Who are these people?

Way back in 2003 a group of rowdy New Orleans filmmakers were depressed by the lack of opportunity to make, support, or screen films in their city. But then they had the bright idea to form a non-profit (501c3) organization for the good of cinema. The mission was to have an outlet for independent filmmaking and give a voice to local filmmakers by bringing together artists, professionals, students, & creative organizations. Being able to recognize the importance of community and culture was key to a sustainable independent film community. We wanted to pay homage to New Orleans’ French roots by celebrating our own nouvelle vague. And that’s when Timecode:nola was born.[/one_half]

Then what happened?

We launched a television show highlighting fiction, doc, experimental, and animated shorts combined with kickass filmmaker interviews to share advice and insight into their production adventures. Recognizing the need to connect face to face with other filmmakers we organize screenings and international film exchanges connecting independent filmmakers with a global audience live and online. Back home in New Orleans, Timecode is gearing up for our best event yet: Timecode:nola FF ONE. Our first annual 3 day film fest is rocking out September 28th – 30th, 2012 in the French Quarter. Prepare for indie film madness mixed with a lot of liquor!

Now what?

We’re always accepting short film submissions for our tv show, live screenings, and website so we would love to see what the heck you’ve been working on all this time! Submissions can be any genre – fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, and everything in between. Your short will be considered for our tv show and hopefully selected for our film fest September 28-30, 2012! Got a film that’s over 30 mins? Then submit directly to our film festival which is accepting films of all genres and lengths. Check out our       FF ONE site for more details about Timecode:nola’s first fest! Don’t have a film right now? Start working on that idea you keep talking about – finish that film you shot but never got around to editing! We hope seeing other films here will inspire you to get going on your own!

Meet the Krewe

Native New Orleanian Randall Perez has been dedicated to telling stories every since he was able to talk – just ask him.  A love for cinema and his city is what sparked Perez and a couple of friends to launch the crazy idea, Timecode:nola.  By trade he is a TV producer and cinematographer.  He is currently in post production on two feature length documentaries, and starting preproduction on a narrative feature film, Duct Tape.  He lives with his two cats who are constantly terrorizing his numerous fish tanks.

Since earning his Master of Fine Arts in Film Production degree at UNO, Aaron has worked in New Orleans as a freelance filmmaker, directing and producing several award winning films and writing several screenplays. He currently co-produces Timecode: NOLA and serves as the Film Equipment and Computer Technician for the University of New Orleans Department of Film & Theatre.

Jacquelyn Shulman has worked in a lot of roles including producer, cinematographer, editor, and director. She has produced Oscar-nominated documentaries as well as a lot of reality shows with guns like ‘ ‘Steven Segal – Lawman’ and ‘Swamp People’. Jacquelyn lives in New Orleans when she is not busy traveling the country producing tv and movies. She is currently co-directing two feature documentaries and putting blood, sweat, and tears into Timecode:nola.

In his 18+ years in the film and television industry Patrick has worked as an editor, shooter, writer, producer, and director. He won an Emmy for the documentary TV show La Verite and his first feature film Trapped in Katrina won best feature in the Big Easy International Film Festival. Currently he lives in New Orleans with his family where he feeds his addiction to boiled seafood and Hubigs pies. Next up professionally he is producing and directing a feature documentary as well as penning his next fiction feature.

Whitney Summers is a second year film student at The University of New Orleans. Her interests include filmmaking, writing, and doing investigative rescue work for The Louisiana Humane Society. Her favorite food is chocolate chip cookies.

Jon Wood is a 28 year old freshman at UNO. Sad. He is an unaccomplished editor and cinematographer and producer for Timecode:NOLA. You can also find him flipping burgers in the kitchen at Half Moon. Yum yum.