BridgeThink.org was a new media, film and arts initiative that I co-founded with colleagues in the education, creative and communications fields. BridgeThink connected creative communities and sponsored events that encouraged cross-pollination between fields. It was a remarkably collaborative effort, whose contributors I still work with today. Here are a few projects the team launched:
Building Bridges to the Homeland | Film and Arts Festival
This evening of short films, art and dialogue involved the greater New Bedford, MA creative community and local business owners. It drew 600 attendees plus guests from Los Angeles and New York, showcased 19 SouthCoast, MA arts and cultural partners, 16 local business sponsors and shined a light on the creative economy that is generating a renaissance in the city.
SoCo to SoCal | Bi-Coastal Film Screening and Dialogue
This web-televised event was held between indie filmmakers working in the SouthCoast of Massachusetts and those working in Southern California. Using Skype, Ustream, and multiple live cameras, an international online audience interacted with the filmmakers and each other as they screened films and discussed the benefits and challenges of creating “regionally” versus “resource access” – near an industry hub. Online Portal.
Filmmobile | visit to ArtWorks! during AHA! New Bedford
BridgeThink sponsored and organized a visit and workshop from LA’s Echo Park Film Center Filmmobile to ArtWorks!, New Bedford, MA for a summertime AHA! Night experience. Check out more about the Filmmobile and Lisa and Paolo, the heart of the Echo Park Film Center.
Edited a monthly newsletter showcasing interdisciplinary art, culture, science and creative business projects on three continents. Selected stories include MultiRio’s award winning animation work with children in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Gateway Cities Creative Economy Roundtable in New Bedford, MA (USA), RETHINK – Contemporary Art and Climate Change at the UN’s COP15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (Denmark). Newsletter Archive.