After planning major art events for 2020, three artists navigate the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Restart 2020 is screening Wednesday August 4, 2021 at this year’s Woods Hole Film Festival.
The film set out to tell a positive story of New Bedford, Massachusetts, often plagued by negative headlines. 2020 promised to be an amazing year for New Bedford artists.
Multi-media art exhibitions, massive public art installations, and a museum worthy showcase.
The entire film changed in March 2020, as the COVID-19 global health pandemic threatened the Southcoast way of life. Artists rose to the occasion, providing hope, inspiration, and respite through the arts, we knew we had to continue producing this film.
Drew Furtado is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, digital artist, and high school media arts teacher. Drew spent 10 years in television news, working at WFXT-TV in Boston, MA, and WJAR-TV in Providence, RI. Drew has always loved telling visual stories particularly of the Southcoast of Massachusetts and now loves telling the stories of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Drew has extensive experience producing documentaries and journalistic films including ‘One Day On Earth-Fall River,‘ ‘Dear Polar Seltzer,‘ and ‘The Sculptor.‘ His award-winning fictional films have been screened globally, regionally, and locally. His film students continually inspire him to push him to greater levels, as they have received 19 student production awards, 2 national awards, and have had their work selected in national film festivals.
Chris Gauthier Assistant Director
Chris Gauthier is a television news videographer, accomplished still photographer, and an award-winning actor. A lifelong Rhode Island resident, Chris is new to documentary filmmaking and looking forward to future projects. Chris and Drew have partnered together to produce award-winning films for many Providence 48 Hour Film Festivals.
Jeremy Young Composer
Jeremy T. Young is a musician, director, composer, and high school music teacher. His school choirs have won numerous gold rankings and he and his students have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall three times in the past three years. Outside of school, Jeremy has maintained a busy conducting and directing schedule working with Apponequet Summarising, Acushnet Classic Ensemble, Susquehanna University’s Choral Institute, and was the conductor of the 2017 Senior Southeastern Bandmaster Association (SEMSBA) Chorus. As a composer, Jeremy won the ‘Best Musical Score’ for his work on the silent film, ‘Silent Treatment‘ at the 2017 Providence 48 Hour Film festival.