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NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 5 – Indie filmmaking in NEPA

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 5 – Indie filmmaking in NEPA
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Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics.

Each week, the unedited and uncensored podcast features Rich Howells, NEPA Scene founder and editor; Mark Dennebaum, president and owner of TwentyFiveEight Studios; Lauren Quirolgico, commercial and content strategist at Lavelle Strategy Group and editor at TwentyFiveEight; and in the control room, Jimmy Reynolds, a musician, teacher, and lead audio engineer at TwentyFiveEight. Every episode streams on SoundCloud and

Our guests in this episode, Jeff Fowler and Jer Tobin of Community Film Project and Big Idea Photo and Video Productions, talk about their latest project, what it takes to be an indie filmmaker in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the challenges of making low-budget films, what types of movies come out of the area, what local audiences look for, and presenting a film festival in Scranton. A bit of history about the area as portrayed in the media and entertainment is discussed as well.

To watch the short film that Fowler and Tobin refer to in the podcast called “Selfie Nation,” click here.

Photo by Tom Bonomo/Eyedesignstudios