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Montana Film News March 23 – March 30

MFO-News-LogoSaturday March 23, 2014/Sunday March 24, 2014

Billings nabs another film project
The MissoulianMar 22, 2014
BILLINGS – Excitement is building in Billings where scenes from the horror film “A Writer’s Ghost” are being shot. Even cooler is the fact that filmmakers are 


Group retracing trek of wandering Oregon wolf OR-7
Ravalli Republic
Using traditional storytelling, real-time multimedia blogging, time-lapse photography and a documentary film, they hope to offer new insights into what the spread 

MonTEC provides support and resources while helping
Helena Independent Record
MISSOULA — Paige Williams’ basement wasn’t conducive to working with a team to create a new company. Last July, just a few months after starting Film Spur, 

Jeff Bridges joins gov on tour to fight childhood hunger
Helena Independent Record
“You’ve gone too far,” he quipped, which got a hearty laugh out of the entourage of nearly 100 people — the governor’s staff, a documentary film crew, YMCA 

Monday March 25, 2014

Film student rewinds Montana history for short film
KXLF Butte News
“This film has gone beyond my expectations,” she said. “I knew it would be a little tricky doing a period piece, but we really pulled off the authenticity of it and it’s 

UM brings people together through international cuisine for 23rd year
The Missoulian
This year, the festival also began a partnership with the Montana International Children’s Film Festival, showing short films from around the world specifically 

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Young Dubliners to return for Celtic Festival Missoula
The Missoulian
Drawing from Irish melodies, jigs and reels, and themes from Rigler’s film and television work, the duo produce “a hearing-is-believing sonic experience.”.

Community members earn honors at Missoula Cultural Council’s ...
The Missoulian
MCAT has also become a resource and educational center for youth projects, such as summer camps, a high school film contest, and a new media academy at …

Roy W. Dean Spring Grant Now Accepting Applications
The Roy W. Dean Spring grant is now soliciting applications for unfinished or proposed documentaries, short films, and features that are “unique and contribute to society.” The winner of the grant will receive $2,000 in cash and nearly $30,000 in film services, goods, and support to complete their project.
Services and goods included in the $30,000 of support include time from editors, colorists, and legal teams, as well as goods from G-Technology, Abelcine Tech NY, Nice Shoes, and Edgewise Media.

All applicants will also receive a consultation with Carole Dean, head of the non-profit grant sponsor, From The Heart Productions.
For more information you can go to or email her at

Montana film “Intervals” Launches Indiegogo campaign
Montana filmmaker Tom Stagg has launched an Indiegogo campaign to assist with brining his latest project to life.

The shot entitled, “Intervals”, tells the true story of a piano tuner who was able to bring one of this lifelong clients, a gifted pianist with dementia, out of the mental haze that was her daily life and into moments of genuine connection through the power of a piano.

The film is slated to begin production in just under a week and is seeking funds for both shooting and post-production.

More information can be found on the film’s social channels and sites:


The Sandy Animator and Crew Make International Animation Festival Cut
Corrie Francis Parks, a Big Sky filmmaker better known as “The Sandy Animator”, and a team of HATCH alumni have had their collaborative short “Hatch” accepted into the Annecy Film Festival in Berlin this June.

Born out of the most recent HATCH experience in Bozeman, Mont. the short highlights Parks’ characteristic sand-and-light box animation technique scored to music by award-winning composer, Phillip Sheppard (“In the Shadow of the Moon”) and edited by Bozeman designer Jesse Barney.

More information about the festival acceptance and other films in the category may be found at:

“Hatch” as well as Parks’ other works (including her last year’s Annecy selection, “A Tangled Tale”) may be viewed on her Vimeo page.

Thursday March 27, 2014

X-Files west
Missoula Independent
The official description for the film calls it a “1980s-style contemporary western in which a guitar-playing drifter helps a rancher’s granddaughter …

Elvis comes to life in Bigfork
Daily Inter Lake
… his new movie “The Identical.” The film stars Pelton (known as actor Blake Rayne for the role), Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta, Seth Green and Joe Pantoliano.

MSU students’ works selected for national electronic music festival
Montana State University
Students develop skills in areas including acoustic and electro-acoustic music composition and theory, recording, sound synthesis, sound design for film and …

Friday March 28, 2014

The Missoulian
“Falcon Song” (not yet reviewed) – A guitar-playing drifter helps a rancher’s granddaughter find her true calling against the backdrop of a land war in this film …

‘Out of the Studio’ films musicians playing outdoors
The Missoulian
Last winter, Kier Atherton began producing a short film series called “Out of the Studio,” which seems like an outdoorsy answer to All Songs Considered’s “Tiny …

West up for Montana Tourism ‘film-friendly’ award
West Yellowstone News
While Buick shot in the Bozeman area, and Toyota in Big Sky, Hyundai turned to West Yellowstone, according to the Montana Film Office, a division of the …

Montana filmmakers seek money for Western noir
The Missoulian
Local filmmakers are raising money to shoot a feature film, “Love Like Gold,” in the Eureka and Missoula areas. They hope to raise $30,000 on by …

Saturday March 29, 2014

Rewind to Fast-Forward
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle-
Sasha Joseph Neulinger, 24, has collected more than 200 hours of family home videos for his documentary, Rewind to Fast-Forward, a film he is producing …

New copters fly cameras for unique photos, videos
Billings Gazette
“I can use it to film rock and ice climbing and have the ability to chase skiers, … fields, real estate agents to show off property, and for movie photography.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Puppets go wild for Missoula parade
The Missoulian
Steinberg said this year the IWFF will feature more than 60 different films. … April 12 to 19, is the oldest and longest running wildlife film festival in the world.



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