Rock & Reel Combines Artistic Mediums

“Best Video” artist, Phil Ayoub, performs “Get Out (Live a Little)” during the ceremony. Photo by Jason Tessitore

On Saturday night, April 27, the Rock & Reel music video competition came to a conclusion with a screening and awards ceremony.

In its inaugural year, the grassroots Providence-based project pairs local musicians with independent filmmakers for one weekend only to conceive, write, shoot and edit a music video.

The 9 teams of musicians and filmmakers revealed their narrative videos to the public at the newly re-opened Columbus Theater on Broadway in Providence this past Saturday evening. Videos ranged from charming to to morbidly stunning in an evening that proved the worth of Rhode Island’s cinematic and music scene. See each video here.


2013 Rock & Reel Winners

Best Video – Phil Ayoub’s “Get Out (Live a Little, Love a Lot)” By Goodmango Productions (Anthony Capobianco & Dana Goodman)

1st Runner Up – Jennifer Tefft’s “Madame Catastrophe” By They’re Using Tools (Melinda Rainsberger)

2nd Runner Up –  Eric Barao’s “I’m in Love With A Broken Heart” By UC Productions (Phillip Afonso)

Best Song – Mark Cutler “Jumpin’ Time”

Best Actor – Laura Pepper (in “I Like to Watch You”)

Best Director – Melinda Rainsberger “Madame Catastrophe”

Best Cinematography – Melinda Rainsberger “Madame Catastrophe”

Best Editing – Phillip Afonso “I’m In Love With A Broken Heart”