Audiences thrill to the animated characters in a pile of recent movies... often without any idea of what the people who provide the voices for the characters look like. 

Sure, plenty of big-time movie stars provide the voices, but there are plenty of people whose bread-and-butter involves acting without a camera. 

Serena Travis is one of these--she lives in Northern California's Scott Valley; fellow voice actor Melissa Disney (distant relation to Walt) is also in the biz. 

Redding's Firereel Film Festival

Apr 21, 2015
Firereel Film Festival

When you're a younger film festival, you start a little smaller. 

So the Firereel Film Festival in Redding shows short films exclusively, May 1st and 2nd. 

But there are 30 of those films to watch, along with filmmaking workshops and other events to attend. 

Has it really been 30 years since Amadeus won 8 Oscars? How time flies. But I always thought Salieri was getting a bad rap. I should've known it had something to do with Pushkin. This story from the BBC has some great Mozart/Salieri nuggets!

Making Movies In The Rogue Valley

Jul 2, 2014

Who needs Hollywood when you have the Rogue Valley?  Not Gary Lundgren. 

The director of "Calvin Marshall" and "Redwood Highway" and his producer/wife Anne Lundgren enjoy making films in Southern Oregon, and they are using Kickstarter to raise the funds for another movie. 

"Black Road" is envisioned as a thriller set in the future, in the "lawless State of Jefferson."