Return to Sci-Fi: My Favourites

Lately my brain has been in overdrive, flooded with the memories of good times and favourite episodes, as the announcement of the return of the X-Files in miniseries sinks in and totally rocks my world, it’s been a little hard to focus on anything because, “I Want to Believe”! I’m not sure I would call…

Journalism in the Movies

I’ve been thinking about journalism.  Not the kind of super soft, barely there pseudo-journalism I do for my blog or the kind you find in the “listicles” ubiquitous on Twitter and Facebook, but the kind of real journalism that we go to newspapers and other credible news outlets for.  To be a little more specific…

Interview with Alberta Chu of AskLabs

Innovative, engaging, entrepreneurial…. cool… these are the words that ran through my head as I settled down at a table in Flour in the South End with Alberta Chu, on a wet Thursday afternoon.   Alberta Chu is the Producer, Writer and founder of Asklabs, a documentary film company based out of Boston’s South End…

Living in the post #Sharknado Aftermath

When I imagine the thought process that went into developing the idea for a movie like “Sharknado,” I like to imagine that it happened in one of two ridiculous ways 1) It was an early morning half drunken last minute pitch by a 20-something PA after an all night bender playing darts at a dive…

Bending Steel: Professional Filmmaking in the new DIY Age

A cinematographer and director Ryan Scafuro presented his Nerd Nite talk, “Bending Steel: Professional Filmmaking in the New DIY Age,” at the Oberon Theatre in Harvard Square, as the second part of a special Nerd Nite on September 24th. Scafuro who usually works in commercials and on The Daily Show explained that life as a…