Interviews with Film Series finalists

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Meet the filmmakers behind the Film Series finalist films. Learn more about the creation of the short, stories from set, technical challenges, triumphs, and the advice that that they are sharing with the Cine Gear community. The interviews will be available to watch at any time.

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Previews of Filmmaker Fridays interviews

September 10 Preview

Film Spotlight: A Guide To Being Herman

Interviewees: Sergio Zaciu and Oliver Zaciu


September 17 Preview

Film Spotlight: Hey Beautiful

Interviewees: Kenneth Ferrone, Greg Kamp, Sarah Ellis, Eric Holmes, and Erin Holmes

August 27 Preview

Film Spotlight: Godspeed MC | For God and Country

Interviewee: R.J. Hall

September 3 Preview

Film Spotlight: Nice Shoes

Interviewees: Jonathan Lawrence and Tommy Mack

August 13 Preview

Film Spotlight: They Won’t Last

Interviewee: Portlynn Tagavi

August 20 Preview

Film Spotlight: Natives

Interviewees: Ramone Farrier and Lucas Ford

August 6 Preview

Film Spotlight: Stevie

Interviewee: Eric L Thompson

July 30 Preview

Film Spotlight: Oo La La

Interviewee: Frank Rogala

July 23 Preview

Film Spotlight: You

Interviewees: Timon Birkhofer and Daniel Steven Williams

July 16 Preview

Film Spotlight: Second Team

Interviewees: Ria Pavia and Robert E. Arnold 

July 9 Preview

Film Spotlight: Grok See Blue

Interviewees: Ben Long and Quinn Else

July 2 Preview

Film Spotlight: Stellar Moto Brand Commercial

Interviewee: Iggi Ogard (Director/Writer/Editor)

June 25 Preview

Film Spotlight: Alive

Interviewees: Carissa Dorson and
Kasmira Buchanan

June 18 Preview

Film Spotlight: Sound

Interviewees: Tawan Bazemore  and
Crystal Porter Bazemore 

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.