The golden age of Hollywood and the days of the almighty studio system are long gone, replaced by the age of accessible technology that has democratized filmmaking. Most of what you watch online is probably produced by independent artists. Fans drive the success or failure of web-based shows and producers crowd source full-length films. The Independent Television and Film Festival celebrates the best of this new world of video production. And at this year’s festival in Dover, Vt., a brother and sister team from Wenatchee will be in the spotlight.
The ’70s are a long way away now, and it’s easy to put to rest some of the things that came with them: the fashion, for instance, is buried somewhere 40 years behind us, and that’s probably where it should stay. But some things — and some people — were nothing short of timeless.
After a decade of making films, Charley Voorhis is taking some time to reflect back, look ahead and celebrate. His latest project, “Voortex Live,” is “kind of a celebration of the last 10 years of craziness,” Voorhis said. “I’m calling it 10 years of survival.”