Artist organization, GLOVEBOX is hosting its first ever film festival June 11th at the Somerville Theatre. This juried festival will showcase short films and animations from emerging artists. The Festival is also hosting a mini poetry slam in between films.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


"When I dance I have the feeling that there is a ball of energy that is travelling through my body.  It has a personality of its own and I'm following it, giving it paths along which to move.  I can direct the energy, where it goes, and what the nature of the healing is."  - Catherine Musinsky

Brynmore Williams Director, Editor, Director of Photography
Catherine Musinsky Choreographer, Dancer
Helios Music

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Makin' The Golden Glovies by Jodie Baehre

This weekend has been pretty FUN.  Craig Rubino and myself are putting together the festival films and doing some silly filming of our own.  I also had a chance to put the finishing touches on some of our awards:  The Golden Glovie- best in show, Glovie Winners- winners in each category, and Outside the Box Awards- perfect score by a judge.  See the action below! 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

About the Artist: Megan Shaughnessy

Megan Shaughnessy is a still and moving image artist dealing with issues of identity and representation through self-portraiture.  Megan creates intimate glimpses of herself, becoming both subject and surveyor, and once placed on the wall she offers herself up to the gaze of others.  In doing so she creates an environment where the audience is forced to confront issues of her identity, asking themselves what is their role in the world in which she inhabits?

Megan was born in Morristown, New Jersey and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and an MA from the Norwich University College of the Arts in the United Kingdom.  She has exhibited in both the US and UK and during her time in England she worked for a region film archive and lectured on contemporary photographic and collaborative art techniques at NUCA from 2006-2009.  In addition to her own creative practice, Megan is also part of an artistic collaboration with British photographer Emma Shipton-Smith.  Megan moved to Boston in June 2010.

Halloween in June

On the afternoon of October 31st as Jill is setting up her haunted house she realizes that she has almost forgotten the most important decoration... The Pumpkin! She sets off on a race to find the perfect last minute pumpkin before the Trick-or-Treaters arrive. Things seem to be going well until Jill finds out that her pumpkin Jack might not be as normal as the others seemed. Dim the lights and sit back as filmmaker Thomas Svenson takes you through “Jack & Jill’s” not so average –live action and animated –Halloween adventure.

Filmmaker Bio:
Thomas Svenson is a filmmaker from Westford, Massachusetts with a great passion for creative storytelling. He earned a certificate in digital art / animation and a bachelors in multimedia and graphic design. While attending college, Thomas founded 3DImagination Pictures, a film and production company. He has worked on various projects for American Airlines, WSI, the City of Boston, and Perfect Form Therapy. Currently, Thomas is busy developing a script for a feature he’s producing, pursuing freelance work and donating his time and talents to a local non-profit, Design Museum Boston 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Experimental Film Artist: Douglas Urbank

Douglas Urbank is an artist and experimental filmmaker.  He is co-host of a radio program “The Pinwheels of Your Mind,” devoted to experimental, improvisational, and other unconventional music and sound art, on Boston College’s WZBC, and a member of the Fort Point Arts Community and Fort Point Theatre Channel.  He has a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University with a focus on sculpture and drawing.  And is an identical twin.
Both Migration and Mother are made from hand altered 16 mm and super 8 mm film.  Sound for both is by composer and experimental saxophonist, Jorrit Dijkstra (http://www.jorritdijkstra.com/).  The Migration soundtrack was improvised and recorded live during a presentation of the film as part of a Church of the Advent Library Concert Series program, February 2011. Both Films are Official Selections of the Glovebox Short Film and Animation Festival. 

Still Frames from Film, Migration

Video Poem

Shot in Berlin Germany during summer 2010, and Vancouver BC during winter 2009, Self, Somebody, Specimen, Sprit is a contemplative video poem that depicts animals, insects, and people in ordinary scenes, that seem to be caught in a state of somnambulance.

The piece opens with scientific archival footage of a cat sleepwalking and continues with a spare, stirring text, composed by the artist, accompanying brief shots that meditate, with a metaphysical tone, on personhood and care for individuals.
At intervals, a square lens held by the artist is placed in front of the camera lens, adding a level of mediation to the image and defining the artist as a guide. At the conclusion, this guide suggests a set of general life instructions to the viewer that seem comforting, caring, yet ethereal and elusive. 

Self, Somebody, Specimen, Sprit by artist, Sarah Rushford is an Official Selection of the Glovebox Film and Animation Festival.  See the film June 11, 2011 at the Somerville Theatre at 5:00PM.  See the Official Festival Schedule and Information on tickets.

After the Torment

Learn how the movie was made from Filmmaker Jason O'Brien and see the feature film June 11, 2011 at the Somerville Theatre:

It all started with a feature screenplay called Beautiful Torment, which I had spent over a year writing. It was a very personal story, told through the lives of a group of nine people who all come back together for their 20th high school reunion, and the surreal night that takes place after the reunion. 

On March 30, 2008, not long after midnight, I finally completed the screenplay. 

In an effort to help raise the funding to make the feature, I went ahead and started casting the film, believing a packaged production with an experienced cast would help to get the financing. myself and my crew spent six months fielding all kinds of auditions, both in Birmingham and in New York City, and from submissions from all over the world, and finally made the decisions for the nine main roles, as well as some supporting roles. 

But then, the reality of the difficulties of raising money for independent film productions set in, and it’s been a long process of facing many rejections, but the passion of this cast and crew has never diminished. 

In fact, one of those cast members, Gerald Keyzer, stumbled upon an idea in 2010: Why not create a new short film involving some of the characters from the feature? So I quickly thought through some ideas, wrote a short script in May of 2010, and Gerald, along with his directing partner, Adam J. Boyer, shot the film in New York in November of 2010, shipped the footage to Jason to edit, and After the Torment is the result. A film that tells the story of what happens to two of the characters in the feature film a year after the events in Beautiful Torment, but stands alone as the story of two people who never gave their mutual attraction a chance, and who get one last opportunity to see if they were meant to be together all along. - Jason O'Brien

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Interview, Insider's Scoop!

Reinaldo Marcus Green 

THE INTERVIEW When Ty Bedford meets Wallace Landry he is in for a treat once the interview unexpectedly takes one wrong turn after another. The film juxtaposes ignorance and innocence and the prejudices that uniquely underlie both. The film stars, Keith Josef Adkins, a success playwright and creenwriter. Among the many accolades for his work, Adkins has written for the opular and critically acclaimed television series Girlfriends

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mark Mullaney

Mei-Yu Chen

Official Glovebox Selection, Mei-Yu Chen is an animation student in Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester New York. She is from Taiwan and obtained her Fine-Arts degree in Taipei National University of Arts. As an animator and artist, She devotes to combine the arts of her home culture in to animation works.  Below are the stills from her animation, "Burning Bright."  Come to the Film Festivalon June 11, 2011 to see the feature animation.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ticket Info

Tickets are FREE and can be picked up on June 11, 2011 starting at 1PM.  The festival begins at 2PM.  All filmmakers automatically have 2 tickets reserved for them during the section and time in which their film is showing.  If the filmmakers do not show for their screening, these tickets will be dispersed to the public.  The theatre is a 31 seat theatre and tickets will be based on first come, first serve.  There are several sections of film categories throughout the day and each category has it's own ticket, so if you get a ticket for the first category it is not good for the second.  You must have a ticket for each category you wish to see.  Get there early to claim your seat and get your Saturday on with Glovebox!  If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact glovebox.jodie@gmail.com.  This information can always be found on the tickets page of this blog.  Stay tuned for the categories of the Festival, Coming Soon!

Ryan Maguire

Film Artist and an Official Selection for the Glovebox Film Festival, Ryan Maguire, created this poster for the Glovebox Short Film and Animation Festival.  And, not that we are counting but it is exactly 2 weeks away!  We are locked up here like animals at Midway Studios putting everything together while the sun is beaming outside.  WE HATE YOU good weather, you only come out to play when we are inside!  We do it for you Boston, we do it for YOU!  Be there June 11, 2011 at the Somerville Theatre.  Tickets are FREE, but you have to get there early to claim them!  Film times and additional information will be posted after the long weekend about the festival.

Official Glovebox Laurel!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Here is a sneak preview of one of the Films that will be showcased at the Glovebox Short Film and Animation Festival on June 11, 2011 at the Somerville Theatre.  The trailer of "Sleeping with Frank" by Lily Baldwin hints at the romantic and eloquent physical lines of dance, translated into narrative lines of the unfolding story.  Cheers to Ms. Baldwin for her perfect embrace of two art forms into one!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Meet Austin Elston and Emily Gallagher!

Meet our next set of amazing judges!

Austin Elston and Emily Gallagher

Emily Gallagher is a co-founder of Born Lucky Studios, a boutique video production and post-production house. Along with her partner Austin Elston, she’s been working in the industry for 10 years. Together they’ve shot and cut everything from live music concerts to political ads to episodic television shows to music videos to national TV ads to award-winning documentaries.

Emily currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

Austin Elston is a co-founder of Born Lucky Studios, a boutique video production and post-production house. Along with his partner Emily Gallagher, he’s been working in the industry for 10 years. Together they’ve shot and cut everything from live music concerts to political ads to episodic television shows to music videos to national TV ads to award-winning documentaries.

Austin currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Meet Jeff Stern

We are pleased to introduce you to our next judge, Jeff Stern!

Jeff Stern
Jeff's Website: The Good Old Future

Jeff Stern is a Boston-based filmmaker and actor whose work has screened at the Woods Hole, Olympia, New Hampshire and Boston Underground Film Festivals, among others. He is the co-producer and host of Open Screen, a monthly forum for independent, underground films held at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA. In January 2009, he finished production on the independent feature film Good Work, in which Jeff stars as Jason. In summer 2009, Jeff co-produced and starred in the independent feature film Party Like It’s a Verb. Both films are currently being sent out to film festivals. Jeff works at Bentley University, where he teaches Media Production. He lives in Cambridge, MA near a bunch of baseball diamonds with his wife, Anna Goldsmith, and son, Leo Coolidge. His website is thegoodoldfuture.com.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Meet Jeremy Alliger

It is our pleasure to introduce you to our next judge, Mr. Jeremy Alliger!

Jeremy Alliger

JEREMY ALLIGER, is the Executive Producer of Alliger Arts, and was the founder and for 20 years the Artistic and Executive Director of Dance Umbrella, one of the most active producers of contemporary dance in the U.S. He is the Producer/Creator of "Cool Heat Urban Beat", an international Jazz Tap/Hip Hop percussive touring show, producer of the award winning, “Coming Up For Air: An AutoJAZZography”, and genre shattering, “GIMP” He has produced over 15 unique festival gatherings and touring productions, including the first-ever Aerial Dance Festival, numerous Jazz Tap and Hip Hop festivals and tours, and the unprecedented International Festival of Wheelchair Dance. For his artistic leadership and his commitment to challenge perceptions, push boundaries, and promote cultural understanding he has received the prestigious state of Massachusetts "Commonwealth Award” and the National Disability Rights “Eagle” award. He was received Emerson College’s "Alumni Achievement" Award. Mr. Alliger was a featured speaker at the Kennedy Center/National Forum on Careers in the Arts for people with Disabilities. He has served as a Panel Chair at the National Endowment for the arts, and the Chair of the Boston Cultural Council, appointed by Mayor Menino. He has served as a panelist and artistic advisor for a long list of organizations including the MacArthur and Guggenheim Foundations. He spearheaded the creation of a Multicultural Dance Curriculum. Inside Arts Magazine published his essay, "A Lasting Impact beyond the Stage" He serves on the board of VSA Arts of Massachusetts .

"My passion is to present performances that shatter preconceived notions about what dance and performance is. My passion is to identify and support new movement trends. The work is always about quality, excitement, creating opportunity and developing new audiences with an appetite for experimentation"

-Jeremy Alliger, Executive Producer

Experience The Unexpected!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Meet Ms. Maddy!

Since the Glovebox Short film and Animation Festival is coming up fast (62 days away, umm, yes we are counting - who isn't?) and submissions are closing April 20th, we thought we would start to introduce our amazing judges. We are very excited to have this crew on board. Over the next week you will see posts on each and every one of them, its a party of five, your honor.

Madlen F. Kadish

Maddy Kadish is a Boston-based freelance writer, multimedia producer, and instructional designer with an eye towards digital strategy for film and filmmakers. She is a Staff Writer for The Independent and a writer for NewEnglandFilm.com, where she has profiled festivals, filmmakers, and industry trends. She has worked for the Boston Jewish Film Festival in the areas of programming and theatre management.

Maddy spent 10 years as a film, video, and multimedia producer, specializing in educational media. She won a Telly Award in 2004 for her work on "Inside the Orchestra," a video about music appreciation. In 2009, she received an Interactive Award for Kids, Tweens, and Teens from MITX (Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange) for her work on "LifeSkills," an animated CD-ROM series for kids.

She currently works as an Instructional Designer at Pearson Education developing digital products for middle and high school students in the areas of Spanish and Social Studies. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.

Please all, hold your applause! We know we love her too!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Glovebox Film Festival Poster!

Song: 'the truth hurts so this should be painless' by Her Space Holiday

We are SO EXCITED to unveil the work of Valerie Arruda for theGlovebox Short Film and Animation Festival! 

We approached Val because we love her funky, super-creative drawings and check out her lettering on her blog! Swoon-fest!

We asked Val about her process and in the spirit of the film festival, she made this great vlog (see above).
"I like to pack a lot into my drawings so I make little lists in the margins of my paper, that way I won't forget what I want to include in the drawing."
Val tells us about her process, which she describes as being "very rough". We beg to differ - everything Val draws seems to unravel in an organic style that is all her own. Whether flirty scalloped letterforms or feisty, one-eyed wolf-like characters, her work is always dynamic and we can't get enough! She told us that the idea for the drawing for the Glovebox Film Festival poster came easily and it looks like she had fun doing it!

"The slowest part was probably the lettering. Hand lettering can be tedious at times however letters are one of my favorite things to draw! It's so satisfying once you get the letters the way you want."
Valerie describes her creative process that we see in the vlog and how she arrives at the final product. We love seeing the photoshop process and the finishing touches of the deckled edge. Nicely done!
 "The final image actually contains two separate drawings. I didn't decide on the design of the bottom of the poster. I made xerox copies of the initial drawing and drew on those, allowing me to try different treatments. I tend to think like an illustrator, so it's tricky to wake up the designer in my brain. Drawing a picture comes naturally, but having that picture contain information and interact with type is definitely a unique task. It helps me when I sketch out different ideas and lay them all out in front of me when deciding on a solution. To sum up, I had a blast making this poster and thank you Glovebox for the artistic freedom!"
Thank YOU Val!

Check out more of Val's work and leave her a comment on her blog here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

GLVBX Film Festival at Somerville Theatre

We have secured the location for this summer's 2011 Glovebox Film Festival, thanks to the festival's head committee member, Sara Stump.  You can expect to have some serious fun and check out creative short films and animations by local artists on June 11th.  Save the date, get your submissions in and look for FREE tickets availability later this spring.