Batson wins Shawna Shea Film Fellowship

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Batson’s Re|Cord screens at 1 p.m. on Saturday By Patrick Bracken Citizen Chronicle Entertainment Writer Editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Alecia Batson never thought she would become a filmmaker.  She’s been involved in the arts ever since she can remember, as a Boston-area opera singer and as someone who does communications projects for private […]

Shawna Shea Film Festival to wrap up on Saturday

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Awards ceremony set for 10 p.m. at starlite By Patrick Bracken Citizen Chronicle Entertainment Writer Editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — The Shawna Shea film festival closes with its most jam-packed and varied day yet.  The Ruth Wells Center for the Arts presents an afternoon of fascinating experimental films, and Starlite has something for […]

Area filmmakers in the spotlight at festival

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📷 Kyle Kuchla and Bill Fulkerson, creators of Survival of the Film Freaks, with B-filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman. (Kyle Kuchla courtesy photo) Graziano: Low budgets, great rewards By Patrick Bracken Citizen Chronicle Entertainment Writer Editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — According to the website Box Office Mojo, the recent big-budget giant shark movie The Meg cost […]

Film shorts highlight festival on Friday

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Award winners to screen at starlite By Patrick Bracken Citizen Chronicle Entertainment Writer Editor@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Friday is an evening of Shorts at the Arts Center and an evening of Horror at Starlite as the Shawna Shea Film Festival enters its second day in Southbridge.  Here’s what’s showing at the festival: […]

Shawna Shea Inspires, Brings International Attention to Southbridge

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 📷 Shawna Shea, whose legacy lives on through art. Photo courtesy The Shawna E. Shea Memorial Foundation By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE/WORCESTER –  You’ll hear Shawna Shea’s name a lot in the next few days. You might have heard her name already in The Citizen Chronicle‘s coverage of The Shawna Shea […]