Sunday, December 5, 2010

Looking for film festival submissions

Looking for film festival submissions - Hi, We are now actively looking for films from around the world for our international film festival, The Blue Sky Film Fest. We seek feature length and short narratives and docs. Please spread the word.

Please visit our site for details -


Friday, November 12, 2010

Carrboro Film Festival

We received more films than ever before. Come out to see 28 mini-masterpieces.
Here's an article about the fest;

and here's our site with a schedule and directions and time, etc.

I hope you can make it. There's a free after party at 7pm at The station.

Details -
Fifith Annual Carrboro Film Festival
Sunday, November 21st 1p-7p
Carrboro's Century Center
100 N. Greensboro St
Carrboro, NC 27510
Adults - $7 Kids 12 and under - $3

Monday, November 1, 2010


Here is a short list of my other websites and blogs. These are chock full of video, films and interesting stories.

Finish Line is a documentary web series that asks people from all walks of life three questions. 1- What happens when you die? 2 – How does that affect how you live your life? 3 – Have you ever lost a loved one?

Ringling Clown
is a blog that features video, sound, photos and stories from my two years as a Ringling Bros. Clown, 1983-1984.
is my business web site. Full of video samples of my corporate, non-profit, film and commercial work.

12 The Film There’s a thin line between love and hate. 12 is a short film about family. This family has a problem, and in the next twelve hours things will change irreversibly. Anything can happen between Midnight and Noon.

This is my general interest blog that features updates and comments on things my company and I are doing.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Finish line web series Episode 6.

Wonderful episode featuring two schools of thought about death.

Only three more days left to submit your short films to The CarrboroFilm Festival. Film Festival Submission forms are available at

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Finish line web series Episode 5 shocks many.

Howdy. I once again find myself under 150 year old maple tree on the lawn Of Weaver Street Market. The music of John and Bill playing rootsy blues this morning has an invigorating and inspiring effect.
It's been another creative and productive week. First up is the fact that we posted another episode of "Finish Line", our web series that asks folks from all walks of life "what happens when you die?". It is a lively series about death. This weeks episode is above and features a super sweet dog named Tasha. Tasha died just after the filming of this interview with her and her master, Lisa. She has an unknown tumor. She had absolutely no symptoms until hours before her passing. Very sad, but also fateful that we were fortunate to spend time with her and Lisa before she died.
The episode also features the wonderfully droll Ryan, who has no intention in saving for retirement, since every male in his family lineage has died before they turned 65.
Great episode. Top watch more, visit our site at

In other news, The Carrboro Film Festival is still receiving short film submissions. It is great to watch and judge all the films that have been coming in. Some of them are jaw droppingly great. All of them are thought provoking in their concept, humor, idea or execution. I love indie films and these are about as indie as they get. If you want to submit, visit us at We'd love to see what you got. There is no "completed by" rule, the film could have been made yesterday or 100 years ago.

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Carrboro Film Festival is looking for your shorts

Submit to The Carrboro Film Festival 2010! from nic beery on Vimeo.

Visit to submit your short films. If you or a member of your cast or crew have never breathed the good, clean air of Orange County, NC, then you can not submit. BUT! you can submit shorts and features to , which is an international film festival in Chapel Hill, NC.

Looking forward to seeing your masterpieces. Both of these film festival submissions are for fests in NC, one in the fall, one in the late winter. Submit today, hooray.

In other news, here is the latest non-profit video produced. I am very proud of this short video and happy to be helping them raise the finds needed to get the job done. The Partnership for Children is in Johnston County, NC.

Partnership to build a Miracle from nic beery on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

So it begins

August 15th, 2010
We just sent out our new short, 12, to about a dozen festivals. Exciting and scary. We will probably do more work on the film before it is really finished, but deadlines were looming for some fests that it would be exciting to see "12" in.

I am hoping to have a special sneak peek/cast & crew event in the near future in NC. Still working out those details. Then I will make "12" available for 12 hours online for those interested in seeing it and can't make the sneak peek party. I expect it all to be happening in October, when the weather has cooled and the festival season has begun.

If you would like to stay up with our new short, the website is

In other news, submissions are now open for The Blue Sky Film Festival. This new fest will be Feb. 4-6, 2011 in Chapel Hill, NC. We are lookinf for independent, edgy and incredible films from the four corners of the globe. Shorts, features, narratives and documentaries are all welcome. For a film festival submission form, go to our site, The festival is going to be a nice compliment to the cool Carrboro Film Festival, which focuses on homegrown talent and short films. They are accepting films right now also, go to to learn more.

As if that isn't enough, our web series, Finish Line, is gaining momentum. We post a new episode every two weeks. This series poses the question, "What happens when you die?" This may sound like a downer subject, but it really is uplifting, the interviewees are very candid in their answers and they share opinions and thoughts from all angles and beliefs.

I recently was able to get an interview with Tim LaFollett thanks to my friends Blake Faucet and Andy Coon and Tim himself. Tim has ALS and is the subject of Blake and Andy's incredible web series "Often Awesome". I highly recommend the series, it is moving, powerful and rewarding. I expect to have Tim's episode of Finish Line up in a month or so.

It is an honor to work on Finish Line and be the facilitator of these interviews. Go here to watch and think a bit about what will happen to all of us when we cross the big finish line of life.

Well I guess that's about it for this Sunday morning note. As I sit outside listening to live music on the Weaver Street lawn, i have breast feeding Moms to my right, footlose Bruce dancing to my left. Carrboro is a lovely place to live.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Finish line web series

There is a new project that I've been working on most of the year. It is a web series that asks folks from all walks of life "What happens when you die?". The series posts a new webisode every two weeks and is titled "Finish Line". You can tune in here -

I find the discussions extremely interesting and am thankful for the openness of all of the interviewees. I hope you enjoy it too. Feel free to share it and make comments.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Carrboro Film Festival is looking for your shorts

Attention filmmakers! The Carrboro Film Festival is looking for your short film masterpieces. We are now accepting early submissions with
special early entry pricing - up to 4 films for $20!
After August 20th - $25 per submission, so submit early and save!
Submission deadline is September 30, 2010

Visit for full details.

Submit to The Carrboro Film Festival 2010! from nic beery on Vimeo.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Very Exciting Pickle News

February is rolling along with several big doin's for us at

Our short film, BEN PICKLE, will screen twice this month. Saturday, Feb. 20th, Pickle will screen at the Hollywood Cinemas as part of the prestigious MAGNOLIA FILM FESTIVAL. Then on Feb. 25th, Ben Pickle will screen as part of a double comedy bill at the NC Comedy Arts Festival at the classic Varsity theatre in Chapel Hill, NC.

Additionally, our non-profit production side, Beery Media is pleased to announce that The Arc of North Carolina has hired us to produce a 4 minute High Definition Documentary to raise awareness and promote their cause. This is an important organization and we are very pleased to help out in this way.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Buster Keaton Sails into Carrboro, NC

Buster Keaton Podcast from nic beery on Vimeo.

This is a podcast from a recent sold out screening of the 1928 Buster Keaton classic film, "Steamboat Bill, Jr." Carrboro, NC is fortunate to be the home of a monthly film series called "Century Center Cinema". They show silent, classic, foreign and documentaries. They are always wonderful movies and when silent's are shown, the music is improvised on the grand Piano by Erich Lieth.

This podcast features nuggets of good Keaton info by International Buster Keaton Society member Laura Nigro. Also included are scenes from the film and music by Lieth.

Century Center Cinema is a co-production of The Town of Carrboro and and is curated by Nic Beery.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Seeks Volunteers

January 18th, 2010

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival seeks volunteers for 13th annual event.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC will hold it’s 13th edition on April 8th-11th. This world-class event attracts filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to our area. This year is promising to be our best festival yet.

We are presently seeking volunteers to help out in many areas including ushers, ticket takers, box office, photographers, drivers, IT support, set-up and tear down, and outreach.

The sign-up is once again online. Visit
to fill out the brief form that allows you to fill out your area of interest and availability.

Requirements are that you must attend two pre-fest meetings in the evening (in March) and work 3 five-hour shifts during the festival.

Benefits are many. You get to see world-class films, network with others who share your love for film, help in your community, free t-shirt, free snacks, and the satisfaction of volunteering.

The sign-up period is open now, and we anticipate our volunteer quota will fill-up rapidly, so don’t delay.

Again the sign up location online is

For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Nic Beery at