HEAVENLY ANGLE: July 13 & 20

MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MIFF) From Oscar winner, On Golden Pond creator and last year’s guest at MIFF, Ernest Thompson, comes a hoot with a heart. Heavenly Angle follows a has-been Hollywood director as he tries to swindle New Englanders into investing in a film he doesn’t plan to make, only to find out that there may be no better place to make a movie with real people. It’s a riotous follow-up to last year’s

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Guess Who’s IT?

MOVIE MAKER ERNEST THOMPSON After decades in the movie business, hobnobbing with the stars and working as an actor, director, writer and producer (oh, and winning an Oscar for adapting his immortal stage play “On Golden Pond” for the screen), you’d think that Ernest Thompson might be slowing down, but he seems to, in fact, be starting over. His latest films, both made on almost non-existent budgets and filmed around his home in his beloved

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Cast and Crew and Other “Heavenly Angels”

PRIVATE SCREENING AT THE FLYING MONKEY HEAVENLY ANGLE had a riotous premiere at the Woods Hole Film Festival in August and is moving on to other festivals and now it’s time to CELEBRATE all the time, talent and generosity that went into making this remarkable movie. Join Ernest and Morgan and Lori and the rest of the Whitebridge Family at the beautiful Flying Monkey Theatre in Plymouth, NH on Sunday, October 13 at 6pm. The

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“Heavenly Angle” Movie Trailer

I COULD BE YOUR ANGEL After a riotous premiere at the Woods Hole Film Festival, HEAVENLY ANGLE played to nonstop laughter at the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) and to more laughs at MIFF By-the-Sea in Bar Harbor. We had a gratifying homecoming at Plymouth’s fabulous Flying Monkey Theatre and other screenings are in the works, as well, so stay tuned. Like TIME AND CHARGES, HEAVENLY ANGLE was offered by Whitebridge Farm Productions as On Location Training but this

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Woods Hole Film Festival

WORLD PREMIERE Don’t miss your chance to see the World Premiere of Ernest Thompson’s new film, HEAVENLY ANGLE, this Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 pm, followed by a Q&A with Ernest. Ernest will also be teaching a writing workshop on Friday, August 2 at 11:00 am and at 7:00 pm he will join Jay Craven for a panel discussion about community filmmaking, with host WBUR’s Anthony Brooks. Get your tickets now! Woods Hole Film Festival Thursday, August

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A Great Film

WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL: GREAT FILMS COMING TO TOWN by Mindy Todd ~ The Woods Hole Film Festival starts this week. Mindy Todd talks about some of the films being screened at the event with guests on The Point: Tim Miller, features editor at the Cape Cod Times; and Rebecca Alvin, filmmaker and editor of Provincetown Magazine. We also hear from Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven, and also producer/actor/director/writer Ernest Thompson about his film Heavenly Angle.

What’s on Tap?

WHAT’S ON TAP AT THIS YEAR’S WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL by Loren King ~   New England is well represented, on the screen and behind the camera, in the 22d annual Woods Hole Film Festival. Running this Saturday through Aug. 3, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod, which has long championed regional works, again offers an impressive slate of narrative features, documentaries, and shorts from both established and emerging filmmakers. Sherborn native Andrew Mudge’s

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Two Films, Two Festivals

TOO MAGICAL TO MENTION by Ernest Thompson ~ If you made the drive this summer from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, where my movie ON GOLDEN POND was shot, across to Waterville, Maine, then down to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, you’d be tracing the mythical journey Whitebridge Farm Productions has been on the last few years; we just took the long way.   Our first movie, TIME AND CHARGES, will have its world premiere at

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Sterling and Gold

NEWCOMER JOINS OLD PRO OSCAR WINNER FOR ‘SOCIETY’S EYES’ IN ERNEST THOMPSON’S NEW FILM, ‘HEAVENLY ANGLE’ Ernest wrote this lyric years ago, just waiting for the right time and the right collaborator to bring it to life. It fits neatly into the soundtrack of HEAVENLY ANGLE and, in a slightly less elegant form, is sung by a character in the movie.   “It’s Dylan,” Ernest’s composing partner Joe Deleault said when he read it. “Dylanesque,” Ernest

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A Hollywood Filmmaker

HEAVENLY ANGLE by Ernest Thompson ~ People often ask where stories come from and I don’t always know but in the case of HEAVENLY ANGLE, I do: Twenty years ago, I moved to New Hampshire, where we shot my movie ON GOLDEN POND. I raised my kids here and, with my partners Morgan Murphy and Lori Gigliotti Murphy, built a company, Whitebridge Farm Productions. Through our acting and writing classes and workshops, I’ve had the

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