Filmmaker’s Spotlight

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Antonio Paris

A New York Native, Antonio Paris is a Director, Editor, Writer, Producer and Visual Storyteller. A Computer Science Graduate of CUNY …. Attended Scribe Video School and PhillyCam. Antonio has been living in Philadelphia area for over 20 years. He has produced films for NBC Sports, Bounce TV, Comcast and ESPN 30 for 30.Paris is [...]

Jermaine Quick / Entrepreneur – Artist – Producer – Film Maker

Jermaine Quick is a West Philadelphia, hip hop artist, producer, videographer, film maker, and the CEO of “illadelStyles Entertainment LLC”. Jermaine’s newest project is now the recipient of the Los Angeles Motion Picture Awards. "HEARTLESS" is a film about mental illness and domestic violence seen through the eyes of a child. Forty six (46) actors [...]

Spotlight on Nunera Amun

A South Side of Chicago native, Nunera Amun is a visual storyteller and writer, who uses her platform for activism and social change. A journalism graduate of Bethune-Cookman University, she is currently the Director and Producer of “What is a Black Man?” a feature length documentary in production. The film chronicles the journey of four [...]

Tetsuki Ijichi’s Challenge

Tetsuki Ijichi (in red jacket above), born in Kyoto, Japan, is a filmmaker, producer, writer and film distributor.  He moved to Philadelphia five years ago having migrated from New Mexico and California. Through his new venture Rain Trail Pictures and the film distribution company, Tidepoint Pictures, Tetsuki has deep experience in distributing Asian films in [...]

Rosalie Kicks, Philly Filmmaker

The Old Sport, Rosalie Kicks is a filmmaker, movie critic, and dabbler living in Philadelphia. When she isn’t  making or watching movies, she can be found toiling away in her lab working on the next issue of the subscription based movie zine and review website she runs she co-runs, This month, Rosalie is preparing [...]

FirstGlance Film Festival Highlights

FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996, is holding its 22nd annual indie film fest, Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 3rd at the Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Included in 2019’s selections are films with Philadelphia-area natives in-front-of and behind-the-cameras: Bill Crossland – Catching Up – Bill Crossland [...]

First Day Back, written by Deshawn Plair & Sade Oyinade, directed by Deshawn Plair

First Day Back is a short film that deals with a very current and unfortunately familiar issue, gun violence in schools. Written by female filmmaking duo Deshawn Plair and Sade Oyinade. The film takes a unique approach by dealing with the aftermath of a school shooting. So after all the thoughts and prayers, what now? What does their world look [...]

Nakia Dillard, Actor/Writer/Director/Entrepreneur

Currently, in his recurring role as Terrance Long, on the third season of the CW Network television series “Black Lightening,” Actor, writer, director, and entrepreneur, Nakia Dillard is a local native born & raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has passionately built a solid career while selflessly mentoring & training others along his journey. As a [...]

Spotlight on Todd Wolfe and “We Need to Talk”

Pictured: (L to R)  James Maslow, Christel Khalil, Todd Wolfe, Emily Bett Rickards, Johnathan Fernandez on set of "We Need to Talk."     Todd Wolfe is an award-winning filmmaker, and a Philadelphia resident of more than two decades.  Originally from Danville, PA, Todd relocated to Phily to attend school, and pursue a career in [...]

Filmmaker Mike A. Pender

Philly born and bred Mike A. Pender is an internationally honored filmmaker with a few dozen projects under his belt. Pender honed his craft while studying Film & Media Arts at Temple University. He has worked with the talents of Bobby Seale, Patti LaBelle, Jermaine Dupri, David Mann, Chubb Rock, and Sean Stockman of Boyz [...]

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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.



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