With the aim to provide aspiring filmmakers a better understanding of the film language as well as the filmmaking process, the Movies At The Mill Easton (MME) film festival presents Film Lab. Film Lab is an intense workshop where aspiring filmmakers are given the support necessary to enhance the quality of their films.
MME receives several submissions each year; and while the submitting filmmakers are all different, they each share a common goal of realizing their film's full potential. Many of the submissions do achieve this yet, there are others that can truly benefit from being "workshopped". Through the MME submission process, one film is identified and invited to Film Lab each year. Working with industry professionals, the selected filmmaker is able to enhance his or her film in areas such as the film's editing, sound design, music, color grading, mixing and even additional photography if necessary.
World renowned post production facility, Technicolor Post Works New York, has partnered with Film Lab in our effort to give independent filmmakers the support they need.
Working with all of the major studios on the biggest projects in the film industry, Technicolor Post Works New York is on the cutting edge of trends and applications in post production. The company's willingness to share that experience with aspiring filmmakers speaks volumes of its commitment to the education and support of the independent filmmaking community.
“Technicolor PostWorks is proud to support the Movies At The Mill Easton Film Festival and the independent filmmakers who contribute their creativity and energy to this exciting event. We love working with emerging talent to achieve the final look and feel that they always envisioned for their film” says Ben Murray, Technicolor Postworks New York's VP of Creative Services.
FILM LAB 2015 FILMMAKER:
Jaccii Farris is an Emmy Award Winning Journalist and President of Julian Farris Films. Jaccii’s documentaries, Rhoads Opera House Fire; The Legacy of a Tragedy, Aftershocks: Earthquake in Haiti and Timebomb: Allentown Gas Explosion were honored with Emmy Nominations for Best Documentary. Jaccii also works as a News Reporter and Docujournalist for WFMZ TV in Allentown Pennsylvania. Julian Farris Films features an award winning team including Producer Amy Unger, Writer Lisa Gotto, Production Manager Meg Reese and Cinematographers Tim Cox and Andrew Goodwin.
Farris' film, Mayo Girl, was invited to Film Lab after screening at the 2014 installment of Movies At The Mill Easton. With her documentary, Letters To Frieda, up for Emmy consideration and the upcoming screening of her newly polished Film Lab film, 2015 is off to a great start for this indie filmmaker and her team at Julian Farris Films.
MAYO GIRL is about Sophie. She’s smart. She’s successful. She’s attractive.
So why is she such a flop in the romance department?
Because she’s also mastered the art of playing it safe. In fact, Sophie is as predictable as her lunchtime staple: plain chicken sandwich. "Hold the mayo". Every. Single. Time. Her best friend, Jill, isn’t shy about sharing her feelings on the issue, and she’s hatched a plan to help Sophie land a man.