As filmmakers, we sometimes get so concerned with what film festivals can do for us and for our films that we forget about what our films can do for the festivals, and more importantly, for their local audiences. This year more than ever, I’ve seen festivals in communities around the world overcome violence, natural disasters and other communal sources of anxiety to put on amazing celebrations of cinema. They’re helping to spark conversations, rebuild damaged economies and in general just get people celebrating again with their neighbors, friends and visiting filmmakers. Read MoreRead More
Denver native Emilie Upczak moved to Trinidad and Tobago and became Creative Director of the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival where she worked for ten years. At that time, she not only helped set up the only Caribbean Film Industry Center but began making a fiction feature film about human trafficking.Read More
Moving Parts' cinematographer, Nancy Schreiber, ASC, is an award-winning cinematographer based in both New York and Los Angeles. She was the fourth woman ever voted into membership into the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers. She was recently the recipient of the ASC President’s Award, the first woman in the 98 year history of the organization.Read More
CreativeTT | 11 July, 2016
If you’re in the local filmmaking circuit, you must know Emilie Upczak. The Trinidad-based, American-born filmmaker just wrapped her debut feature, Moving Parts, a personal drama that maps the story of one woman’s journey and her integration into a new environment. The film, which deals with the sensitive topic of human trafficking in the Caribbean, boasts a cast and crew of local and international talent.Read More
ScreenDaily | 7 June, 2016
Production is underway in the Caribbean island nation on the personal drama from Trinidad-based, US director Emilie Upczak.
Moving Parts charts the story of one woman’s journey and her integration into a new environment, ultimately recounting how she found her way back to herself.Read More