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Documentary feature CHI-TOWN to Premiere in Competition at SXSW

The SXSW Film Festival just announced its 2018 lineup and CHI-TOWN will have its world premiere this March in the Documentary Feature Competition !

Congratulations to everybody at Northern Lights who worked on the film, a project that took 4+ years to shoot – David Gioiella + Mark Littman, executive producers; Robin Hall, post producer; Chris Carson, editor; Chris Hengeveld, colorist; and Jody Nazzaro, sound mixer.

Directed by Nick Budabin + produced by Terry Minogue, CHI-TOWN tells the story of an underdog basketball player from Chicago, Keifer Sykes, who goes on a meteoric rise to become one of the best college point guards in the nation. But while he pursues dreams of the NBA, his success contrasts with the effects of gun violence on his friends back home.

SHOOT’s Top Spot of the Week: Bodega’s Mark Littman directs “Arpita Mandal” for Trickle Up

Arpita Mandal spends her days in distress about how to feed her children two meals a day and ensure that they are able to get an education of their own in her small village in India. Arpita and her family do not have any land to cultivate, living in just a 5’X7’ one single room home with a small veranda. Arpita shares her home with two children, her husband and mother-in-law. After Arpita’s husband was forced to leave the family to make a decent income, she discovered nonprofit Trickle Up and was able to earn her own income and join in a community of local women in similar circumstances.

Trickle Up focuses on the toughest challenges in global poverty alleviation: to reach the poorest, most vulnerable, isolated people and create trajectories towards financial independence.

Titled “Arpita Mandal,” this video directed by Mark Littman of BODEGA peers closer into Arpita’s journey with Trickle Up and how the empowerment of its services have not only boosted her financial situation, but also her outlook on the future and self worth.

BODEGA has lent its talent and expertise to media messaging for Trickle Up for more than a decade. Littman, BODEGA co-founder/partner, has journeyed to such places as India and Guatemala to tell the story of the nonprofit Trickle Up.

Credits

Client:  Trickle Up

Production:  Bodega   Mark Littman, director; Min Park, producer

Post-Production:  Northern Lights + SuperExploder   Chris Carson, editor; Chris Hengeveld, color; Brady Hearn, mixer/sound designer

Bodega’s Ben Orisich has a “Breakthrough” for Allegra

From director/designer Ben Orisich, working with all four integrated divisions of NYC one-stop shop BODEGA STUDIOS, comes this fun new Allegra spot, “Breakthrough”, for agency Ferrara + Co.

A superb team effort from BODEGA director Orisich; NORTHERN LIGHTS editor Glenn Conte and colorist Chris Hengeveld; SUPEREXPLODER sound designer/audio mixer Jody Nazzaro; and design + animation from MR WONDERFUL.

NL Edit’s Glenn Conte Edits “Hipster Jerry” (Seinfeld) for Colin Quinn’s Cop Show

Season 3 of Colin Quinn’s web series “Cop Show” is airing now on L Studio with our very own Northern Lights‘ Glenn Conte crushing it from the editor’s chair. Enjoy this latest episode where Colin and the squad come face to face with the Hipster Killer. (Spoiler – it’s Jerry Seinfeld!) Hilarious…

Cop Show

See the rest of the episodes HERE

Bodega/Northern Lights played in the Big Game with Xifaxan

Bodega Xifaxan

Big Game congrats to our folks at NYC one-stop shop BODEGA on their 3rd quarter Superbowl spot for Xifaxan! The interwebs are aflame and the Twitter-verse is atwitter… Bodega handled the live action with Northern Lights’ Glenn Conte cutting + Chris Hengeveld coloring and SuperExploder’s Jody Nazzaro mixing.

 

P.S., The ad worked

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Northern Lights Editor Glenn Conte Cuts Up Colin Quinn’s COP SHOW

Season 2 of Colin Quinn’s hilarious web series silliness COP SHOW dropped this week on Lexus’ content channel L Studio. Our favorite cut-up Glenn Conte at Northern Lights edited last year’s debut season and all 8 episodes of Season 2.

Check out Episode 1 featuring 2016 Oscar host Chris Rock experiencing Colin’s acting skills during a death scene: