Tag Archives: Garden State Film Festival

Filmmaker Chris Vaglio: Producer of “The White Spruce”

Comedian and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin famously said, “All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.” Filmmaker Chris Vaglio of Grey Sky Films and his crew of creatives didn’t have a policeman or … Continue reading

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Filmmaker & US Navy Veteran Howard Kuker: Producer/Writer of “22 a Day No Way”

Quote from Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work … Continue reading

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NJ Filmmaker Michael L. Boylan: Writer & Director of “The Radio”

“I just had a crazy, wild imagination all my life, and science fiction is the greatest outlet for me,” says Director and Master Storyteller Steven Spielberg. It seems that Filmmaker Michael L. Boylan, owner of Pennant Films, might be channeling … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Drew Bolognini of Quick4 Productions

“Open the pod bay doors please, HAL,” requested Keir Dullea’s character in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. One of the many great things about movies is that they provide us with some memorable lines that live on forever … Continue reading

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Filmmakers Phil Falcone & John De Meo – Co Producers of “Joe’s War”

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle,” affirmed Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing, US Army Commander of American Forces in World War I. Many people feel that statement holds true today, but what happens when … Continue reading

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Filmmakers Porter Farrell & Adam Dietrich of the Award Winning Movie “Windsor”

“A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant, and a bastard,” proclaimed filmmaker William Wilder who was also a screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist. Wilder is one of only five people to have won Academy Awards … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Michael L. Boylan: Writer & Director of “The Radio”

“We don’t make movies to make money; we make money to make more movies,” stated Walt Disney. This quote positively defines the bold spirit of independent filmmakers and most other creative individuals as well. Creative types, and I’m one of … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Vito LaBruno — Writer & Director of The Last American Guido

Every filmmaker has a unique story and Jersey City Police Officer Vito LaBruno is no exception. I met Vito at the screening of The Last American Guido during this year’s Garden State Film Festival. The reason I originally planned to … Continue reading

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Antoinette Hadgis — Aspiring NJ Filmmaker

On Part 3 of my series on NJ Filmmakers, we met Antoinette Hadgis (aka Toni) who is an aspiring filmmaker. Toni didn’t grow up with a creative family in the traditional sense, but she was fortunate to have been exposed … Continue reading

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Diane Raver — Executive Director of Garden State Film Festival

The Shore Must Go On! That’s the theme of the April 4th benefit for the Garden State Film Festival. So bring your favorite hometown hero, EMT, fireman, police officer, or anyone else who was instrumental in making a difference during … Continue reading

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