Saturday Afternoon Pictures

  Welcome to Saturday Afternoon!

Our vision is one of local, small footprint filmmaking and creative community building.
Saturday Afternoon has three wings – our Picture Works production wing, our filmmakers’ Collaboratory,
and a Learning Space for visual storytelling.

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News

October 2016

  • Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Got This on receiving the Festival Award for Best Ensemble at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival! So proud of our whole team and grateful to this fest and the inspired and inspiring folks who run it with so much love, hospitality, creativity and collaborative genius.
    • We’re also excited about a number of upcoming Got This screenings: at the Belin Film Festival on October 16th at 1 pm, YoFiFest on October 23rd at noon, the Big Apple Film Festival on November 4th at 10:45 pm, and ReadingFilmFEST the weekend of November 11th – 13th. Stay tuned for more details!
      • Our first ever animated short, When the Family Came to Dinner, will screen at the Black Bear Film Festival in Milford PA on October 15th at 11 am!
        • The first short for our new Saturday Afternoon Collaboratory project, Volcano, is in the can!
American Got This

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Picture Works

Autumn   Autumn on Facebook

A young girl with a passion for photography navigates a rough pass with grace and grit.

Written & directed by Susan Barry

Here   See it online now!

A phone call, a road trip, and Zach’s ordinary day goes awry.

Written by Susan Barry & Ethan Cadoff
Directed by Susan Barry

Got This   Screening at festivals now!

Uh oh! where’d Bugsy go? Find kitty first… save marriage later.

Got This Jam

Written & directed by Susan Barry

Collaboratory

At Saturday Afternoon we thrive on creative collaboration and have envisioned a variety of projects and platforms to encourage it. Currently we’re developing an exciting new Single Shot series. Stay tuned for details.

A recent collaboratory effort was our inaugural Triptych project.

A Triptych Project

Three films

Three filmmakers

One shared theme: beginning

The word “triptych” comes from ancient Greek and means three-fold. In the Middle Ages the triptych form – three images hinged together – became the standard for altar paintings, which conveyed deeply resonant stories in a time when the average person could not read. Now, in the 21st century, when we are overloaded with information and there are millions of stories to be told, we offer to you our reimagined Triptych.

Three artists – each with a unique voice – accepted our challenge to create a short film telling a story of beginning. Three remarkably distinctive works have emerged, each sounding its own notes, moving in its own rhythms, and articulating its own vision of a fundamental human experience.

Sitting IMDb   Facebook

Writer/director Laurie Norton:

“A while back I saw a film (which shall remain nameless) that included what I thought were token and superficial scenes of a person attempting to meditate: The character sits in a beautiful ashram … continue reading

Fade In IMDb   Facebook

Writer/director Shane Dewalt:

“A white screen. A flashing cursor. A beginning. That, of course, is where I found myself as I launched into writing this film: at a beginning with an infinite number of routes to travel. And it was … continue reading

No, No, You First IMDb   Facebook

Writer/director John M. White:

“I once (maybe twice) tried online dating and this film is a juxtaposition of all of my frustrations. I’m pretty approachable in the real world, so learning a new set of rules for the online world … continue reading

Learning Space

Today many of us have at our disposal the tools to tell stories with moving pictures, whether sophisticated cameras and editing software, or the phones we carry around in our pockets. Not only are we surrounded by “movies,” we participate in creating them. Saturday Afternoon’s ever evolving Learning Space is focused on thoughtful storytelling – offering a variety of opportunities to explore what makes a good story and how to tell it using the tools available.

  • At Saturday Afternoon we love presenting Script to Screen workshops, offering participants a firsthand look at the filmmaking process. We’ll be presenting a workshop hosted by the Black Bear Film Festival on November 19th, and other new events are in the works! Contact us at saturdayafternoonpictures@gmail.com if you’re interested in hosting such an event.
  • On Got This we were excited to have several terrific interns on our crew. Check out the video at right by Nichole L. Knight, in which our interns share what it was like working on set.

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Susan Barry and Ethan CadoffSaturday Afternoon Pictures co-founders
Susan Barry and Ethan Cadoff

Anything can happen on a Saturday Afternoon.