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.
Watch this celebratory video of actress ADRIENNE BARBEAU at Coolidge Corner Theatre’s popular night-owl movie program—Coolidge After Midnight.
Coolidge 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.
This short film explores the seasonal beauty of Warwick Valley, New York during the Village’s 150th Anniversary. Featuring the music of Antonín Dvorák, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig Von Beethoven. Cinematographed, edited, produced and directed by Michael McVey.
Filmed on location in Warwick, New York, U.S.A.
July 3, 2016 through June 18, 2017
1867—2017 Celebrating the Village of Warwick’s 150th Anniversary
The “Limotosis” commercial features United Worldwide owners Jason Dornhoffer and Terry Murtaugh. The video also features Skiffleboom regulars Kristen Hamill and cinematographer Seth Wood, both of “Manna.” This is also the second commercial I made featuring Shiddy Car Service.
“Boston’s United Worldwide is THE ONLY private car, limousine and chauffeur service that can cure severe cases of Limotosis.”
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.
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.