Paul Wellman

In 2012, when we were already in the habit of publishing dozens of filmmaker interviews online at during our town’s annual film fest, Senior Editor Matt Kettmann (back right) had the wacky idea to start printing condensed versions as mini-magazines. Three years later, for SBIFF 2014, we are printing more than 5,000 copies of five editions — with support from the Fund for S.B., Visit S.B., the S.B. Downtown Organization, and the S.B. Arts Commission — that you’ll see at theaters all over town this week. The effort is only possible due to the diligent designing work of Marianne Kuga (front left) and the movie-watching, director-interviewing stamina of writers Michelle Drown (back left), Ethan Stewart (back middle), D.J. Palladino (front middle), and Aly Comingore (front right). “These films shed a light on what’s happening in so much of the world,” said Kettmann, “and these interviews hopefully give even more relevance to what you see on the screen.”


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