Filming “Americano,” the story of an unlikely patriot.

Written by Maddie Allard. Photos by Max Grudzinski.

Maestro Filmworks is excited to be producing the short narrative film, Americano. Teaming up with the Philly-native writer and director, Tim Viola of Consurgo Films, (consurgofilms.com) our crew filmed for 4 days throughout Philadelphia, from Independence Hall in Old City, to the Racquet Club of Philadelphia in Rittehnouse, to Race Street Pier along Columbus Boulevard, to Gryphon Café in Port Richmond.

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Focusing on a Syrian refugee, the film follows his journey working for a statesman in order to receive a signed deportation appeal. After being betrayed, he embarks on a mission to find the truth and stay in the country. Written even before the unfolding of the 2016 election, this film touches on the every day struggle of thousands of refugees fighting for their own American dream.

 

On February 1st, a Kickstarter campaign was launched to help fund this campaign. After 28 days, over $20,000 dollars was pledged to the project, surpassing the original $15,000 goal. With a supremely talented cast and crew, as well as a leading man who is the son of a refugee, principal photography took place from March 25-28 with a pickup shoot weekend at the end of April to wrap on the film.

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Be sure to keep an eye out for progress regarding this project, as we will be posting more about when we head into post production.

 

Facebook page: facebook.com/americanofilm

Instagram: Instagram.com/americanofilm

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Gaining market recognition. Award season is upon us.

Written by Maddie Allard. Photos by Max Grudzinski.

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The 2017 awards season is upon us, and Maestro Filmworks is seeing great success. Below are the awards we’ve won (so far):

Elevate by Psych Congress

ADCP Louix Award – Art Director’s Club of Philadelphia

2017 Best Corporate Video

Watch Here: https://vimeo.com/188305125

 

Making an Impact That Matters – Deloitte

AVA Digital Awards

2017 Platinum Winner – Viral Video for Company

Watch Here: https://vimeo.com/122474228 

 

Head of the Charles Regatta – BNY Mellon

AVA Digital Awards

2017 Gold Winner – Documentary

Watch Here: https://vimeo.com/142299836

 

Financial Technology – Deloitte

AVA Digital Awards

2017 Honorable Mention – Marketing

Watch Here: https://vimeo.com/198229503

 

Elevate by Psych Congress

Hermes Creative Awards

2017 Platinum Winner – Medical Category

Watch here: https://vimeo.com/188305125

 

Project Cavite – Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)

Hermes Creative Awards

2017 Honorable Mention – Non-Profit Category

Watch here: https://vimeo.com/186507056

 

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Office & studio renovations complete!

Written by Andrew Vigna. Photos by Max Grudzinski.

Our office renovations are finally finished! After beginning in January, we have expanded our studio to have an additional 900 square foot standalone space (finally, space to do cartwheels and our jobs!)

Our new state-of-the-art studio features a freshly renovated interior with smart office features and way more natural light. We’ve also included super important things such as a communal snack bar and two bathrooms. At Maestro, we believe in the importance of having the right creative spaces available for our staff in order to cultivate the most lively creative collaboration. We also added a new conference room and client meeting area which features vintage film and Philly décor.

These new digs allow for open collaboration and a more easygoing workflow for our growing team. With the new upgrades to our space, we have enhanced our technical capabilities and efficiency, while giving our team more room to do their thing.

 

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