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“Helium” Directed by Emile Doucette

“Helium” is another highlight screened at the Red Shed Film Festival from local filmmaker Emile Doucette

To read more about the Red Shed Film Festival see previous posts on GMG:

Red Shed Film Festival Highlights



Winners Announced 2013 Rockport Short Film Festival People’s Choice Awards

Rockport Art Festivals Blog ~

Rockport Festivals is pleased to announce that two films received the inaugural Motif 1 Short Film Fest People’s Choice award(s):

Homemade Parade by Emile Doucette BomBom Butterflies by Kim Smith


Wow! What a great first year for the first Motif 1 Short Film Fest! We had some great submissions, ranging on topics from the launch of an Essex-built schooner to the legend of the Gloucester Sea Serpent. The following eight short films were chosen for the first Motif 1 Short Film Fest:

Launch Day of the Schooner Ardelle
by Len Burgess
What do You Love About Cape Ann?
by Mike Kelly
BomBom Butterflies
by Kim Smith
Gloucester Sea Serpent
by Doctor Colonel Gonzo
No More Gloomy Sundays
by Robert Newton
New England Blood
by Dylan/Ladds
Homemade Parade
by Emile Doucette
Thacher Island Nature Reserve Sunrise

by Ron Rismen

Two screenings were held at the annual Motif No.1 Festival in Rockport, one on Friday, May 17th and another on Saturday, May 18th, with Twin Lights soda courtesy of Rockport’s own Thomas Wilson Beverage Co. at both screenings. Viewers were asked to vote for their favorite film (if they felt so inclined — voting was entirely optional). Across the ballots all the films received great feedback, with one voter checking off every single option with the comment that each one was a favorite. But in the end, two films emerged as the front runners with both receiving the same number of votes.

Read more about the event at Rockport Art Festivals

Motif No.1 Short Film Festival

The newest element of Rockport Motif No.1 Festival is the Short Film Festival. Festival organizer and GMG’s Sarah Kelly writes that, “one of the goals of the festival is to help create grass-roots interest in Rockport as a place to work across the arts, and as a place that encourages working artists outside a historical context.”

All the short film entries accepted are screening on both Friday and Saturday. On Friday at 7:30pm at the Rockport Community House hear filmmaker Emile Doucette talk about his work and his short film “Homemade Parade” which captures the unique spirit of Cape Ann. On Saturday, at the Old Firehouse Trust, the screening events begin at 3pm. I will be giving a brief talk about my BomBom Butterflies short film and forthcoming film, Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly.

I am so excited to have been invited to be part of the first ever Rockport Short Film Festival and I hope to see you there!!

Friday, May 17th at the Rockport Community House Brown bag community supper, 5K race packet pickup & Motif 1 Short Film Festival Screening 7pm. Bring your supper (optional) to enjoy with friends and neighbors while checking out our 45-minute screening of short films. And if you’re registered for the Motif 1 Day 5K, you can pick up your race packet and number too! Filmmaker Emile Doucette will be on hand to talk about his work and his short film “Homemade Parade” which captures the unique spirit of Cape Ann.

Saturday, May 18th at 3 pm

Motif 1 Short Film Festival Screening in the Old Firehouse Trust.

Your Motif No.1 Day Festival Guide HERE on GMG!


Gloucester Film Maker Emile Doucette & Co Are At It Again! His 100 Hour Film Is In The Running

100 Hour Film Race 2011 Top Films

His film has made the top 20 and if you feel they deserve your vote you can support their efforts by clicking the ballot below

The top films created for the 100 Hour Film Race 2011, a competition that challenges filmmakers to create short films in just 100 hours based on a theme, action, and prop assignment.

Click here to vote and help determine the Audience Award!

The winners and awards will be announced by November 18, 2011.  Good luck to the filmmakers competing!


Our Local Boy Emile Doucette To Premiere His First Feature Length Film At Kendal Square Cinema April 7th


Birth of a Party: Booze, Pot, & Tea Party Politics in the Big Easy

April 7th 7:30pm at the Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge, MA

View The Trailer


We are extending a special invitation to you for the World Premiere Screening of the groundbreaking documentary, “Birth of a Party”. Our hope is that the film will entertain, inform, and make you laugh. Following the film there will be a social mixer at Tommy Doyles Pub across the street from the theater.  Then let us know what you think! Good or bad, the possibility of a review / quote regarding the film would be immeasurably helpful. This is an independently produced and financed endeavor and we need grassroots support.

Come support our local community and enjoy a unique film.

Tickets are $10 and will be on sale starting March 29th at www.landmarktheatres.com

Thank you and we hope very much to see you there!

Emile Doucette, Director


Learn more about the film and it’s director below, or go to www.BIRTHOFAPARTYmovie.com for more info.

The Film:

Due to the rise of the Tea Party Movement in the United States, there has been a resurgence among conservatives to establish a Third Party to compete against Democrats and Republicans.

Birth of a Party is a “fly on the wall” documentary film that offers an inside look at grassroots politics. Jesse, John & Brad are Tea Party activists who attend Conservative Party USA’s three day inaugural convention in New Orleans. Through a haze of drugs and alcohol they present a unique and comedic perspective on how a third Party struggles for relevance in America’s two party system.

The Director:

Birth of a Party is the first full-length feature film of local up-and-coming director, Emile Doucette.

Emile has made a name for himself both domestically and internationally with his award-winning short documentaries and music videos.

Take a look at “Homemade Parade” or “The Greasy Pole” to see what all the buzz is about.

Emile Doucette – director – shooter – editor

Local Ad Company Makes National Music Video For Guster

My childhood buddy Jonathan Cahill- AKA Abby Joy Cahill’s older brother writes-

Hey Joey,

Some breaking news for you:

Universal Republic Records has chosen Chad Carlberg, owner of Bait & Tackle Ad Company in Gloucester, MA,  and director with Production Blue, to create the new music video for Guster’s new single “Do You Love Me?” Chad Carlberg and Gloucester-based visual artist Jon Sarkin have begun collaboration on the project. Chad and Jon have been friends and have worked on a number of projects together for ten years. Chad and Guster drummer Brian Rosenworcel have been longtime friends as well.
Two months ago, Brian was talking to Chad about needing artwork for a new album (in two weeks!) and still had no artist. Chad suggested Jon Sarkin. Sarkin has work in the private collections of Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro and Diane Von Furstenberg. He has shown at Diane von Furstenberg, The DeCordova and others (see www.jsarkin.com for more), has been featured in three BBC documnetary films, an ABC Medical Mysteries, articles in GQ, Vanity Fair, Readers Digest, etc. Brian loved the idea, and a few days later the band was on-board and Sarkin was off and running on the album cover and all art for album.
Shortly thereafter, Brian asked Chad to direct one of the 12 songs off the new album for a web video. Chad chose the single “Do You Love Me?” But Brian called back later and recommended picking another song because the single was getting a real budget and would be done only by a director with Universal’s approval. But Chad was up to the challenge and said, “Let me try.” He wrote five treatments, and created a video page for his pitch of demo work. Even though he had Brian in his corner, Brian had no influence over Universal, who held the purse strings.
As it turned out, Universal and the band members loved the idea that Chad pitched using Sarkin as part of the video. This pitch video was based on a test Chad previously made with Sarkin and noted musician, Sten Bowen who also co-directed with Chad on this project.
Under Chad Carlberg’s direction, this is the first major Production Blue project, (Bait & Tackle Ad Company’s new, high-end production partner). Chad is assisted by Emile Doucette, Bait & Tackle’s Technical Director and Tom Papows, Camera Operator.
See video here about the idea for the music video and the Carlberg/Sarkin/Guster relationship:

All Three 2009 Greasy Pole Winning Walks On Video Only Here On GMG

2009 Friday Greasy Pole winner Jason Favaloro

video from Mike Lindberg

Stew McGillivray Sunday 2009-

click pic for video

Stew McGillray 2009 Sunday Greasy Pole Win Video From Greasy Pole Doc

Joe Stalline wins Saturday 2009 Greasy Pole Video from Mike Lindberg-

Joe Stalline wins Saturday’s Greasy Pole.

For some great shots by Sharon click here.

The Boston 48 Hour Film Project Featuring Local Bait and Tackle’s Award Winning Entry

From Emile Doucette-If you wanna see Joan and Sperry kick the bucket on the big screen, 06-14-10 is the screening for CROP COPS at the Boston 48HR Film Project.
Best of the Boston 48HFP

Monday, June 14th


Kendall Square Cinema, One Kendall Square, Cambridge

$10 (Purchase them here…)

The line-up:
(films will not play in this order)
– "Brokour" by 20 Seconds To Midnight…
– "Crop Cops Episode 12: Diamond in the Roughage" by Bait & Tackle
– "The Crossing" by Team Torpor
– "Every Buddy Dies" by Really.
– "Fat Cops" by ImprovBoston
– "For a Few Flowers More" by Albatross
– "404bidden_Love" by Wax Idiotical Films
– "Get the Balance Right" by Stand Up Mandy
– "Gro2" by the Butler’s Banjo
– "Luke Discovers the Ability to Time Travel into the Future in Fifteen Second Intervals" by Baugh Klemm’s Tea Party
– "No Choice" by Bastards Inc.
– "Pest Control" by Moose Films
– "Pie Heist" by Playomatic
– "Soccer Moms: The Musical" by New Tricks Productions
– "Through Thick and Thin" by Daily Routine
– "Winston and Wilma" by We’re Making a Movie
Best Film of the Boston 48HFP and other judges’ awards will be unveiled at the end of the screening.

G-GAP IV (Gloucester Guerilla Art Project)This Monday Night!

MONDAY, APRIL 26 @ 7:30PM Cape Ann Community Cinema

Join us for the fourth “G-GAP” (Gloucester Guerilla Art Project) as we present on our screen the work of the following wicked talented folks:

DAVID COX – back shore surf pictures set to Willie “Loco” Alexander’s song “Bass Rocks”

JAY ALBERT – A “St. Peter & Mother Nature” photo show, featuring the song “The Sunset” by Stephan Carroll, written especially for G-GAP

STEVE BORICHEVSKY – A breathtaking “Gloucester: Land, Sea & Air” photo show

EMILE DOUCETTE – Three short films: “Hold” (a 2009 48-Hour Film competition entry featuring the voice of comedian Jonathan Katz); “Pallino” (a 2010 24-Hour Film competition entry); “Homemade Parade” (about the Lanesville 4th Of July Parade and made for the 5-Day Doc Challenge in which “The Greasy Pole” also competed)

Cover’s just $7.00, and we give money from every ticket sold to the effort to repair Gloucester High School’s Newell Stadium. It’s a fun, all-local night out, and we hope you’ll join us and be a part of it!

From Emile Doucette- Daniel

From Emile Doucette:

“This weekend CoffeeBlack Productions, the team responsible for the Greasy Pole Documentary (greasypoledoc.com), competed in the Boston Film Race. Teams are given a theme and surprise element (this year’s were RENT and A LIGHTBULB), and have just 24 hours to submit a completed short film (the film cannot exceed 3 1/2 minutes).
After 24 hours of hard work we completed our film, titled ‘Daniel’. The film, shot entirely in Gloucester, is something of a sequel to ‘Leonard’, our entry in last year’s film race (last year’s required elements were DATING and FLUFFING A PILLOW). ‘Leonard’ took home 5 awards last year, and we’re hoping to scoop up some awards with ‘Daniel’ this year.  I’ll probably write about the experience in more detail in the near future, but after staying up for 40+ hours, I need a break today.”

Links to the 2 films can be found below.

Daniel: http://www.vimeo.com/5665074

Leonard: http://blip.tv/file/2332762

Stew McGillivray- Sunday Greasy Pole Champ 09

In a video with 86 Greasy Pole Champ Scotty Clayton earlier this week Scott predicted a win for Stew McGillivray. Scotty said “He’s hungry”
Good call Scotty

Stew McGillivray Sunday 09 Greasy Pole Champ

Stew McGillivray Sunday 09 Greasy Pole Champ

Stew McGillivray Sunday 09 Greasy Pole Champ

Stew McGillivray Sunday 09 Greasy Pole Champ

I think I see Emile Doucette in the water with his video camera.  If that is the case then we can expect some incredible footage as he is right there next to Stew in this pic as he hits the water with the flag.

GGAP Artists’ Work showcasing Greasy Pole makes international fest finals

By Quinn Allen-Wardell
Gloucester Daily Times Staff Writer

The Greasy Pole walks synonymous with the sporting side of Gloucester’s annual St. Peter’s Fiesta is about to be showcased on the international stage — at least on film.

Four Cape Ann residents are on their way this weekend to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto, where they will present a film they made on the annual Greasy Pole event.

Along with 11 other teams, the Gloucester-based filmmaking group of Michael Pallazola, Emile Doucette, Tom Papows and Brian Wright was named a finalist in the International Documentary Challenge, a timed filmmaking competition in which teams have five days to make a documentary that runs between 4 and 7 minutes in length. The dozen finalists were picked from 142 competitors based in 16 countries….. Read more here

Good luck Guys! Everyone at GMG will be rooting for you!

GMG Q&A- Emile Doucette

Bait and Tackle

Bait and Tackle

Emile Doucette is one of the original Gloucester Guerillas.  He displayed some of the work from Bait and Tackle ad agency at the second Block Party and also the first GGAP presentation at Cape Ann Community Cinema.

Emile, Chad Carlberg and the Bait and Tackle crew recently won an award for the short picture film Daughters of Dogtown which we showed at the first GGAP officially sanctioned event.

He is an amazing videographer and editor and we’re gonna blow the roof off this summer with some big time Guerilla style Art projects (stay tuned)!

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

Since I was 2.

What is your favorite season in Gloucester?


Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get

The UMASS marine station at Hodgkins Cove.

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

Lat 43.

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Pilot House.

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Lanesville 4th of July Parade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BfXgK5brhE)

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?


Who is your favorite local artist?

John Sarkin.

Which is your favorite local beach?

Plum Cove.

Who has the best chowder in town?

Capt. Carlos.

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?


What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

Awesome, but lets have more live music.

What is your favorite local band?

Mine. (http://www.myspace.com/backbeatband)

Jay, Joey, and Emile At Cape Ann Community Cinema

Three out of the four presenters from the First Gloucester Guerilla Art Project Presentation at Cape Ann Community Cinema.  Missing is Rob Newton and Mark Teiwes.  We will be putting another show together for January.  As you can see we had lots of fun that night and we’re looking forward to much more.

Arts, originally uploaded by bmanpitt.

Thanks Brian for the picture.