Local Film | May 9, 2013

This was submitted for Dispatch Magazine but didn’t make it in time.


Do you like film? I like film. I really like local film.

This Thursday May 9th gives you two great chances to support local film, don’t miss them.

Maybe it’s because back in good old 2005 (was it really THAT long ago?) I participated in the “Student Picture Show” for my Senior Advanced Production class at USM myself. Or…maybe it’s because it is Kate Kaminski’s last year (she along with Nat Ives have been co-teaching this class since 2003 and by the way are amazing people. If you haven’t had the chance to meet them or take a class with them you really need to. They are both inspiring and helpful and really care about what they do.) Or…maybe selfishly still it’s because new fresh ideas always help make us laugh, think and inspire. Whatever the reason you’ll see my butt there. (WOAH!)

University of Southern Maine’s 9th Annual Student Picture Show is on Thursday May 9th at Talbot Lecture Hall in Luther Bonney on the Portland Campus at 7:15pm. Don’t miss seeing some great familiar actors from the Portland film scene helping out in these films. I know first-hand how with working with a few of them that they will rock your socks off. Plus, I mean let’s be honest– you can’t beat FREE (:

Who doesn’t love the Nickelodeon and more local film?

The 3rd Annual Maine Mayhem Film Festival is set to take place the same day, Thursday May 9th at the Nickelodeon. Corey Norman, co-founder of the fest is hosting the must see event. Senior film students from SMCC as well as former students:  Sean Martin, Tyler Wood, Jimmy Crocco, etc.  have  submitted their work. I have also worked with Corey, Sean, Tyler, Jimmy and a few of the amazing actors you will see here and they are like family. The combination of their talent in writing, directing, acting and production will blow you away. (Minds will be BLOWN)

If you want to get a seat you better hurry, the 7pm showing is already sold out. Fret not; they set up another showing at 9:15pm and at $5 it is a steal.

Both Local film events are to not be missed. I’ve been in as well as watched both events in the past, worked with the directors, actors, host, etc. they’re a group to take notice of.


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