Film starring and co-produced by NEIT grad Screening Tonight 10/23 at 7:00 pm Showcase Cinema Warwick, RI

Screening Tonight – Oct 23 at 7:00 pm Showcase Cinema Warwick, RI

Movie poster of Adam Carbone - Randy Canvas screening - Rhode IslandNew England Institute of Technology graduate Adam Carbone has co-produced and plays the lead role in a new film titled “Randy’ Canvas.” It is being screened on Monday, October 23 at 7:00 pm at the Showcase Cinemas Warwick Mall.

Proceeds from Randy’s Canvas to benefit The Autism Project, RI

The film revolves around a high-functioning autistic character named Randy, who is trying to get his artwork displayed in an art gallery. His pursuit turns into an obsession, along with his relationship with a female who is involved in a relationship with another man.

The film was shot in various locations in Rhode Island in the summer of 2016, including scenes shot at New England Tech. Carbone spends time in both Rhode Island and Los Angeles. He grew up in Cranston and received a degree in video and audio production from New England Tech before he moved to L.A. to pursue his film career.

The film was directed and co-written by Sean Michael Beyer. It was Beyer who thought of Carbone for the role of Randy. Carbone then suggested making the movie in Rhode Island.

Carbone and Beyer have worked together on other projects, including a cooking show. For this project, they wanted to be respectful of the subject matter. They spent time researching autism and meeting with young adults and teens to talk about how autism should and should not be portrayed.

“Randy’s Canvas” will be at Showcase Cinemas Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, at 7 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $10 and are available at randyscanvas.brownpapertickets.com.

Content in this blog was sourced from the film’s website: http://www.randyscanvas.org/, its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735084290126152/, and from an article posted in the Providence Journal on October 19: http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20171019/ri-filmed-randys-canvas-to-be-screened-in-warwick

#FromNewEnglandTechToo #DigitalMediaAtNEIT

New England Tech Grad Brian Bouyea Wins Best Film at Providence 48 Film Project

Image of Providence 48 hr film festival winners

[Brian is in the center of the picture]

New England Institute of Technology graduate Brian Bouyea – screenwriter, and founder and executive director of Root Beer Studios, cleaned up at this year’s 2017 Providence RI 48 Film Project for his film Homestead.

Brian’s winning entry will be going on to screen at Filmapalooza 2018 in Paris, France.

The western genre film he directed took numerous top awards – most notably “Best Film.” His production was also awarded in the categories of best sound design, best editing, best cinematography, best and best acting.

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which a team makes a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They are then given a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, in a wild dash to the drop off event, the film is turned in. The films are then screened in front of an audience of filmmakers, friends, and families.

Brian is no novice filmmaker. He was director and screenwriter of the suspense thriller Famous, which explores the desire within humanity to become more than who we really are. He was also director and screenwriter of The Network, a terrifying film that follows a sadistic serial killer who stalks and murders young high school students through a social networking site known as MyFriends; and wrote and directed the 2015 film The Case of the Open Door.

Brian’s Root Beer Studios is an independent motion picture company based in Rhode Island. With the mission of “Making Modern Movies Classic,” Root Beer Studios has produced feature-length films, film festival shorts, and countless client videos.

Brian says that he’s had a passion for acting, art, and filmmaking all of his life. A 2012 graduate of New England Tech, he holds an Associate degree in Audio and Video Production. He’s in love with the spirit of independent filmmaking and the opportunity it’s given him to tell his stories to the world.

 

#DigitalMediaAtNEIT #FromNewEnglandTechTo

New England Tech Digital Media Production Students to Showcase Their Videos at Backfocus Exhibition on May 17

New England Tech Backfocus Exhibit for Digital Media Production

Have a passion for video? Want to see where professional education can take your creative and technical skills? Curious about what New England Tech students are producing? Then check out the latest and greatest student videos at this year’s Backfocus exhibition on May 17, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Room.

Backfocus is an annual showcase of outstanding video work from students in New England Institute of Technology’s Digital Media Production (DMP) program. Pieces shown in the exhibition are selected by faculty from more than 40 media-focused classes. This year’s exhibition will include music videos, short documentary subjects, video poems, promotional pieces, advertisements, radio and podcast content and animated films.

“Many things stand out about this year’s work,” says Sally Kingsbury, the creator of Backfocus. “We have some great storytelling examples, both sound and picture, as well as a high degree of technical artistry.”

At the heart of our Backfocus showcase is the developing artistry and voice of our DMP students. Viewing the show, you’ll be able to see the progression from novice to professional digital producer manifest itself in the work. “One of the things that faculty try to emphasize is not only the excellent visual imagery that students have the ability to produce, but also what story their projects are telling,” says Professor Matt Morin. “In the end, as technically savvy as our students are, we are ultimately training visual storytellers, and I think this year’s Backfocus proves that.”

Stop by, grab a slice of pizza, and enjoy the showcase!

#DigitalMediaAtNEIT