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Filmmaker Celia C. Peters’s SciFi Future is in CBUS

Hope Madden Hope Madden Filmmaker Celia C. Peters’s SciFi Future is in CBUS

Independent filmmaker Celia C. Peters found a nice niche in the New York film scene. What made her decide to set up shop in Columbus? The Toledo-born, Michigan and New York-educated filmmaker loves what Columbus has to offer. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Peters attended graduate school in New York. She intended to […]

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Bexley Native Brings Political Doc Home

Hope Madden Hope Madden Bexley Native Brings Political Doc Home

It’s been a 10-year journey, but Bexley native Travis Irvine thinks the timing may be perfect for his trip from failure to success to more failure to – well, maybe this is the time he can make the biggest impact. In 2007, filmmaker Irvine ran for mayor of Bexley. He’d recently graduated from Ohio University […]

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Local Filmmaker’s Holy Hustle Takes Over Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker’s Holy Hustle Takes Over Gateway Film Center

Columbus may be becoming a draw for Hollywood – recent CBUS-shot films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Travolta are reason for optimism – but the local film industry is already thriving. Want proof? Awalkonwater – a local production house – planned to premier its latest film Holy Hustle at Gateway Film Center on July 15. […]

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Ohio Civil Rights Doc ‘Free to Ride’ Comes to Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden Ohio Civil Rights Doc ‘Free to Ride’ Comes to Gateway

Bussing has been an issue of civil rights from the beginning, but is there still social relevance in the topic? Jamaal Bell of The Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute says yes. Along with producer/writer Matt Martin, Bell made the documentary Free to Ride. His film explores a precedent-setting achievement. Simply installing three bus stops between […]

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