Article by News @ IU
An Indiana filmmaker and a Hoosier folklorist teamed up to create a new streaming service that gives other Indiana filmmakers the opportunity to show off their work, network and even make some revenue. Husband and wife Thomas DeCarlo and Meredith McGriff started Hoosier Films, a streaming service that launched Sept. 1.
"It kind of was my mission to find all the people in Indiana making films," DeCarlo said. "People don't realize how much talent is in their backyards."
DeCarlo said he made films in high school and studied film at Denison University in Ohio, but he took a break from filmmaking after moving to Indiana to work in admissions and later Overseas Study at Indiana University.
That's where he met McGriff, who was working on her doctorate in folklore. She is currently the membership director for the American Folklore Society headquartered at IU Bloomington.
DeCarlo got the idea for Hoosier Films after attending a film festival in Goshen, Indiana, where a block of Indiana films was featured.