Author: Aja Webber

Aja Webber

Aja Webber is the current managing editor of The Independent Magazine. She is a journalism student at Emerson College with a minor in photography. She grew up in Montclair, NJ and now spends the majority of her time residing in Boston, MA. Aside from writing and editing for The Independent, she also writes editorial pieces for Austin Fit Magazine. In her free time Aja enjoys acting, singing and ice skating.

Articles Written by Aja Webber:

The Claridge Theater Opens Its Doors For The 11th Annual Montclair Film Festival

The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) connects global filmmakers with audiences in a diverse, culturally vibrant community. For the past 10 years, MFF has been presenting films and organizing year-round programs that engage, entertain and educate through the power of visual storytelling. This October 21-30, 2022, the 11th annual Montclair Film Festival will entertain film lovers… Read more »

Student Filmmaker Aidan Champeau is Creating His Own Genre of Film

It seems that in recent years, movies have been coming out that have essentially already been made. The themes and genres throughout the film industry have become tiresome due to the repetitive nature of film production. Everyone seems to want to make the next Marvel movie, or the next Godfather, but Aidan Champeau just wants… Read more »

Filmmaker Alyssa G. Mullings is Changing the Narrative of Mental Health in Film

Award-winning director, editor and writer Alyssa G. Mullings is bridging the gap between film and mental health. At just 22-years-old Mullings has already made a film that captures the vast effects eating disorders can have on the mind and body. Unlike other films about anorexia, Mullings’ “I Love Ana” gives the point of view of… Read more »

“Bulletproof”: Changing The Narrative Around Gun Violence

Gun violence has been a prevalent issue in the United States for many years, with 34 school shooting incidents occurring in 2021, according to Education Week. However, despite this continuous issue, there has not been much change when it comes to gun violence prevention protocols in schools. “Bulletproof,” directed by Todd Chandler, is an informative… Read more »

“Indemnity” will keep you on the edge of your seat

Directed and written by Travis Taute, “Indemnity” is a heart-breaking, action-packed thriller about loss, survival, and grief. After ex-firefighter Theo Abrams wakes up next to his dead wife Angela, he must rid himself of the murder accusation with no recollection of what happened that night.  A perfect fit for Black History Month, the film stars… Read more »

How “The Fallout” Does Mental Health Right

“The Fallout” (2021), Megan Park’s feature directorial debut, explores the emotional impact of a school shooting on high schoolers and how their trauma responses differ from one another. Jenna Ortega plays the leading role, a 16-year-old named Vada, and gives a heart-wrenching performance. While at first this movie may sound like an overdone school shooting… Read more »