On The Cusp Filmmaker Talks   

Hosted by The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston    
Seaport Studio     

On The Cusp Filmmaker Talks

Scout presents a series of conversations with exciting up-and-coming filmmakers with a focus on how they got their start in their respective industry. In this series, we focus on individuals who are still working towards longer-term goals but have found a way to consistently work and create. These conversations are beneficial to all young filmmakers as they provide real life examples of how to stand out in today's media landscape. Moderated by Harrison Allen.

The health and safety of our staff, attendees, and guests is our top priority. COVID guidelines may evolve based on the recommendations and guidelines set by the MA Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mask use is optional throughout our host venues, in accordance with City of Boston guidelines. Disposable face coverings are available to visitors as needed. If you have or develop symptoms, please test and stay home.

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 Moderator Harrison Allen Speaks with 5 Up-And-Coming...

Moderator Harrison Allen Speaks with 5 Up-And-Coming Filmmakers

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST and          
          Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST
Location: The Institute of Contemporary Art— ICA/ Boston Seaport Studio
100 Pier 4 Blvd, Second Floor
This event is free of cost. However, you must RSVP to attend.

Harrison Allen is a New York City based Development Executive and Producer currently working at Intrinsic Value Films. While finishing his time at NYU, Harrison produced THE LAST THING MARY SAW (2021), a period piece thriller starring Isabelle Fuhrman, Stefanie Scott, and Rory Culkin. The film was acquired by Shudder and was released internationally in 2022. Afterwards, Harrison became a producer at Brickhead.co, producing music videos for artists like Frances Forever and Montell Fish before joining Intrinsic Value Films to oversee both film and television development. In 2022, Harrison became an adjunct professor at the New York Film Academy teaching screenwriting and producing.
Josh Leong on Impact Producing  
 Date:  Saturday, October 29, 2022  Time:  11:30AM EST...
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Time: 11:30AM EST
Location: District Hall
75 Northern Ave

Josh Leong is a Webby Award®-winning writer, director, and producer from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Awarded by President Obama, Josh won a Scholastic American Visions Award and graduated in 2021. He also won the One to Watch Award at the 2020 Asian American International Film Festival.
LOST BOYS, his upcoming feature debut, was a semifinalist at the 2021 Sundance Creative Producing Lab and 2022 Development Track. Currently, he’s a selected writer with the MACRO x The Blacklist Feature Screenplay Incubator, WarnerMedia Writer Pipeline, and a semifinalist at the DGA Commercial Directors Diversity Program.

Having screened at six Academy Award®-qualifying festivals and in 11 countries across the world, Josh also directed the Webby Award®-winning short, THE OTHER SIDE in Ethiopia, starring Ethan Herisse from Ava DuVernay’s Emmy®-winning Netflix series, WHEN THEY SEE US. His latest film, CHICKEN, premired at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.
Justin Kaminuma on DIY Filmmaking  
 Date:  Saturday, October 29, 2022  Time:  2:00PM -...
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Time: 2:00PM - 2:40PM EST
Location: The Institute of Contemporary Art— ICA/ Boston Seaport Studios
100 Pier 4 Blvd, Second Floor

Justin Kaminuma discusses the process of creating small-scale films.

Justin Kaminuma is a 22-year-old Japanese-American director, cinematographer, and editor. His personal work explores filmmaking as a meditative medium through diaristic and experimental techniques, while his commissioned work seeks to apply these processes through a broader collaborative approach alongside other artists. He explores themes of childhood and coming of age through dream-like and nostalgic visuals.
Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah on Working With Clients  
 Date:  Saturday, October 29, 2022  Time:  2:45PM -...
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Time: 2:45PM - 3:30PM EST
Location: The Institute of Contemporary Art— ICA/ Boston Seaport Studios
100 Pier 4 Blvd, Second Floor

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah discusses the intricacies of working for and with commercial and music video clients as a director.

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah is a visual and emotional storyteller. Her passion for film was born from the desire to translate her written poetry to the screen. Her work is well crafted and expertly choreographed, but her multilevel commitment to representation is what sets her apart as a filmmaker.

Beyond her own directing work, she runs The Melacast Network, a platform focused on connecting BIPOC actors, directors, and crew of color.

Her work has been recognized by Fusion Film Festival, Raindance Festival, Cinequest, Toronto Black Film Festival, NFFTY, among others. Her short film “To the Girl That Looks Like Me” was a 2020 Student Academy Awards finalist and part of the Scene in Color Film Series, championed by producer Will Packer. She’s worked with notable figures like Serena Williams, Queen Latifa, Janelle Monae, and Tabitha Brown and collaborated with USTA, Cricket Wireless, AT&T and MTV.

Mike Klubeck on Balancing Work and Art    
 Date:  Sunday, October 30, 2022  Time:  12:00PM -...
Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Time: 12:00PM - 12:40PM EST
Location: The Institute of Contemporary Art— ICA/ Boston Seaport Studios
100 Pier 4 Blvd, Second Floor

Mike Klubeck discusses the struggle of pursuing your passion while trying to make a living.

Mike Klubeck is a New York City-based film director. During his time attending NYU Tisch, he wrote and directed two short films. His junior year short film, I-O, was an official selection for the “BIO-FICTION Science Art Film Festival” and was screened in Vienna in 2019. His senior thesis film, “All Night Long”, got a Remi Award from the Houston International Film Festival. He graduated from NYU with a BFA in Film/TV Production in May 2020. His latest short film released in 2021, “These Games We Play”, was nominated for Best Experimental Short Film at the 2022 NFFTY Film Festival. In addition to his narrative experience, he has directed a variety of music videos and commercials. He is currently in the development of his first feature film, “Photocopy”.
Bre Kelly on Building a Company
 Date:  Sunday, October 30, 2022  Time:  12:45PM - 1:30PM...
Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Time: 12:45PM - 1:30PM EST
Location: The Institute of Contemporary Art— ICA/ Boston Seaport Studios
100 Pier 4 Blvd, Second Floor

Bre Kelly discusses how to start a media company from the ground up

Bre Kelly is an executive producer and co-founder from Woods Hole, MA. In May of 2020, Bre started BrickHead, a short-form production company for documentaries, commercials, music videos, and narrative work. Since then she has produced over 70 projects for clients like Chris Rock, Lexus, Remi Wolf, Montell Fish, Cold Hart, and Frances Forever and has garnered Vimeo Staff Picks and write-ups in Complex, Hypebeast, Uproxx, Pigs and Plans, MTV, Earmilk, Fader and more. Recently, Brickhead has acquired a VFX company and is expanding into new technologies and media.

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