In this episode we visit Chuck Tryon (The Chutry Experiment) in North Carolina, then take a food break at a roadside restaurant, and continue on to Atlanta. Atlanta Part 1 features a walk in the park with Noralil Ryan Fores (ShortEnd Magazine, we'll see more of Fores in Episode 3), and an interview with Gabe Wardell (Gabe's Declaration of Principles) & Paula Martinez (Paula's After Thoughts) who are directors of the Atlanta Film Festival. Topics discussed include: roles blogs play in keeping in touch with film culture in big cities, positive and negative sides of the blog revolution.
In each episode we will visit one or more cities & speak with one or more film bloggers about their work, the film blogging scene/community, & related maters.Episode 1 - 4/13/09Episode 2 - 5/20/09Episode 3 - Early JuneOther Episodes Coming Soon Here is a part of the official description for the entire show (a feature length/95 min. documentary): In the feature length documentary Indie Film Blogger Road Trip independent filmmaker & blogger Sujewa Ekanayake (Date Number One, DIY Filmmaker Sujewa blog) travels to several U.S. East Coast cities in the Summer of 2008 and discusses the thriving world of indie film journalism on the web, related Internet writings & other matters relevant to the indie film community with over a dozen bloggers who write about indie film and or media professionals who rely on indie film blogs to accomplish their daily work.Indie Film Blogger Road Trip features: Anthony Kaufman (indieWIRE, Village Voice, Anthony Kaufman's blog), Brandon Harris (Cinema Echo Chamber, Hammer to Nail, Spout, Filmmaker Magazine), Stu VanAirsdale (The Reeler, Defamer), Melissa Silverstein (Women and Hollywood), Erica Ginsberg (Docs In Progress, Docs Interactive), Chuck Tryon (The Chutry Experiment, Newcritics, Fayetteville State University), Gabe Wardell (Atlanta Film Festival, Gabe's Declaration of Principles, ATL 365 blog), Paula Martinez (Atlanta Film Festival, Paula's After Thoughts), Tambay Obenson (The Obenson Report, Beautiful Things), Noralil Ryan Fores (ShortEnd Magazine), Armando Valle (Horror 101, Armando Valle blog), KJ Mohr (National Museum of Women in the Arts, My World Bank Lunches), and Brian Geldin (The Film Panel Notetaker). Film was produced, directed, videotaped, edited by Sujewa Ekanayake, and features music by Kevin MacLeod. Indie Film Blogger Road Trip is a warm, multi-faceted, reflective introduction to - and a celebration of - a young, influential 21st century creative community.Indie Film Blogger Road Trip had its World Premiere at Anthology Film Archives in New York City on February 17, 2009.IFBRT Copyright 2008 Sujewa Ekanayake/Wild Diner Films.