Repository for the projects of Michael McVey, filmmaker.


Boston Fireworks — Fourth of July 2017 — A film by Michael McVey

Since the COVID-19 pandemic changed how we celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY in 2020, I am publishing my film of the 2017 Boston Fireworks Spectacular for all you patriotic Americans celebrating at home. Please stay healthy and safe. Enjoy!

Boston Fireworks — Fourth of July 2017
A film by Michael W. McVey
Featuring the music of John Philip Sousa
“La Reine de la Mer”
Performed by The United States Marine Band

Filmed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., July 4, 2017.

Copyright ©2020 by Michael W. McVey. All rights reserved.

**Please note that The Boston Pops are not featured in this film. Instead I’ve used a public domain performance of John Philip Sousa’s LA REINE DE LA MER, performed by The United States Marine Band.

The music contained in this film has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.
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THE SAME RIVER TWICE IN WARWICK, NEW YORK — A film by Michael McVey (2018)

A pure cinema, non-narrative meditation on the rural American hometown. Featuring the music of Gustav Holst. Run time: 8 minutes 55 seconds.

The Same River Twice in Warwick, New York — A film by Michael McVey (2018)

The Same River Twice in Warwick, New York
A film by Michael McVey

Official Selection of the Warwick Summer Arts Film Festival (2018)

The Planets, Op. 32 — II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace, by Gustav Holst
Performance by The USAF Heritage of America Band

Filmed in Warwick, New York, USA.
Copyright ©2018 by Michael McVey. All Rights Reserved.

Coolidge After Midnite Honors ADRIENNE BARBEAU December 2nd, 2017 at Coolidge Corner Theatre


Watch this celebratory video of actress ADRIENNE BARBEAU at Coolidge Corner Theatre’s popular night-owl movie program—Coolidge After Midnight. 

Coolidge After Midnite Honors  ADRIENNE BARBEAU — December 2ndCoolidge After Midnight honors actress, singer, and author ADRIENNE BARBEAU at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.  The Boston audience was treated to a 35mm film screening of THE FOG (1979), followed by a special award ceremony and Q&A with Ms. Barbeau.

Hosted by Mark E. Anastasio
December 2nd, 2017
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Filmed and edited by Michael McVey.

Video runtime: 39 minutes.

Copyright © 2017 by Michael McVey. All rights reserved.

The Complete STANLEY KUBRICK Exhibit at LACMA –

By Michael McVey, Skiffleboom

In March of 2013, I won a film competition in Boston and flew out to Hollywood, California to see my film screen at the Chinese Theatre. During my stay, I visited the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA. As a filmmaker and a film enthusiast, I was completely awestruck.

From November 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, LACMA visitors got a glimpse at the genius responsible for some of the finest films ever made. I documented the extraordinary collection of all things Kubrick. I transcribed the exhibit in its entirety, word for word. It was an illuminating process.

Now that the exhibit is closed, I am posting my efforts here to share with those of you who could not make the trip. While there is no experience akin to seeing it in person, I hope these photographs and transcriptions further the educational goals of this exhibit: film can be great art. Studying the masters helps us discover new ways to understand, new possibilities to explore.

This exhibition is organized by the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Christiane Kubrick and The Stanley Kubrick Archive at University of the Arts London, with the support of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Sony-Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc., Universal Studios Inc., and SK Film Archives LLC.

In Los Angeles, Stanley Kubrick is co-presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has been generously supported by Steve Tisch. Additional funding has been provided by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Violet Spitzer-Lucas and the Spitzer Family Foundation. Image: Stanley Kubrick in the interior of the space ship “Discovery”, 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001: A Space Odyssey, GB/United States 1965-68) © Warner Bros. Entertainment.

48 Hour Film Project 2012: BEST FILM Winners (by City),

This is a list of all the full-length “Best Film” winners of the 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT, 2012 (as of April 24, 2013).   These city winners were screened at Filmapalooza March 7-10, 2013 at the official 48HFP Awards Weekend.  10 of the best films of the 2012 Tour will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival‘s Short Film Corner in 2013.

Please note:  Some filmmakers opt not to post their videos.  Several filmmakers enter their 48 Hour films into various film festivals—festivals whose rules prohibit sharing their films online.  Updates to can be left in the comments, full length films only.

Compiled by Michael McVey, (Boston 2012 Best Film Winner, 48HFP – “MANNA“)

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Albuquerque: "Where Sheep May Safely Graze" by Trinidad Mustache

Albuquerque: “Where Sheep May Safely Graze” by Trinidad Mustache

Amsterdam: "Rauwtafel" by Tutti Crew

Amsterdam: “Rauwtafel” by Tutti Crew

Asheville: "Hickory Dickory Dock" by Out of State Bank

Asheville: “Hickory Dickory Dock” by Out of State Bank

Atlanta: "A Head Held High" by FUGO Studios

Atlanta: “A Head Held High” by FUGO Studios

Austin: "Don't Look at Me" by Out of State Bank

Austin: “Don’t Look at Me” by Out of State Bank

Baltimore: “Welcome To The Neighborhood” by Star Wipe Films

Baltimore: “Welcome To The Neighborhood” by Star Wipe Films

Barcelona: "Iron Man" by Los Churumbeles de Paca

Barcelona: “Iron Man” by Los Churumbeles de Paca

Belgium: "<3" by Sjoerd de Bont

Belgium: “<3” by Sjoerd de Bont

Berlin: "The Last City" by Tight Tonic

Berlin: “The Last City” by Tight Tonic

Boston: "Manna" by Skiffleboom

Boston: “Manna” by Skiffleboom

Brisbane: "The Fox & The Flightless Bird" by Team Rabriate

Brisbane: “The Fox & The Flightless Bird” by Team Rabriate

Buffalo: "Perdition" by Idle Entertainment

Buffalo: “Perdition” by Idle Entertainment

Cairo: "I'm Going to Space" by The Leaders

Cairo: “I’m Going to Space” by The Leaders

Chicago: "Module 47" by Back 40 Productions

Chicago: “Module 47” by Back 40 Productions

Columbus: "Last Call" by CineMache

Columbus: “Last Call” by CineMache

Dallas: "No Good Deed" by Bad and Classic Productions

Dallas: “No Good Deed” by Bad and Classic Productions

Delhi: "Pen Chor" by Q

Delhi: “Pen Chor” by Q

Denver: "Eleven 0 One" by Stranger Studios

Denver: “Eleven 0 One” by Stranger Studios

Des Moines: "The Last Airbander" by Slater Maxwell Productions

Des Moines: “The Last Airbander” by Slater Maxwell Productions

Detroit: "It Came from Zarnek" by Camp Super Rad Fire

Detroit: “It Came from Zarnek” by Camp Super Rad Fire

Dijon: "Pursuit" by CHapet Hill

Dijon: “Pursuit” by CHapet Hill

Dundee: "GoodNewsBurningFire: The Musical" by Little Earth Productions

Dundee: “GoodNewsBurningFire: The Musical” by Little Earth Productions

Edinburgh: "Coffin Up" by Dead Square

Edinburgh: “Coffin Up” by Dead Square

Fargo: "The Hardest Part" by Team Wilhelm Scream

Fargo: “The Hardest Part” by Team Wilhelm Scream

Geneva: "Sinister Games" by Grahal

Geneva: “Sinister Games” by Grahal