June 28th, 2013
The Little House That Could - 12 Festivals so far!
After playing 13 film festivals and 22 screenings around the world,
The Little House That Could has just been selected to by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and will play at the AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 8:30 pm. Plus, it has been selected to play at Censured in Canada and will play in Toronto at CineCycle on January 24th. Otherwise, it just played on December 14th, 2014 in NYC at Stonewall (NYC's oldest gay bar) to help raise money for Mars' next feature film called Scumbag which he is also editing.
In The News
Mars Roberge has been editing before NLE existed, cutting films on Steenbeck flatbeds, graduating to early NLE offline systems such as D-Vision and online systems like Alladin. Today, he is fluent in Adobe Premiere CS6, Final Cut Pro 7.1 and Avid Media Composer with his preference being CS6. Not only a great team player, he is capable of being a one-person-show, performing all the duties of an editor, assistant, colorist, digital asset manager, QC, script writer, composer and audio engineer while always maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Mars had a big year in 2013, cutting feature documentary film, The Little House That Could, which screened at Frameline37: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, Gaze: 21st Dublin International LGBT Film Festival, Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival and IX Cinema Mostra Aids (São Paulo, Brazil), --he also script wrote and color-corrected the film. In 2014, the film was selected by the 4th Annual Queens World Film Festival (Nominated for Best LGBT Feature), OUT Twin Cities Film Festival, Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, MIX Mexico / Festival de cine y video, B'More QFest, Outview Film Festival (Athens, Greece) and MICGénero / Muestra Internacional de Cine con Perspectiva de Género was being featured as part of Keith Haring's show at Ars Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. For 2015, it has already played at The Stonewall Inn in NYC, plus has been selected for NewFilmmakers LA and Censured in Canada (Toronto)
Also in 2013, he cut a short film, Mirror, which won 3rd place at the Long Island University Big Mini Media Festival and was an official selection for the Red Hook International Film Festival in Brooklyn. One of his most recent projects, a music video for Rise NYC, became a bonus promo package for new Canadian feature film, A Dark Matter, which won the Director's Choice Award at the 2013 Fantastic Planet Horror and Fantasy Film Festival in Sydney, Australia. In his downtime, he cut a reel for not-for-profit company, Makeovers That Matter, to obtain the world recognition they deserve and help struggling women return to the workforce. It caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey, only a few weeks after cutting it. Then, closing out the year, he cut a reel for A&E sober coach reality star, Patty Powers, from her hit show Relapse.
New Editor Reel for 2014!
Ready to start a new year, Mars just put together his demo reel containing a few of his latest award-winning films.
2 New Music Videos for Rise NYC!
Originally shot in 2006 but essentially never completed, Mars salvaged the footage and just created a new music video for Rise NYC's cover of "Eye in The Sky" by The Alan Parsons Project. Plus, combined new footage shot around the globe of the members to create their "Already Gone" Video. Timeless sounds!