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John Paget, Paget Films
Buffalo, New York
Independent documentary filmmaker.
Interests: New Urbanism, Buffalo New York, Elvis, Route 66, Alcatraz, documentary film, politics, Olympia Washington
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Posted Jan 8, 2015 at John Paget's Blog
Paget Films recently produced this short film for 43North in Buffalo. SYNOPSIS: Since its founding, Buffalo has been home to innovators and entrepreneurs - that legacy continues today. 43North has teamed up with Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and Paget Films to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at John Paget's Blog
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The music video parody Paget Films produced for Vidler's 5&10 in East Aurora has hit nearly 50,000 views, and pushed the Vidler's 5&10 youtube channnel to over 100,000 views. And it's earned media coverage galore, including one of the world's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at John Paget's Blog
It was an honor to work for Dover Kohl & Partners and Seven50.org to produce this film about the visionary seven county, fifty year plan for southeast Florida. Produced by First+Main Media. Producer, Chris Elisara. Director, John Paget. Motion Graphics... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at John Paget's Blog
For it's first ever TV ad, Buffalo's esteemed Nardin Academy embraced a creative concept. I enjoyed working on this. Props to Propellerhead Media for great work on the soundtrack. Nardin Academy "Steady Beat"--Come to our lower schools open house Jan.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at John Paget's Blog
As part of the ongoing online episodic series "Buffalo For Real TV", we highlight another exciting part of the new Buffalo: a global market business incubator launched by Westminster Economic Development Initiative on Buffalo's west side. Hosted by Nelson Star,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at John Paget's Blog
ArtBFLO is a short promo film about art in Buffalo, which I produced for Visit Buffalo Niagara. The film premiered at the Theatre of Youth in Allentown on November 1st, 2013. Watch it online: Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at John Paget's Blog
OOn October 1st, I completed and released "Buffalo: America's Best Designed City" - thanks to all the sponsors, cast and crew. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at John Paget's Blog
The latest video I produced for Buffalo Niagara Enterprise showcases the story of Sentient Science, an innovative technology company which recently moved into the Butler Mansion in Buffalo. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at John Paget's Blog
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I recently produced this short film advocating for a 27-mile rail trail in Western New York. Check out the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail official website and watch the video. This is a great initiative that will enhance our region. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at John Paget's Blog
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I shot/directed/edited this short documentary on Seaside for the American Makeover web series. Seaside is considered "the cradle of New Urbanism" and this film features a fascinating interpretive tour of the town with the man who helped design and build... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at John Paget's Blog
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Check our latest episode "Seaside: The City of Ideas" http://americanmakeover.tv/episode2.html Explore the city they call "the cradle of New Urbanism" with the man who helped design it over 30 years ago, Andrés Duany. In Episode 2 of American Makeover, Duany 'interprets' Seaside on a walking tour, showing how many of... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at American Makeover
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Buffalo Rising features a recent video I produced for BNE about Galvstar, a steel galvanizing company in Buffalo: http://www.buffalorising.com/2013/03/bne-video-to-be-used-to-promote-region-to-advanced-manufacturers.html Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at John Paget's Blog
"Vidler's TV" the weekly youtube show I conceived and produced for Vidler's 5 & 10 in East Aurora, NY is profiled in a lengthy article in the business section of Rochester Democrat & Chronicle's Thanksgiving Day edition. The story features... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at John Paget's Blog
For the latest episode of Buffalo For Real TV, "Ready Teddy" we stepped outside of our usual documentary / travelogue format and tried a scripted narrative with the wonderful Joe Wiegand playing the role of Teddy Roosevelt. After history comes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at John Paget's Blog
Today marks the release of the 30th weekly episode of Vidler's TV, a youtube channel and program I created for Vidler's 5&10 in East Aurora, New York. It's been featured on WGRZ and in the Buffalo News, and over 22,000... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at John Paget's Blog
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I've created a 2-minute short film about Lexington Co-Op as an entry for the "My Co-Op Rocks Video Contest." Winning entry receives a $1500 gift certificate to their local co-op. I need to eat way fewer steak subs and cheeseburgers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at John Paget's Blog
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The documentary film "Locally Grown" which I produced/directed for Lexington Co-Op (commemorating their 40th annivesary) screened in Gainesville, Florida at a World Food Day event sponsored by that city's co-op. If you have not seen it, you can still buy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2012 at John Paget's Blog
It's been great to spend this week at the twentieth Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) - the annual conference for what is the most important movement of our time. We produced a 2-part series for CNU 20, with leaders... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at John Paget's Blog
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Check out the weekly episodic series and youtube channel I've created for Vidler's 5 and 10, one of the last surviving genuine five and dime stores in America. Fun stuff! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at John Paget's Blog
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Buffalo For Real TV is an online series exploring the unique places and one-of-a-kind experiences to be found in Buffalo and Western New York. Check out all episodes in the series at the Buffalo For Real TV youtube channel. Collaborating... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at John Paget's Blog
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One of my favorite projects this year was producing Locally Grown, a 35 minute documentary about Buffalo's most beloved store, the Lexington Co-Op. It was a privilege to meet many of Lexington's founding members and local farmers; they offered many... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at John Paget's Blog
My latest short film, produced with Theatre Alliance of Buffalo (Constance McEwen Caldwell) and Visit Buffalo Niagara (Ed Healy). Only seven minutes, but a year in production. Thanks to those who helped on various shoots (William Bottriell, Wesley Dean, Nate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at John Paget's Blog
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This summer, I acquired publishing rights to and reprinted (with a new cover design by Ryan Besch) the biography of ex-Alcatraz inmate #1076, John Dekker. If you're touring San Francisco, look for it in stores along the Wharf. Or, you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2011 at John Paget's Blog
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Just finished up a week in Memphis, Tennessee, co-producing an international Elvis impersonator contest, the KING OF THE WORLD ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. Our winner was Mr. Dwight Icenhower from Orlando, Florida. (Yes, he imitates the King but has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2011 at John Paget's Blog