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Local Filmmaker Finds Inspiration in CBUS

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker Finds Inspiration in CBUS

“I’m inspired by Columbus,” says Mike Olenick. A native of Red Bank, New Jersey, Olenick came to CBUS 13 years ago, after receiving his Master’s degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. The draw at that time was a job as studio editor for the Wexner Center for the Arts, but Ohio life […]

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Picture Lock Unveils Wexner Center’s Best Kept Secret

Hope Madden Hope Madden Picture Lock Unveils Wexner Center’s Best Kept Secret

As the culmination of the Wexner Center for the Arts’ yearlong 25th anniversary celebration, the public is invited to glimpse an effort that has flown under the radar for a quarter century. Picture Lock, a four-day festival, directs attention to the Wex’s Film/Video Studio department, a residency program that provides support to filmmakers and artists. […]

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Local Filmmaker Premiers “Union Furnace” in Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker Premiers “Union Furnace” in Columbus

Much ado has been made about bringing Hollywood to Columbus, but it turns out, we’ve had a little slice of Tinsel Town right in Grandview Heights all along. Columbus native Nicholas Bushman is about to release his second feature film, with a third in the can and a fourth in development. Though he splits his […]

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48 Hour Film Project Takes Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden 48 Hour Film Project Takes Columbus

Who was that singing, galloping, stalking and spying all over town last weekend? Well, it might have been the Grandview streaker. It could also have been Columbus filmmakers participating in the guerilla moviemaking of the 48 Hour Film Project. Last Friday night, contestants gathered to receive the parameters of their weekend’s work. Contest organizer KC […]

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Locally Made Film ‘Gibsonburg’ Opens This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Locally Made Film ‘Gibsonburg’ Opens This Weekend

Bob Mahaffey knows a good story when he hears it. He’s hoping to prove he knows how to tell one, too. “I just have a wonderful, beautiful story for you,” says the owner of the Dublin-based software training company Xcelerate Media. Several years ago at a holiday gathering, Mahaffey heard tell of a high school […]

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Greta Gerwig Acts, Writes, Dances, Talks to Columbus Underground

Hope Madden Hope Madden Greta Gerwig Acts, Writes, Dances, Talks to Columbus Underground

Filmmaker Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) teams up once again with indie cinema’s It Girl, Greta Gerwig. Three years ago Gerwig co-starred – and utterly charmed – in Baumbach’s Greenberg. For their newest effort, Frances Ha, the pair collaborated from script to finished product. Their picture unspools Friday at the Drexel Theatre as […]

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Local Horror Film Debuts Tonight at The Drexel

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Horror Film Debuts Tonight at The Drexel

The locally-made indie horror film “Season of Darkness” will make its debut tonight at the Drexel Theater, featuring writer/director Jay Woelfel and several cast members in attendance for a discussion session following the feature. For years, Woelfel (a Columbus-native and OSU graduate)  has wanted to put Columbus at the center stage of a supernatural horror film. […]

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