When musician Shawn Burkett became a father, he wanted to stay closer to home. So he turned to another artistic pursuit: filmmaking. Along with his friend and collaborator, Ryan Stacy, Burkett formed Concept Media, and the company released its first film, Midsummer Nightmares earlier in 2011.
Here Burkett and Concept Media actress Ayse Howard discuss their start in film and the new projects they'll be working on in 2012.
A documentary by two Ohio filmmakers has been selected as one of 25 films that will be added to the 2011 National Film Registry. As WYSO's Emily McCord reports, it joins movies like Bambi and Forrest Gump as a film worthy of preservation by the Library of Congress.
This episode features Dr. Robert Arceci, the current director of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins University, editor-in-chief of Pediatric Blood and Cancer magazine, and the creator of A Lion in the House, an Emmy-Award winning documentary released in 2006 that provides the unique perspectives of pediatric patients with cancer who come from starkly varying socioeconomic backgrounds.
The sixth annual Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival starts next Friday, September 23rd . And this is the only time many of these films will be screened in Ohio. Festival founder and director Jonathan McNeal sat down with WYSO Community Voices Producer Liz Cambron – to talk about some of his personal favorites.