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SPINE: A Short Film
Philly Filmmakers - Temple Students


SPINE offers a unique story that portrays the healing process of mental health. It is untraditional in a variety of ways, and portrays a well-rounded female protagonist. This representation is crucial in our society where at one point any medical problem a woman faced was "in her head." Now when mental illness is gaining traction in media, it often may be villainized, trivialized, or inaccurately represented. Spine aims to do none of that and instead provide a unique story that will explore recovery and resonate with its viewers.
Rachel Mueller (writer/director) and Caroline Vana (producer) both work with Temple's chapter of Active Minds, which has prepared them for careful handling of this subject matter.

"Our $3000 budget will go towards several aspects of production. Food- Over the course of 4 days, we must feed our cast and crew. We average out at 20 people, but one day will peak at 40. The fanciest boutiques may have a fruit plate or tea to offer its customers, however we may need a little more than that to ensure our team is on their A game. Locations - We've also accounted for paying high-class and chic locations. If we're unable to use dressed spaces, already large production design costs will sail far beyond our goal. Production Design- Making our protagonist's world a reality at our price is a fun challenge for our design team. From a bougie restaurant to the finest boutique, they must transform everything basic and simple we know as college students into elegant and impactful images"... and MORE


Spine: A Short Film Indiegogo Campaign Ends June 18, 2017

Rachel Mueller Update: We are excited to announce that we are working with Trapeze Studios to launch Spine into production! Trapeze Studios is an east coast production company created by three Temple University film students: Noorman Wicaksono, Quynh Le, and Llewellyn Dryfoos IV. This is going to be Trapeze Studios' third short film production. In addition to shooting short films, Trapeze Studios also shoots music videos for local Philadelphia artists. Check out this picture of Trapeze and our director, Rachel, during a production meeting! (From left to right: Rachel Mueller, Llewellyn Dryfoos IV, Noorman Wicaksono, and Quynh Le. Photo courtesy of Caroline Vana) 
Indiegogo Short film Promotion
Spine IndieGoGo Campaign

Some of our camera team hit up Expressway Cinema Rental's Summer Gear Expo! It's awesome having a crew so dedicated to their craft that they spend their free time invested in filmmaking. Spine doesn't have the budget for all the nifty gadgets Expressway was showing off, but we dream of days to come when we can mount an Arri Alexa onto a drone, or utilize Arri Skypanels in our lighting plans! Casting! Oooh this is going to be a fun introduction in the coming week. Keep your eyes on look out to see who is filling our magnificent cast. Spine IndieGoGo Campaign


Completed Crowd Funding Opportunities Previously Featured
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    BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL
    August 3-6, 2017

    Click for Program of Films & Events

    Dine at Fogo de Chão Make a Difference:
    HELP END CHILDHOOD HUNGER thru NO KID HUNGRY
    see details 

    NO Kid Hungry Non Profit Organization and Fogo de Chao


    SHAKESPEARE IN CLARK PARK
    July 26-30,2017

    Shakespeare in the Park Summer Fun and Art in West Philadelphia
    http://www.shakespeareinclarkpark.org

    Tinsel & Tine's Favorite Podcast will be in Philly
    at WXPN World Cafe Live
    Saturday, July 15, 2017




    See Planet of the Apes Triple Feature for ONE PRICE!

    War for the Planet of the Apes Philly Screenings
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    Networking Event in Philly
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    MANAYUNK ARTS FESTIVAL
    June 24th & 25th

    All Eyez on Me Preview Screening
    6/15/17 UA Riverview Click to ENTER


    FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

    Click for Line Up of Bands

    PHILLY BEER WEEK (June 1- 11, 2017)
    Philly Beer Week celebrates Philadelphia as America’s Best Beer-Drinking City with a ten-day festival offering a variety of outstanding beer events in the Greater Philadelphia region and promotes beer tourism to our region. Check out the #PhillyBeerWeek Schedule


    Beatrice Arthur: Astral Dame

    Bea Arthur Drag Queen Philly Calendar

    The African American Museum PhilAesthetic Opening Reception
    June 15, 2017

    Philly Calendar Event - Things to Do in Philadelphia
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    “The All Eyez on Me Experience”
    Cine-Transformer Tour


    Morgan Creek, Program Pictures and Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company kicked off a mobile cinema tour on behalf of the highly anticipated biopic of hip hop icon Tupac Shakur, “The All Eyez on Me Experience” Cine-Transformer Tour. , at each tour stop, fans will have an opportunity to view never-before-seen behind the scenes footage from All Eyez on Me and receive free merchandise and discounted ticket coupons (courtesy of Atom Tickets). In Philadelphia, it will appear at WizardWorld Comic Con at the PA Convention Center June 3-4th!

    For more details about the movie and “The All Eyez on Me Experience” Cine-Transformer Tour visit: www.AllEyez.movie.




    FOOD N FILM at THE PHILADELPHIA LATINO FILM FESTIVAL



    Screening in Phoenixville PA
    Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:30pm
    Philly Events Film Screening Local Filmmakers
    THE BILLBOARD BOYS documentary by TAG Visual Media's Pat Taggart and Frank J. Petka was one of T&T's most popular post of 2016, love that the film is being screened again near Philly! Check out our review: Doc Blog Post: THE BILLBOARD BOYS

    Art Sanctuary Black Arts Festival May 2017
    Hosted at the beloved African American Museum in Philadelphia, this year's conference will feature some of the region's most talented authors and artists, as well as a plethora of workshops, panel discussions, screenings and author readings. The day's events will be in conjunction with the AAMP's Family Fun Day, which will provide a youthful track to enrich the teens and little ones!


    May 12-14, 2017

    Disney Pixar Cars 3 Event in Philly

    ROAD TO THE RACES TOUR FEATURED ACTIVITIES · Alamo Rent A CarSM is hosting a street art booth and will bring “Cars 3” to life with a giant coloring mural featuring Lightning McQueen and friends, along with a color pencil pack souvenir. Owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings, Alamo Rent A Car offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations around the world. · Coppertone® is creating a racer pit crew that encourages visitors to take part in a tire-changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity. A leader in the sun care industry, Coppertone is made by Bayer HealthCare, LLC. · Crest® and Oral-B® celebrate the Road to the Races tour, providing fans with an opportunity to create a digital postcard with Lightning McQueen and get “Cars”-themed oral care products. Crest and Oral-B are the first step to enjoying a lifetime of healthy smiles. · Dole®, the leader in fresh, quality produce, invites visitors to fuel up and recharge their batteries, sample high-octane fruit and vegetable smoothies, collect “Cars 3”-inspired recipes and discover how Dole and Disney are working together to make healthy living fun and easy for families. To see more of Dole’s exciting promotions around summer family fun, visit www.dole.com/Cars3. · Mattel presents an interactive play area, which sends Lightning McQueen and other racers down the gravity drop and launches them into action in new play sets that feature locations from the movie. Also on display will be a collection of die cast racers from past and present. Mattel is the leading global childhood development and play company.



    May 18, 2017 7pm
    Celebrate INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA newly renamed Lightbox Film Center. This special launch party includes a 25th anniversary screening of the seminal indie film Gas Food Lodging with Director Allison Andersin attendance, featuring a conversation between Anders and Brooklyn-based artist/filmmaker and Temple University professor of film Elisabeth Subrin.
    The screening will be followed by a festive reception with music by WPBR DJ LizBot, food and drinks by local restaurants
    RSVP to Attend


    SOUTH STREET SPRING FESTIVAL
    Saturday, May 6, 2017


    SOUTH STREET SPRING FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH 35+ RESTAURANTS, PHILLY TACO CONTEST, MAIFEST, NEW CIDER VINEYARD COURT AND MORE
    Philadelphia, PA - Eat, drink, shop, rock - and time warp! South Street Headhouse District presents South Street Spring Festival this Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Philadelphia’s largest spring festival takes South (between Front and 8th) and Headhouse Plaza (between South and Lombard), plus connecting side streets.

    Philadelphia's largest - and tastiest - all-ages, all-day, free outdoor block party will have over 35 restaurant, bar and food vendors out on the street along South Street -Bahn Mi & Bottles (new in 2017), Bubble Time Tea & Waffles, Cavanaugh’s Headhouse, Copabanana, Fat Tuesday’s, His & Hers, Hurricane Alley, Khmer Sweet Basil (new in 2017) Jim’s Steaks South Street Lovash, Malbec (new in 2017), Milkboy, Nomad Pizza (new in 2017),Cow & the Curd, Dr Wutzit’s Wonder Balls (new in 2017), Gus’ Hot Dogs, Lil’ Pop Shop, Mom Pops and many more...

    For the true South Street foodies, enter the Philly Taco Contest and see how many pizza wrapped cheesesteaks you can eat. Maifest will also feature German fare and beers. Plus, new for 2017, Whetstone Tavern will host a new cider vineyard court.

    Festivities will also include Philadelphia’s largest location for National Comic Book Day (at the 3rd Annual Atomic-Con). The South Street Sideshow Stage will feature the strange, unusual and unexpected.

    The grand finale (and new for 2017) is the gigantic Time Warp Dance performed in front of the Theatre of the Living Arts at 4th & South. As the lights of the festival go down, the party moves to the TLA where Transylvanian Nipple Productions will stage their live stage show with the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's just a jump to the left - and then a step to the right. Philadelphia here we go…as they say, “only on South Street!”

    South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public. For updated line-ups and information, visit southstreet.com and South Street Headhouse District on Facebook.



    You had an independent film vision you loved. Everyone told you "No" but you said "Yes." You were courageous and determined to see your independent film come to fruition with hard work and determination. The Philadelphia Independent Film Awards celebrates forward-looking filmmakers like you. These film awards are for YOU...

    philadelphiaindependentfilmawards.com

    PJFF CINEMONDAYS 2017 March 20th - May 8, 2017


    PJFF CINEMONDAYS features six new films that exemplify the best in Jewish International Cinema. From Israel’s 2016 box office sensation THE WOMEN’S BALCONY and the Arab-Israeli knockout IN BETWEEN, to the Hungarian arthouse masterwork 1945 and the inspirational FANNY’S JOURNEY and BIG SONIA, you will love spending Monday evenings with PJFF this spring. Want another reason to make room on your calendar? PJFF is one of only a handful of Festivals in the world to offer filmgoers a sneak peek at Joseph Cedar’s highly-anticipated follow-up to Footnote. Our exclusive preview screening of Cedar’s NORMAN stars Philly-born Richard Gere alongside an ensemble cast including Lior Ashkenazi, Hank Azaria, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michael Sheen and PJFF alumnus, Neta Riskin.

     2017 CineMondays Schedule of Films

    Click for Film Synopsis

    Join After Screen Happy Hour at City Diner (Broad & South) College students with valid ID can attend for free.



    Philadelphia Environmental Film Fest
    April 21-23, 2017


    The inaugural Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will showcase dozens of entertaining and powerful new international and regional shorts and features that celebrate natural beauty and raise awareness about our impact on the earth. Come out and be inspired, vote for your favorite films, and participate in evening Q&A with the filmmakers


     Tinsel & Tine's mini interview with
    Executive Director, Debra Wolf Goldstein and
    Artistic Director Alexandra Drobac Diagne

    T&T: "What do each of them fear most when it comes to the current Administration's views on Climate Change and the EPA. And in what ways do they hope the festival will make an impact in combating some of the regression on policies taking place?

    DWG & ADD: “We all have the responsibility to combat climate change. Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement — which took years to negotiate -- moves the United States completely in the wrong direction. We hope the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will inspire and engage people to see that our global climate problems come with creative solutions. It starts with each of us taking personal action and also insisting on responsible political action from our leaders.”

    CLICK FOR LINE UP OF ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS


    The Blog Connect Conference


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    This year we are thrilled to come together and learn how to Blog It Better. Our Keynote Speaker, Sarah Morgan, is queen of maximizing your efforts. She helps empower bloggers to maximize their content and better understand their value. This year's goal is to help you do what you do, better. Work smart not hard, right? Last year, The Blog Connect brought together 60 bloggers and tons of sponsors to create a blog learning experience. What unified us was our a passion for the side hustle, making our blogs the best they can be, and a love of meeting new blogger friends IRL – it was all about Making It Count. Find out more. This year's conference is expanding, and will kick-off with a party Saturday evening as an opportunity for attendees and speakers to get to know each other. Sunday will be a day of speakers, networking, eating, and coffee. This conference is made for anybody who has started a blog and is ready to take the next step and make it better – Blog It Better! 

    Museum of The American Revolution Opens April 19, 2017

    See Calendar listing above for more info


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    T&T's Philly Calendar & Philly Spotlight is now linked to Marciano & Macavoy

    The team at MarcianoLegal.com is committed to being active members in the community we work and live in. Philadelphia is a thriving city full of delicious food, attractions, and history. Here are some of the local blogs sharing valuable information about the city along with relatable stories from their lives... PHILLY RESOURCES FOR PHILADELPHIA



    Most Tuesdays at 3:45pm I Contribute to a Radio Program (WWDB-AM Talk 860/ iTunesRadio) That's Show Biz with Chuck Darrow  
    The show (starts at 3pm) features celebrity interviews and several contributors discussing different aspects of the entertainment industry with a slant toward Philly. T&T does the weekly movie segment LISTEN TO EACH WEEK'S PODCASTS

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      PHILLY CALENDAR BACKSTORY: 

    Tinsel & Tine's foodie posts mainly consist of a RECAP of the reception, tastings, restaurant opening, community affair, party/event - it's very Bon Vivant!

    Instead of just covering the event and posting a recap, I'm managing this PHILLY EVENTS CALENDAR to promote small organizations and businesses hosting Food, Film, Music, Community, Art/Fashion & Theater Happenings.

    The calendar is public and placed at the footer of every Tinsel & Tine post -
    so it's hard to miss!


    Tinsel & Tine's Philly Event Calendar Listings is FREE!
    However, an invite to the event is always welcome :)

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    Food n Film: BURNT

    Food n Film: BURNT
    Bradley Cooper has more than charisma, he has an over abundance of Chi, which radiates out from him; so for me, this role as temperamental and damaged chef Adam Jones, who also inspires great love and admiration from those around him, works on the level of characterization. In fact, I think he's among a very short list of actors who would be able to pull off being so self-involved and yet likable. Doesn't hurt that he really speaks French too! READ POST

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    Food n Film: CHEF

    Food n Film: CHEF
    Much of the movie centers around the father/son relationship, and how much they learn from each other. But the real star of the film is all the food preparation, every other scene made me groan with want of everything up on that screen! Particularly the perfectly roasted and rubbed brisket, the crispy fat of the pork belly, sizzling bacon and the much ballyhooed Chocolate Lava Cake. READ POST

    CITY OF GOLD

    CITY OF GOLD
    The key to deciphering both the city it beautifully depicts and the man who eats it best - City of Gold


    By Tinsel & Tine Contributor Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)

    What Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times food critic/writer, has done for food writing journalism and for the restaurants that he loves, the movie, City of Gold has done for Jonathan Gold and Los Angeles and its surrounding environs – it has planted taco covered kisses on them... READ POST

    Food n Film: CHOCOLAT

    Food n Film: CHOCOLAT
    If you’re a foodie movie lover who saw Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred Foot Journey (see T&T post), this summer you may be wondering what delicious visual journey might be awaiting you in the theater next. Well, how about a look back at his film Chocolat (2000), which stars French actress Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp. Hallström’s has a special talent for turning cooking into a dramatic movie journey...READ MORE

    Food n Film: THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY

    ...young Hassan, a soulful-eyed boy with lush, thick eye lashes, places his face into the sea urchin basket, and breathes in the exotic briny scent. He sticks his fingers into the aquatic ooze, takes it to his mouth and is transfixed by the taste. The vendor, oblivious to the thrusting arms of frenzied women, notices the boy and realizes he is the only one worthy of this oceanic prize; he is the one who can “truly taste.” ... READ MORE

    Food n Film: JULIE & JULIA

    Food n Film: JULIE & JULIA
    Personally, I like the unevenness of it, because I fell in love with the post World War II, Parisian sights, sounds, food and romance between Julia and Paul. I always felt a bit jarred back into reality when the scenes returned to Julie's meltdowns and cramped kitchen.READ POST

    Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE

    Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE
    Six months into my 38th year of this life, I had my first panic attack. I didn't know that's what it was until months later. Symptom after symptom starting piling up on me until there were days I could no longer move my arms or neck. The doctors told me I was suffering from an auto-immune condition that they felt was most likely Lupus. And so began my much deeper journey and exploration into the world of spirit, alternative medicine, yoga, meditation and Eat, Pray, Love. READ POST

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    Food n Film: TODAY'S SPECIAL

    Food n Film: TODAY'S SPECIAL
    With a film like this, food plays a main character in the story and I was lucky enough to get an interview with the film's Food Stylist, Janine Kalesis.READ POST

    Food n Film: WAITRESS

    Food n Film: WAITRESS
    In this 2007 film, Keri Russell stars as Jenna - a desolate diner waitress seeking solace in the art of pie-making. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, she’s eager to escape her husband and her small-town hell and sets about to make a run for it by entering an out of town pie baking contest. READ POST

    Food n Film: BABETTE'S FEAST

    Food n Film: BABETTE'S FEAST
    Those of us in attendance were not only given the opportunity to see Babette's Feast, the Oscar winning, Danish film, considered one of the all-time great "food films"; we also got to taste Babette's menu! READ POST

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    Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

    Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

    Why don't we pay on a scale?

    A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
    Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
    Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
    A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

    You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
    Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
    Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

    Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

    Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?
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