Meredith has always harbored a deep connection with her favorite ski resort, but after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, her relationship with the mountain entered a whole new level.
The Raw Essence of Carlo Pittore is part of a series of films titled Great American Artists launched in 1999 as Maine Masters. Carlo Pittore (b. Charles Stanley, 1943-2005) was one of the original founders of the Union of Maine Visual Artists, the sponsor of this film series. As his friend the poet Bob Holman says in the film, “Carlo led a merry band of artists” in the 70s living in the yurts of Bowdoinham. Carlo was an internationally renowned “mail” artist and the postcards he sent around the world and exhibited at over a thousand shows are extraordinary.
It is with the hope that the release of this short will encourage others to help us fund the feature length version of this very complex artist. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this continuing project.
A family-friendly short about a peculiar customer who interrupts a gift store owner’s quiet day. Is she really shopping… or is this some kind of game?
Maine Heritage Orchard documents the transformation of a reclaimed gravel pit into the Maine Heritage Orchard, a living museum of apples traditionally grown in Maine. Organic farmer and nationally recognized apple expert, John Bunker, and others pass on their knowledge of working the land to the young farmers settling in Maine, preserving Maine’s orcharding traditions.
Three men work as dunk tank clowns in carnivals across the north-east. The job requires quick wit, a thick skin and physical stamina. It was once easy money – but times have changed.
We learn the tricks of the trade – how to lure the suckers, how to work the crowd.
Tom has a “Sunday school” game – good-natured and witty. Terry pushes the boundaries of taste – and the crowd gets ugly in response. Kenny, the veteran, just seems a bit tired. They blame dwindling interest on “political correctness.”
The satirical song “Gun Shop” comments on the escalation of mass gun violence in the United States. It argues that the proliferation of guns will continue to increase the number of victims. The song is an appeal to our nation to reexamine its obsession with guns.
A heartwarming, teenage love story about trust and accepting others for exactly who they are. Noah begins to fall in love with his new neighbor Becky, only to find out she has a secret.
This natural history conservation short on the nature of the Island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean was created to bring about local Island awareness of the richness and fragility of its local wildlife.
Cinematography – Mauricio Handler
Original Music & Editing – Merell M. M. Notten
Jennifer Doll just wants her son, Jackson, to have a typical childhood, but his autism causes him to experience the world too intensely. Because of his freak outs and outbursts, he’s never been on a play-date or attended a birthday party. One day, Jennifer enrolls Jackson in an ice skating program for kids with disabilities. Even though the first weeks are rough, Jennifer sees major
improvements in Jackson’s attitude and outbursts. As the final ice skating show comes up, Jennifer hopes that Jackson will go on, believing a successful performance will be the first step toward a typical childhood.