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New Music Artist Spotlight EXCLUSIVE: Steampunk Musical and Interview With Gretchen Suarez-Peña

New Music Artist Spotlight: Steampunk Musical & Interview With Gretchen Suarez-PeñaNew Music Resource was excited to interview exciting musical theater playwright and director Gretchen Suarez-Peña about her latest musical theater production: Melina A Steampunk Musical Tragedy. Gretchen Suarez-Peña is a long-time playwright and lover of the theatre. She has been acting, directing, and writing plays since her teenage years. Her most recent success was winning overall best full-length play at the 2018 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival for her show Conversations in the Car.
NMR: How did you start in musical theatre? What inspired you to follow this path? I've been involved in musical theatre since I was a kid. I loved the theatre, acting, singing, and acting in middle school and high school. I participated in every thespian competition and community theatre production I could at that time and into college and early adulthood. I started writing, directing and producing plays in High School…
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Melina: A Steampunk Musical Tragedy
Melina is a steampunk musical tragedy. A story of love, loss and the fact that as much as we would like to, we can't change the past. Set in a fictional steampunk setting, Melina is Shakespeare meets Greek Tragedy sprinkled with a fun dose of Jules Verne! Help take this production to the next level by funding the demo album that will be sent to festivals and competitions and make this musical a staple of the community theatre, university theatre and high school theatre scene!
Synopsis: In the fictional steampunk town of New Comen, Jacob is the highly esteemed heir to the "throne" who is in love with a lower-class girl named Mara. Mara, is an aspiring vocalist that has gained the favor of the town despite her status. Their love is one of fairy tales until Melina enters the scene. Melina sweetly wins Jacob's attention and he ends up falling for her and leaving Mara. Mara is heartbroken over losing her fir…

Starting Your First Short Film | Sabrina Young

Starting Your First Short Film“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds…Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul…always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said.

‘It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.’– Jim Jarmusch

Filmmakers, much like novelists or composers, bear their souls within their films, especially in the earliest stages of filmmaking, before the lights of Hollywood dazzle them with wealth and fame. Yet, to be successful in film/media/video production, there is a combination of inspiration and sheer grit. 

You have to know how to create something incredible within a deadline, with a tight budget, with that actress that can’t seem to remember her lines but can’t be fired because she contracted to the job. 

Once you write y…

AUG 5 JOIN Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Women in Music Edit-a-thon

AUG 5 JOIN Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Women in Music Edit-a-thonPlease join us The Construction Company, the International Alliance for Women in Music, and Wikimedia NYC as we edit, correct, and add Wikipedia pages related to Women in Music! This event will be held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts from 4:00-7:30PM on Monday, August 5th. We'll be in the Film Room on the 3rd Floor - the front desk will direct you.

No experience editing Wikipedia is required but please bring a laptop! Experienced Wikipedians will be around to help out, and we’ll be starting the edit-a-thon with a brief tutorial to cover the basics.

All attendees are subject to Wikimedia NYC's Code of Conduct.

Articles to Create/Edit[edit]Articles to Edit Peggy Stuart CoolidgeMara HelmuthLori LaitmanSabrina Peña YoungEmma Lou DiemerDoreen CarwithenArticles to Create Wendy (Ceridwen) SuiterLydia KakabadseKrist…

Buffalo Film Festival Filmmaker Panel Great Lakes Chrisstian Film Festival

AUG 3 Composer Sabrina Young at Great Lakes Christian Film Festival Panel

Composer Sabrina Young will be part of a guest filmmaker panel at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival this SATURDAY August 3rd at 3pm. 2040 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY 14225.
The Great Lakes Christian Film Festival was created in 2014 by Shawn Greene, in Buffalo, New York. The festival was designed to gather Filmmakers, Screenwriters, Playwright, Directors, Editors, Actors/Actress, Cinematographers, Casting Directors, Crew Members, etc.

NEW MUSIC ALBUM RELEASE - Science Fiction Movie Soundtrack Spiritus

NEW MUSIC ALBUM RELEASE - Science Fiction Movie Soundtrack Spiritus
"When I created the soundtrack to Spiritus I was inspired by the film music of Stranger Things, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and classic sci-fi films. I wanted the film music to have character of its own, to have a life that impacted the protagonist of the film. I am excited to release this new music album and to premier the animated science fiction film Spiritus at the upcoming Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in Buffalo, New York." - Composer and Filmmaker Sabrina Peña Young
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Sci fi music soundtrack from science fiction animated film Spiritus by award-winning composer and filmmaker Sabrina Pena Young. A neurotic janitor journeys to the…

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival To Present Lois Weber Award To Sabrina PeÑa Young

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival To Present Lois Weber Award To Sabrina PeÑa Young
BUFFALO, N.Y. - June 30, 2019 - PRLog -- Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival will present this year's Lois Weber Award to local artist Sabrina Peña Young. The festival's mission is to bring the best independent genre films from around the world to Western New York, and to shine a spotlight on local film artists. Now in its seventh year, Buffalo Dreams is a multi-genre celebration of independent film which runs for one week, August 23rd – 29th, at the Dipson Theaters Eastern Hills Cinema, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, New York.
The award is named in honor of Lois Weber (1879 – 1939), the first female film director in the United States, and recognizes the accomplishes of women who have distinguished themselves in the art of filmmaking. Weber pioneered the split screen framing technique, and was known as a "star maker" for her efforts on behalf of new actresses. As a director a…