I’m a local first-time director, working on Olancho, a documentary about a group of musicians who perform for drug cartels in Honduras, which is the most murderous country in the world. Having finished shooting, my co-producer and I are now moving into post-production here in Boston, where I was born and raised.
Though Boston has a vibrant, budding film community, we constantly feel the pull of New York City, where a vast community and infrastructure for film provides endless resources. With this balance so off-kilter, the Massachusetts film tax incentive is a big reason for our choosing to stay here in Boston. Without it, we’d be more inclined to move down to Brooklyn to finish post-production.