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INDIE FILM


by Sasha E. Wolff October Film Round-Up


VIMEO OFFLINE ArtPrize Hub, Grand Rapids Oct. 2 / artprize.org


Video-sharing website Vimeo will be at ArtPrize, hosting Vimeo Offline, an opportunity for you to see your favorite videos in an offline environment. Vimeo will screen the very best in


animation, music video, short film and time- lapse made by its users. During that time, a community-made ArtPrize video will premiere. “We thought the two brands fit together


really well and wanted to do something a little different in terms of events at ArtPrize this year,” said Steve Niebauer, a content and com- munity manager at Vimeo, as well as a graduate of Grand Valley State University. Filmmakers are encouraged to shoot any-


thing and everything during ArtPrize 2011 and upload their footage to Vimeo. That footage will be “edited into a narrative that speaks to the creative process and impact ArtPrize has on everyone involved.” Catered appetizers and a cash bar will be avail- able during that time.


BACKSTAGE DRAMA Grand Rapids Civic Theatre


A new web series, produced in Grand Rapids, will make its debut at ArtPrize. “Backstage Drama” is the story of a young man who


witnesses a murder and is placed in a witness protection program as a janitor in a community theatre in Grand River, Mich. Teresa Thome, one of the creators of the series says “Backstage Drama” could be called “‘Sopranos’ meets ‘Waiting for Guffman,’ meets ‘Glee.’” The web series was going to premiere this


fall at backstagedrama.com, but when Thome and co-creator, Patrick Ziegler, heard ArtPrize wanted to expand its offerings in new media, they knew the art competition would be the perfect debut.


THRILLER! CHILLER! Wealthy Theatre, Grand Rapids Oct. 21-23 / $30 for all-access pass thrillerchiller.com


The international film festival Thriller! Chiller! is back for its sixth year. Having been in the community so long, it’s a favorite of not just the West Michigan community, but local film- makers as well. “I’m just a fan of a well-run festival that


plays incredibly entertaining, well-made films and it’s nice when a festival is just great to its filmmakers,” said Michael McCallum of Rebel Pictures. The 2011 lineup of films includes 13


features and 44 shorts for a total of 57 films. Thriller! Chiller! may seem like a horror-only film festival, but it also features the best of sci-fi, action and suspense from around the world. n


BACKSTAGE DRAMA: Mary Ane Olsen, Andrew Weir, Benjamin Barker, Patrick Ziegler and Teresa Thome prepare for a scene being shot at Cheek Strut Salon. PHOTO: Nancy Gallardo


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