Restart 2020

Restart 2020

Three New Bedford artists rise above the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and create artwork that inspires hope and healing to the Southcoast.

Production Team:

Director: Drew Furtado
Assistant Director: Chris Gauthier
Music Composer: Jeremy Young

Awards

New England Regional NATAS Documentary Emmy Nomination 2020
Selected Screening Woods Hole International Film Festival 2021
Selected Screening Arlington International Film Festival
Selected Screening SENE Film Festival 2021
Selected Screening New Haven International Film Festival 2021
SENE Film Festival New England Documentary Award
SENE Film Festival Audience Choice New England Documentary Award

Alison Wells, a Trinidanian Fine Artist delivers art to the Whaling Museum for her first solo showcase at the museum.
Alison Wells, a Trinidanian Fine Artist delivers art to the Whaling Museum for her first solo showcase at the museum.
Lindsay Mis, executive director of DATMA, leads a walking tour through 2020's latest Art Installations.
Lindsay Mis, executive director of DATMA, leads a walking tour through 2020’s latest Art Installations.

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Summer in the Seaport

Summer in the Seaport

This commercial features the sounds of summer as they fill New Bedford, Massachusetts during the Whaling City’s reopening after the 2020 Pandemic.

Client:

AHA! New Bedford, The City of New Bedford, NBCreative

Additional Credits:

Music Composer: Jeremy Young

Water 2021 includes a kinetic sculpture produced by Zimoun in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Wine glasses clink at Merrill's on the Waterfront in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Rhode Island Prostitution Investigation

An Undercover Investigation: Rhode Island Prostitution

There was a time when Rhode Island legislators inadvertently created a loophole allowing prostitution indoors.

WJAR-TV legendary reporter, Jim Taricani lead an investigation into this issue and targeted the adult stip club Balloons in Providence, RI.

The investigation proved sexual conduct was occurring indoors for monetary exchange, observed children as young as fifteen years old purchasing services, and drugs present and traded.

Since this investigation, this video was used as testimony evidence leading lawmakers to change the law.

Awards

Rhode Island Associated Press Investigation Award

A Providence, Rhode Island strip club engages in indoor prostitution during an undercover investigation by WJAR-TV and Jim Taricani.
An exotic dancer escorts an undercover journalist in the back room to solicit sexual activity.
Club Balloons in Providence, Rhode Island, encourages exotic dancers to solicit sexual activity during an undercover investigation with WJAR-TV NBC10.

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Ghost Light Theater

Ghost Light Theater(Excerpt)

In the wake of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, schools across America closed their doors and adopted innovative methods to engage students.

In 2021, a team of Fairhaven High School performers developed a virtual performance, Ghost Light Theater. The performance was filmed and distributed digitally to the community.

Client:

Fairhaven High School Drama Club

Students at Fairhaven High School virtually record performances during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Fairhaven High School Drama Club students virtually perform Little Shop of Horror in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

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Dear Polar Seltzer

Dear Polar Seltzer

Let’s be real, Polar Seltzer produces incredible products, especially their Black Cherry Seltzer Water! Despite its tasty nature, the black cherry flavor has an explosive characteristic, and this film documents the fizzy eruptions over the span of a year.

A bottle of Polar Black Cherry Seltzer explodes on the sand of Nauset Beach, Cape Cod.
A bottle of Black Cherry Seltzer explodes, spilling its contents.Film by Drew Furtado

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Fall River: One Day on Earth

Fall River: One Day on Earth

April 26, 2014 filmmakers across the planet collaborated during the One Day on Earth challenge. Fall River, Massachusetts, is a city with a negative reputation, but also home to amazing people. This film highlights those living and working in the city in April 2014.

Awards

Vimeo Challenge Winner 2014

During a cold afternoon, a woman walks down South Main Street in Fall River, Massachusetts and passes by a flower pot.
A Mom and Pop tattoo artist piecing the lower back of a young woman in Fall River, Massachusetts.

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Amazing Things

Bristol Community College: Amazing Things

Bristol Community College offers students incredible opportunities and transforms residents of the Southcoast into someone amazing.

Client:

Bristol Community College

Production Team:

Director: Drew Furtado
Writer: Patrick Stone

A student athlete at Bristol Community College attempts to take a game winning shot.
A Professor at Bristol Community College speaks to students about public speaking in Fall River, Massachusetts.

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