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CINEMATOGRAPHER BEN KALSULKE INTERVIEWED ON ART ZONE WITH NANCY GUPPY
December 15, 2011, 12:52 pm
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Art Zone
This week on Art Zone award winning local cinematographer Ben Kasulke (Humpday, Safety Not Guaranteed) swaps roles with a cameraman.  During his interview, Kasulke shares his thoughts on the art of filmmaking.  He strongly believes that “the epicenter of American movie-making is not New York or L.A.” and goes on to say “you’re going to find wonderful, wonderful films and filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest.”

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LOCAL SHORT FILM WINS AWARD AT SXSW FILM FESTIVAL

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Local filmmaker Travis Senger’s short documentary White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug was awarded as a runner-up winner in the Documentary Shorts category at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The film was shot by Sean Porter and edited by Michelle Witten (who also recently edited and co-produced Wheedle’s Groove, the Seattle soul music documentary directed by Jennifer Maas). Additionally, Guy Maddin’s Night Mayor, which was shot by local cinematographer Benjamin Kasulke, won the award for best Experimental Short. The awards were announced last night after the film conference portion of the SXSW Film Festival came to a close. Read the full list of award winners at the above link.



THE FREEBIE TO SCREEN AT SXSW FILM FESTIVAL
February 4, 2010, 12:26 pm
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Katie Aselton’s The Freebie, shot by Seattleite Ben Kasulke and starring local Sean Nelson, will screen at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival in Austin next month. The film is among the 119 features set to screen during the nine day fest, which overlaps with the popular music and interactive events at SXSW. The Freebie, executive produced by Aselton and Mark Duplass, premired at Sundance last month.



INDIEWIRE INTERVIEWS DIRECTOR OF THE FREEBIE, SHOT BY LOCAL FILMMAKER

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Actress Katie Aselton is taking the Sundance stage next week with The Freebie, her first film as a director. Her husband, Mumblecore royalty Mark Duplass, encouraged Aselton to do what he and his brother did several years ago with The Puffy Chair. And like Puffy, Aselton’s film is debuting at this year’s Sundance in its new NEXT section. The film was shot by local cinematographer Benjamin Kasulke (Humpday, Walking to Werner, Brand Upon the Brain!) and edited by Nat Sanders (Humpday, $5 Cover: Seattle) Click the above link to read the full interview.



KICK-OFF PARTY FOR SEBASTOPOL: “A NIGHT IN SEATTLE; A SHOOT IN UKRAINE”

Cascadia Film Collective
Cascadia Film Collective presents the newly planned production, Sebastopol, a feature film by directed and writer Daniel Gildark and Grant Cogswell (CTHULHU), producer Patrick Alan Taylor and cinematographer Ben Kasulke ($5 Cover, Humpday). Based on a first-person account by a Seattle writer and filmmaker, Sebastopol is a dark romantic comedy about a Boeing engineer who rendezvous in Ukraine with a woman he met on the Internet. The event will feature songs by the film’s co-star Ade’, with piano by Ryan Gorman and a special appearance by Mike Spine and will be held on September 20 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Vermillion Gallery. Email RSVP@cascadiafilmcollective.com to make a free reservation.