February 1, 2010
On February 5th, REELATE will celebrate the accomplishments of our first seven storyteller-documentarians, and their worthy subjects. The celebration will include screenings of each of the micro-documentaries which range in length from two minutes to nine minutes. The celebration will also include opportunities for the public to meet and mingle with the filmmakers, the film-subjects and interact about the films themselves.
The filmmakers include Kim Ann Pfau, Alyssa Pearson, Alex Robbins, Joe Seibert, Dara Harper, Jay Oldaker and Andrew Rudd.
The stories include profiles of local community-oriented artists, a grass-roots organizer, local art adovactes, a Latina-American woman finding home and identity in Canton, Ohio and a cowboy filmmaker who once won a national contest for his Westerns.
The event will be held in the Cormony Development Space downtown from 6 to 9 pm in concert with First Friday. The public is invited.
All of the films can be viewed on the website REELATE.ORG. Reelate is a community-building initiative that helps local story-tellers, create micro-documentaries and screen them for local audiences on the web.
December 12, 2009
You won't want to miss this week's reelate release. Local filmmaker Joe Siebert and local Cinematographer John Pope (two of the region's finest) collaborate to tell the story of Len Zaleski, a Stark Countian who made some movies of his own many years ago. The Real BOLD BADMEN is the kind of short film that you'll want to watch again and tell your friends about. And if you're like me, you'll want to get to know Len Zaleski better.
After a long year of gestation, reelate stories are finally starting to emerge. The reelate founders, volunteers and storytellers have been working hard all year. Seven storytellers have been working on mini-docs for many months, and the first story has just arrived on the web. The story can be found by going to the reelate website:
Kim Ann is also involved as a reelate storyteller, developing a story on Cantonian John Ewing, who now curates the prestigious Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art, but got his start showing and promoting movies in the Stark County Library System. Her story will premiere at the Reelate Celebration early next year.
January 7, 2009
Arts in Stark, Stark County's local community arts council has awarded REELATE the full micro-grant requested for the pilot program starting in January.
Arts in Stark restructured their funding several years ago and has been aggressively investing in arts opportunities all over the county and to great effect. You can check out many of the projects they've funded at their website:
Malone University, Shout It Louder! and Scribblewerks have also partnered to support Reelate in the initial cycle of storyteller training. Over the next year, up to twenty storytellers will work together to develop stories about Stark County people for Stark County audiences.
We help local storytellers make micro-documentaries and screen
them on the web.