Filmbuilding Malden Updates

The Leadership Team Expands

The updated leadership team for the Filmbuilding Malden project:

  • Anne D’Urso-Rose, Executive Lead
  • Tom Flint, Artistic Director 
  • Amanda Hurley, Intern Liaison
  • Mina Kim, Community Partner Consultant
  • Maria Luise, City of Malden Liaison
  • Kamila Rodrigues, Filmbuilding BlastAdmin/Coordinator 
  • Meredith Rumore, Project Manager
  • Ose Schwab, Outreach & Marketing

Welcome Community Advisors

After a period of meetings and outreach, a team of ten advisors were selected from those who applied for this role. These individuals offer a wide array of skill, background. They are similar in their care for community and belief that the Filmbuilding Malden can help nourish Malden socially and economically. This group will meet for the second time July 14. Bios forthcoming.

  • Fatiha Ainane
  • Souad Akib
  • Mary D’Alba
  • Daniele Deghi
  • Nathalie Fanfan-Glyman
  • Parto Khorshidi
  • Conrad Mitala
  • Cecilia Nuñez O’Doherty
  • Karen Phillips
  • Mo Saeed
Gallery at 57 window July
The Gallery@57 is located at 57 Pleasant Street, Malden. Visit for details and online e-commerce gallery.

Filmbuilding Blast a success!

Photo by Keren He. Josh Perry and Sophie Tran Luong

Parallel to the work for this project, a weekend Filmbuilding workshop, funded in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, took place June 10-15. Four residents of Malden met, took footage, and created a six-minute film called “The River Ran Through Here.” According to participants, the experience forged friendships and new awareness of the places, people, natural resources, and businesses of Malden. A screening will take place at the end of summer.

Filmbuilder Video Promo in the works

Keren He, graduate student of Emerson College and UMA staff, is working on a promo video that captures the essence of what a filmbuilder is, does and experiences. Initial filming and interviewing of some past filmbuilders took place at the beautiful Gallery@57 space on July 11. 

Featured image: Photo by Keren He.