NEPA Scene Staff

Filmed in NEPA, indie movie ‘F-Word’ premieres at Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming on Nov. 6

Filmed in NEPA, indie movie ‘F-Word’ premieres at Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming on Nov. 6

From a press release: When local movie fans watch the premiere of “F-Word” at the Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming this weekend, many will recognize the film’s locations – and the cast. The new feature film was shot on location in Northeastern Pennsylvania last year with local talent. Co-written by Heidi Germaine Schnappauf and Mike […]

 The Conversation

3 lessons learned from horror pioneer George A. Romero in these scary times

3 lessons learned from horror pioneer George A. Romero in these scary times

I’m no fan of horror movies. At least I wasn’t until I moved from Hollywood back to my hometown of Pittsburgh, where I met the legendary independent filmmaker George Romero, best known as the inventor of the modern-day zombie and movies like “Night of the Living Dead.” I had avoided seeing George’s movies for two […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton-produced Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ now streaming for free

Scranton-produced Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ now streaming for free

Nine years after its release, an hour-long documentary on the fascinating life of actor and playwright Jason Miller called “Miller’s Tale” is now streaming for free online. On Saturday, independent filmmaker and Scranton native Rebecca Ferris posted a short message on the film’s Facebook page following recent news of the spread of coronavirus in Pennsylvania. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Clerks’ star Brian O’Halloran serves as a celebrity bartender at Food & Fire in Moosic on Jan. 30

‘Clerks’ star Brian O’Halloran serves as a celebrity bartender at Food & Fire in Moosic on Jan. 30

From a press release: Just because he’ll serve you doesn’t mean he’ll like you. Actor Brian O’Halloran, best known for playing the character of Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith’s “Clerks” films, and “Mr. Hush” writer/director David Lee Madison will be celebrity bartenders at Food & Fire BBQ Taphouse in Moosic this Thursday, Jan. 30. O’Halloran […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston stuntwoman-turned-director completing NEPA film ‘F-Word’ with Kickstarter campaign

Kingston stuntwoman-turned-director completing NEPA film ‘F-Word’ with Kickstarter campaign

From a press release: Long after the director yells “Cut!” on any film, there’s still plenty of post-production work to do, and that work requires funding. To finish a movie written, filmed, and set in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a local filmmaker is asking for tax-deductible donations via Kickstarter to make her vision a reality before time […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

In addition to showing dozens of films that will be brand new to most attendees, the NEPA Horror Film Festival will bring in the creative team behind one of the strangest cult classics of the 1980s. As announced exclusively on NEPA Scene back in May, “Basket Case” writer/director Frank Henenlotter and the star of the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Basket Case’ director and star will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Basket Case’ director and star will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

Following its first guest announcement last month, the NEPA Horror Film Festival is making its second celebrity guest announcement today exclusively on NEPA Scene. “Basket Case” writer/director Frank Henenlotter and the star of this twisted trilogy of cult classic films, Kevin Van Hentenryck, will both appear at the festival when it returns to the Circle […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA director screens new film ‘All in Time’ with Badlees performance at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 16

NEPA director screens new film ‘All in Time’ with Badlees performance at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 16

From a press release: Director Chris Fetchko will bring his latest film, “All in Time,” to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Oct. 16 beginning at 2 p.m. with a special live concert by Wilkes-Barre natives The Badlees and special guest Laura Shay to follow. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: An update on NEPA pizza documentary ‘Tray,’ with a new clip from Maroni’s in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: An update on NEPA pizza documentary ‘Tray,’ with a new clip from Maroni’s in Scranton

NEPA Scene was the first publication to tell you about “Tray,” a new documentary currently in production about pizza in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the region’s unique history and relationship with everyone’s favorite flatbread food. The story, which became one of the most popular articles we’ve ever published, was then picked up by many other media […]