IN THE NEWS
YOUNG STATEN ISLAND FILMMAKERS KEEPING THE FOCUS ON WOMEN
Friday, June 10, 2011 - By TONY AZZARA - STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.
Filmmakers Maria Rusolo and Cara S. Liander are on a mission. The duo’s ROAM Pictures is a St. George-based production company dedicated to creating films for, by and about women....She and Ms. Rusolo will do just that tonight and tomorrow when they premiere two new films at the 2011 Staten Island Film Festival. Each of ROAM’s entries is nominated for several awards.... READ FULL ARTICLE
IN STATEN ISLAND’S CONCORD COMMUNITY, A MOVIE IN THE MAKING
Wednesday November 26, 2008 - by TEVAH PLATT - STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.
Movie lights lined Mary Street in Concord in recent weeks as St. George filmmaker Maria Rusolo used her grandparents' home as a location for her forthcoming short, "Withdrawal." Ms. Rusolo received a Panavision New Filmmaker Grant and played the starring role in her fictional account of a war veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.... READ FULL ARTICLE
MOVIES, CELEBRITIES, AND FILMMAKER PARTIES
Day 2 of the SINY Film Festival receives rave reviews
Saturday, June 07, 2008 - By KIAWANA RICH - STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.
Organizers wrapped up the evening with an ultra-chic filmmaker party in the Staten Island Hotel, Graniteville, that was Hollywood-inspired, but all Staten Island style. Attendees at the party were a Who's Who of filmmakers. Spotted on the floor...St. George filmmaker Maria Rusolo appeared in a white, lacy number, promoting her humorous social commentary short, "DRESS CODE"...
HALLMARK OF ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL: VARIETY
55 movies in 17 genres will be featured during event at College of Staten Island
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - By KIAWANA RICH - STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.
St. George resident Maria Rusolo...will be offering seven minutes of silent fun titled, "DRESS CODE." The film, which features a Danny Elfman-inspired musical score, is a funny commentary on how clothing makes the woman.