Q&A with Writer-Director Ernest Thompson By Mike Morin Published: December 21, 2017 Ernest Thompson says New Hampshire is missing the boat by not offering incentives to the film industry. New Hampshire Magazine photo Writer, director and actor Ernest Thompson, a New Hampshire native, would like nothing more than to grow a budding local film community into a full-fledged movie industry by encouraging state lawmakers to consider offering tax breaks that would bring in job-generating film
“FIRST ANNUAL ERNEST THOMPSON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD” AND A KEY TO THE CITY OF CLINTON, N.J. When Ernest was invited to screen his film HEAVENLY ANGLE at the inaugural River Town Film Festival, he had no idea he would be the inspiration for the festival’s theme: community. Co-founded by Mayor Janice Kovach and writer/producer Kee Kee Buckley, festival organizers transformed the historic and breathtakingly charming Clinton, New Jersey into a hub of art, film and music.
KEYNOTE FEATURE FILM Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm HEAVENLY ANGLE, written and directed by and starring Ernest Thompson, will be featured at the first-ever River Town Film Festival, in Clinton, New Jersey. Immediately following the screening, Lakeshore Entertainment CFO Marc Reid will conduct a Q&A with Ernest, who will discuss his unique approach to community filmmaking. With his partners in Whitebridge Farm Productions, Morgan Murphy and Lori Gigliotti Murphy, Ernest offered both HEAVENLY
Oscar winner to judge at River Town Film Festival CLINTON, N.J. – The River Town Film Festival in Clinton, New Jersey is underway. The first annual festival will screen 26 different movies, many of them made by local film makers. Mayor Janice Kovach helped organize the festival and said it incorporates art, music, and film with a focus on community. “We thought it was going to be this little small-day event in one room but
SOLD OUT! October 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm Don’t miss the chance to see Ernest and local legend Ray Porcell live on stage at The Back Room at The Mill, in historic downtown Bristol, NH. Ray will be debuting their new songs and playing favorites from the first two CDs*, including “Brontë Brook” (watch video), as well as singing a few standards, such as John Lennon’s painfully timely “Imagine” and Leonard Cohen’s equally poignant “Hallelujah.”
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Don’t miss this rare chance to see two recent movies from ON GOLDEN POND creator Ernest Thompson on Saturday, September 9, at the Red River Theatres in Concord, New Hampshire. TIME AND CHARGES will be shown at 4:00 PM and HEAVENLY ANGLE at 7:30 PM, with a dinner reception in between from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. After each screening, Ernest will talk about his unique approach to community filmmaking, and you’ll have
WRITE ON GOLDEN POND July 14-16, 2017 Academy Award-winning writer Ernest Thompson offers his exclusive Write On Golden Pond workshop at his home in the idyllic Lakes Region of New Hampshire, close to where his classic movie ON GOLDEN POND was filmed. Open to eight writers only — of any age, experience or background — this weekend is all about process. Do you get stuck on page 6 or find yourself rewriting your first scene
Playing for the first time in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Teatro Renaissance, this much anticipated production of NUM LAGO DOURADO (ON GOLDEN POND) opens on April 8, 2017 and runs through July 2, 2017. Directed by Elias Andreato, translated by Eloísa Cantón and starring Ary Fontoura and Ana Lucia Torre, with Tatiana De Marca, André Garolli, Fabiano Augusto and Lucas Abdo. For more information, click here.
Opening in Boise, Idaho on December 8 and running through December 18, this hilarious satire on all things racist, homophobic and elitist will make you cringe, laugh and cry, sometimes all at once. A family of clinical dysfunctionals gathers at Grandmother’s house to mope through the holiday, only to have their status quo severely upended by the arrival of good St. Nick who turns out to be — wouldn’t you know it? — black. But, in
Don’t miss a rare big-screen showing of this timeless classic on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Ernest will introduce his film at the fabulous Red River Theatres and take questions immediately following. If you’ve always wanted to ask how he created his Academy Award-winning screenplay and what it was like to work with Hollywood legends Katharine Hepburn and Henry and Jane Fonda, here’s your chance. If you’ve heard a rumor about his much-anticipated sequel, he might even talk about