things, too,” revealed Gallagher. “Today, their ongoing enthusiasm and generosity has been a game-changer for Journeys and created a momentum that is carrying us forward.”
Journeys takes place in 1949 in Milford, PA and is based on a true story about Gallagher’s father, the late Sidney L. Krawitz, a highly respected attorney and past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a penniless woman named Olive who came to him to borrow twenty-five dollars to bury her husband because she heard Sid was “an easy touch.”
Laila Robins was most recently seen in Season 2 of the TNT series Murder In The First and Showtime’s Homeland as Martha Boyd, the smart no-nonsense US ambassador to Pakistan. She’s appeared in many films including Side Effects, Blumenthal, Concussion, Multiple Sarcasms, The Good Shepherd, An Innocent Man, Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael, True Crime and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
An actor of 40 plus years, James Morrison appeared in Catch Me If You Can, I Am I, Jarhead, The One, The Jazz Funeral (an official selection of Dances With Films festival in L.A.), Raspberry Magic, Falling Down, Abilene, and Wilderness Survival for Girls.
2016 Greater Erie Film Office Short Film Competition
The Greater Erie Film Office (GEFO), a program of the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (FSNWPA) 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and Greater Erie Arts Rental at PSU Behrend are proud to announce the second part of their 2016 competition. Open to all Pennsylvania residents.
Short Film Competition entrants will use “This is How a Road Gets Made”, the winning script from the Short Screenplay Competition, to create innovative, thought-provoking films that explore the theme of immigration. Although working from the same script, each entrant should draw from his or her own interpretation and produce striking and original work that will impress the judges. The short film should be recognizably adapted from the screenplay, showing deference to the work of the winning screenwriter, while being its own creation.
This is How a Road Gets Made, by Kalli Oberlander, an adolescent girl and her younger brother struggle to fit in as newcomers in the United States while coping with the horrific past they fight to leave behind. Submissions are due by October 31st, 2016. Click here for the application form and complete details.
2016 Short Spooky Film Festival
The 2016 Short Spooky film festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 at the Cooperage Project in Honesdale, PA. For submission information and details download the form located here.
Eastern PA Indie Film Guide
Hoops & Brown Publishes the Eastern Pennsylvania Independent Film Guide as well as one specific to the Lehigh Valley. To get your free copy of the guides or for additional information on shooting in Eastern Pennsylvania, please visit the links below:
There are several internships available year round in Theater Arts and Video Production. The Film Commission also has several unpaid internship positions open and will work with colleges to fulfill requirements for course or internship credits. Email the Pocono Film Commission for more information.
Intern work experience includes, cataloging locations, marketing to the film industry, video production work, and working with film projects that shoot in the Pocono Region. Must be 18 and have a valid driver's license and car..