Greater Philadelphia Film Office Blog

We’re livetweeting the #PhillyPitch Horror finals happening at the Fright Factory! Follow @GFPO on Twitter to follow the event

*drum roll* And the winners of the #PhillyFrightSFX winners are @necro_fx & @misskikimaria! Please reach out to us via DM to claim your prize. We’d like to thank everyone who submitted pictures into our contest. You all have amazing talent! #PhillyPitch

PhillyPitch! Horror finals are TONIGHT 7-9 at the @frightfactory. It’s free to the public, so come if you dare! #PhillyPitch

Community in Focus

Get-Kinetic Crews Up with Audenried Charter High School

Guest blog by Dana Michael, Producer at Get-Kinetic

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For the past few years, Get-Kinetic has been lucky enough to create comedic content for our friends over at Freightliner. These videos provide a chance for us to write, direct and produce brand humor. It’s like a dream, and as each year passes; the creative scopes of the videos get bigger.

This year the shoot required, for one, a school as one of the core locations. I reached out to the ever-helpful Greater Philadelphia Film Office who directed me towards Universal Audenried Charter High School.

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If the pictures on Reel-Scout hadn’t already sold me, the staff at Audenried “had me at hello.” Larry Aniloff was amazing and ensured that not only did we have full use of the facility but also were able to incorporate the talented students in our video. I was invited to a meeting at Audenried for the Communications Program Occupational Advisory Committee. This program focuses in the fields of Communications Technology which includes; Audio Production, Graphic Design, Web Design, and Video Production among other visually creative design industries and technologies.

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Knowing I wanted to scout my location, meet the students involved with our shoot, and interested in learning more about the school I was happy to attend. As a company that professionally produces film and video, I was wildly impressed with the curriculum, community support, and technical know-how of everyone involved. Was I in a college? They were discussing their delivered Green-Screen and showing is their well edited class projects. 

This is all due to the Career and Technical Education teacher, Dan Martinez who joined Larry with assisting Get-Kinetic in having our every need met.

Day of filming went off without a hitch, as the students and faculty were more than happy to have our production in their school. 

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Huge thanks to Universal Audenried Charter High School and GPFO as well as our talented cast and crew for such a successful shoot. I highly recommend that local producers utilize the plethora of services GPFO has to offer (among which access to gems like Audenried) and cannot wait to return to the school to screen this video for the kids.

Community Spotlight

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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office is proud to partner with The Village of Arts and Humanities to showcase a year-long educational and community engagement initiative spinning out of the release of the new documentary Nas: Time Is Illmatic. The educational component will include lessons on songwriting, storytelling, researching, documentation, filmmaking, archiving, and remixing Nas’ music. The screening will take place October 25th at Philadelphia Sound Stages, 1600 North 5th Street, Philadelphia PA 19122. Please contact The Village at 215-225-7830 for more information.

Happy birthday to Nicole Shiner, Director of Operations & Government Affairs here in the Film Office. #PhillyFilm #GPFO

The @phillyfilmsociety Philadelphia Film Festival starts tonight! #TBT to the 21st #PhiladelphiaFilmFestival where they celebrated the 10-year anniversary of #MNightShyamalan’s ‘Signs’ at the @princemusictheater with a Q&A with the director and @933wmmr’s @prestonandsteveshow morning show host/movie buff Steve Morrison after the film.

Our #PhillyFrightSFX contest ends TOMORROW @ NOON! It’s your last chance to showcase your SFX make up skills for a chance to win either tix to a Graveyard Shift at The Roxy or passes to the Fright Factory. Just follow us on IG & hashtag your submission with #PhillyFrightSFX. 2 winners will be announced at #PhillyPitch! Horror finals tomorrow night! See you there!

TOMORROW NIGHT. PhillyPitch! Horror at the @frightfactory. Do you know what your fears are? Are you brave enough to find out? See you tomorrow night. #PhillyPitch #PhiilyFilm