Brendan Martyn shines in student film

Brendan and his long-time film partner Tyler Spaid, another USC student, won top awards for best performance and best director in the school’s Campus Movie Fest competition, beating out 200 other entries. Brendan and Tyler will attend the national competition in Atlanta in May. […]


Sperryville final stop for Oscillation Transia Film Festival

Following a summer tour of carefully selected “inspirational places” across the United States, Oscillation Transia, a new kind of film festival, will be hosting its final outdoor pop-up screening of 9 hand-selected short films — powered entirely by solar energy — in Sperryville’s Mountain Blue Venue. […]


Filmmaker cousins return to Rappahannock to pick up where the story left off

“The mountains of Rappahannock hold so many memories for me and now as an adult I cannot wait to showcase its beauty on the big screen,” says Amy Northup, director of What She Said, a feature length 90-minute film to be shot in early 2019 at her family’s farm west of Flint Hill. […]


Significance of Rappahannock history discussed on iconic film’s anniversary

A quarter century later, members of the public, community and historical groups, local government officials, Civil War historians and reenactors alike are joining forces — in Gettysburg, no less — with the makers of the iconic motion picture that recreates one of America’s bloodiest battles, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Killer Angels.” […]


Friday feature: Badsville

The 2017 Canadian Film Fest’s Best Director and Best Costume Design awards both went recently to “Badsville,” which makes its East Coast premiere Friday, April 7 at the Film Festival at Little Washington. […]


A film festival to please all

“I’m very excited,” says Wood, now in her second year as festival director. “Last year we accepted strictly Virginia films and filmmakers, but this year we opened up submissions to domestic and foreign films.” […]


Sperryville column for Jan. 19

Nina explains that the new series “is a faith-based, post-apocalyptic drama starring eight millennial women stranded on a farm after a solar flare hits the earth, and they decide to rebuild civilization without losing their humanity, and all they have are cookbooks and guns.” […]

Awards and Honors

The Rapp for Dec. 22

Need a break after Christmas? There’s at live bluegrass and beer for Boxing Day at Pen Druid. Still need New Year’s plans? First Night in Warrenton features 40 family-friendly live indoor performances in and around their downtown. […]


The Rapp for Nov. 3

“Rosenwald” doc screens Friday Nov. 4 at Little Washington Theatre; Two local young actresses, Celia Cooley and Grace Raiford, feature in RAAC Theatre holiday production of “The 12 Days of Christmas.” […]