Beneath the Harvest Sky Filmmakers Workshop with Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly
Award-winning filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly will share their experiences as Maine-based artists and their innovative process of successfully making documentary and narrative films in the state of Maine. Their new feature film, BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired for release by Tribeca Films. Recently, they were also chosen for Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch” list and signed by UTA.
Gaudet and Pullapilly also made the Emmy-nominated documentary feature, THE WAY WE GET BY, on the Maine Troop Greeters of Bangor, Maine. The film won 18 festival awards, played in over 60 theaters across the country, and aired on the critically acclaimed PBS program POV in 2009 and 2010.
Gaudet and Pullapilly will share their experiences in the research and writing, pre-production, production, and post-production process as well as their strategies for marketing and releasing BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY nationwide. In the past, they have spoken on panels for Film Independent in Los Angeles, IFP in New York City, Silverdocs in Washington D.C., the Toronto International Film Festival, and traveled to Australia to be film mentors for the HIVE LABS.
Following the event, the filmmakers will take part in a Q&A following each of the evening screenings of BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY at Nickelodeon Cinemas.
This workshop has been underwritten with generous sponsorship from the Maine Film Office, with promotional support provided by the Maine Film & Video Association.