Category: Films and Television

Kionte Storey, Wounded Marine Corporal – The Film

We are making a film about Kionte Storey, a Wounded Marine Corporal who lost a leg in Afghanistan but who now trains every day in hopes of gaining a spot on the International Paralympic Team. Kionte’s message is a powerful, inspirational and hopeful one. He travels frequently to visit with other wounded veterans and the […]

Berlin Film Review: “Nobody Wants the Night,” starring Juliette Binoche from Director Isabel Coixet

“Nobody Wants the Night,” (“Nadie Quiere La Noche”) starring Juliette Binoche as Josephine Peary, Rinko Kikuchi as Allaka and Gabriel Byrne as Bram from one of the Berlinale’s darling directors, Isabel Coixet, should be a mesmerizing, engaging big-vista adventure. Although the film is beautifully shot against breathtaking vistas, features some of this generation’s finest actors, […]

Kionte Storey, Athlete, Hero, Inspirational Veteran

(photos and video by Cirina Catania) We are producing a documentary film about, Kionte Storey, a retired Marine who trains every day in the hopes of landing a place on the Paralympic track team. I’ve been covering him for the last few months and am constantly amazed at his endurance, focus and positive outlook on […]

Westdoc 2013 – Peter Hamilton & Ed Hersh Rock the Producer’s Master Class

If the next three days of Westdoc 2013 are as productive as the opening Producer’s Master Class with Peter Hamilton and Ed Hersh, participants better exercise their note-taking skills. Yesterday’s energetic and knowledgable presentation entitled, “The Key Success Factors in Nonfiction Programming,” dove into background research on the non-fiction landscape and immediately turned to a […]

Digital Production BuZZ, Producer’s Corner, June 27, 2013

BuZZ producer Cirina Catania on diversity, digital makeup, MacPro, CUDA, motion graphics, contemporary jazz, and all things creative.

Civolution Monitoring Media Highway

Host Cirina Catania talks with Alex Terpstra, CEO of Civolution about fingerprinting, watermarking and media interaction and learns more about how copyright is protected by these technological solutions.

Tim Samaras, son Paul and friend Carl Young Killed in Oklahoma Tornado

The storm won. Tim Samaras, his son, Paul and their long-time friend Carl Young were killed in the EF-3 El Reno tornado on Friday. We will miss them. He was the great one, the mentor, the careful one, the funny and serious one who always took care of those around him. Tim was always alert. […]

Vizrt and Zeebox partner to integrate second-screen interactive experiences into live TV shows

Vizrt Ltd. and Zeebox announced today a partnership that allows broadcasters and program makers to integrate interactive second screen experiences into live TV shows.