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My award-winning film and video projects specialize in documentary, journalism, commercial, and fiction and non-fiction short films.

Featured Film

A man plays a saxophone during AHA! night in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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.

Restart 2020 is a documentary film produced by Drew Furtado, a New Bedford based filmmaker.

Documentary Films

The core focus of my documentary films features amazing and regular people doing amazing things on the Southcoast.

Silent Treatment is an award winning silent film produced for the 48 Hour Film Festival in Provicdence Rhode Island.

Short Films

A common theme in my short films includes humor and heart.

She's the only one is a short film produced by high school students.

Student Films

Since 2013, 980 high school filmmakers have explored and developed nationally award-winning films.

Film News

Summer in The Seaport Receives Emmy Nomination

Summer in the Seaport, a commercial reminding tourists that New Bedford, Massachusetts remains open for business receives a nomination for a Boston/New England Emmy Award

‘Restart 2020’ Accepted to Three Film Festivals

Our documentary film ‘Restart 2020‘ travels to New England! The SENE Film Festival, 11th Arlington International Film Festival, and New Haven International Film Festival accepted ‘Restart 20’ in this year’s upcoming film festivals. ‘Restart 2020’ premieres in Rhode Island on Thursday, October 13, 2021at the SENE Film Festival. The festival takes place in person at […]

Restart 2020, Official Selection Wood’s Hole Film Festival

I’ve got some exciting news regarding my documentary film, Restart 2020. The Woods Hole Film Festival selected Restart 2020 to screen during this year’s 30th annual festival! I’m honored Restart 2020 will be included! REstart 2020 The documentary film, Restart 2020, tells the story of three New Bedford artists navigating large art projects through the […]

Photojournalism’s Last Breath

If you had to think of the most undervalued job in America, do you think of photojournalists? Now hear me out. Which job in the United States brings immense value to society, engaging audiences through powerful visual stories, but are underpaid, overworked, threatened by technology, economically unstable, assaulted by government agents, targeted by foreign government […]

Drew Furtado records an artist in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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